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?!
It all comes down to the vulva, which is outside the vagina and includes the labia majora, labia minora and clitoral hood. So, really, it’s technically not an “outie” or an “innie” vagina so much as it is an “outie” or an “innie” vulva. An “innie” vulva (or vagina – however you want to refer to it) is when the labia majora covers the labia minora and clitoral hood. On the flipside, an “outie” vulva or vagina is when the labia minora is larger than the labia majora. This results in a protruding labia minora.
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.
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. We’re thrilled to offer remote consultations as well for patients that might want to travel to Austin for the labiaplasty.
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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