Innie Vs. Outie Vagina: What’s the Difference?
When you were younger, you might have compared belly buttons with your friends to see who had an “outie” or an “innie,” but did you know that you can also have an “outie” or an “innie” vagina? Since it’s safe to say you’re probably not comparing this with your friends like you might your belly button, you might be wondering: what the heck is an outie vagina?! What’s an innie vagina?!
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Why “Normal” Is A Loaded Term
First and foremost, we want to make it clear that both “innie” and “outtie” vaginas are perfectly fine and normal. Some women feel concerned about the appearance of their vulvas, and they often come to us with questions regarding whether they’re outie vaginas are “normal.” So, we wanted to clear the air. Genetically speaking, the vulva determines whether you have an innie or an outie vagina; so technically speaking, it’s actually an innie or an outie vulva, not vagina! The vulva is on the outside of the vagina and encompasses the labia majora, labia minora, and clitoral hood. Women with outie vaginas have more prominent labia minoras that protrude out of their labia majora. Some women find this uncomfortable, and so they opt for labiaplasty!
Here’s the deal: Both “innie” and “outie” vaginas are completely normal. In fact, over time labias naturally go through changes due to aging and hormonal changes. However, some people might experience disruptions to their everyday lives due to an enlarged labia minora, or “outie vagina”. While it might seem more like a cosmetic or physical issue, having an enlarged labia can impact other areas of your life, too. It can lead to chronic irritation or discomfort, especially when wearing tight pants, and make it difficult to experience clitoral stimulation during sex.
Loving Your Body Your Way
All bodies are beautiful, but we know that some women find more prominent labia minora to be uncomfortable in form-fitting clothing, swimwear, and underwear. Excess tissue can cause chafing, and can sometimes interfere with sexual arousal and activity. Regardless of the causes of discomfort, labiaplasty solves these problems! Labiaplasty is an easy and safe procedure that we perform “in-house”, so it reduces the cost of your visit. When women come to ALVR for labiaplasty, they meet one-on-one with our team to discuss their goals and needs, then we schedule their procedure. We recommend taking a look at our labialasty before and after pictures if you are curious as to what the healing process and finished results look like! Typically we recommend a week or two to recover before resuming most day to day activities, but overall the surgery is fairly mild (learn more about labiaplasty recovery time).
At Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation, we offer labiaplasty as a solution. Labiaplasty is a simple, straightforward procedure performed in the comfort of our state-of-the-art offices that reduces the size of an enlarged labia. Patients that come to us for labiaplasty will first have a consultation where we determine whether or not you’re a good candidate. If so, we’ll walk through your exact goals and expectations for the procedure. Because it’s not uncommon for out of state (and out of country) patients to travel to our practice for their labiaplasty, we also offer remote consultations. Dr. Shashoua’s experience and our pricing makes us one of the highest value providers in the country, and in many cases it’s actually cheaper for patients to visit us from out of state than it is to go to a surgeon in their home market – especially if you live in a coastal city like Los Angeles or New York.
When it’s time for your procedure, you’ll come to one of our offices in the Austin area. We’ll provide you with medication to help with any pain or anxiety you might have ahead of your labiaplasty, and we’ll also apply a topical anesthetic to numb the labia. Patients are also given an inhaled analgesic that they can control on their own. Because of this, we require that you have someone who can pick you up after your procedure and drive you home (or wherever you’re recuperating). We also ask that patients take a week off to heal, and avoid sexual activity for around six weeks.
Whether you have an “innie” or an “outie” vagina, we’re here and ready to discuss any concerns you might have. Contact us today at Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation to schedule a free consultation.
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