Labiaplasty by the numbers
At Panacea Plastic Surgery our goal is to help you become a better educated consumer. We have compiled some useful statistics, studies, and surveys for you to review. Please let us know if you have any questions. For more information on labiaplasty check out our other blog here.
How popular is labiaplasty? According to ISAPS International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey the USA was second in the world in the procedure only behind Brazil.
According to a survey performed in Australia. Only 54% of GPs (General Practitioners) felt confident about giving patients adequate advice on labiaplasty.
However, in the same survey 97% of patients asked those GPs about opinion of genital normality
Furthermore 65% of the patients in the survey asked their GP about their opinion regarding female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS).
An interesting was study published in Sex Med which reviewed women on several different international websites and online communities. What they found was that emotional discomfort regarding self-appearance and social and sexual relationships were the motivations that were the most frequent and the most prominent for considering labial reduction surgery.
In a study published in the Aesthetic Journal of Medicine showed patients had body dissatisfaction, negative genital self-image, and poorer indices of sexual satisfaction at baseline. However, 2 years after undergoing Female Genital Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery their scores had surpassed control values.
In a retrospective study of labiaplasty patients, women reported their motivations for undergoing labiaplasty as follows: 1) aesthetic concerns (87%), 2) discomfort in clothing (64%), 3) discomfort with exercise (26%), and 4) entry dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) (43%).
Results of the same study showed that 83% found that the results after surgery were satisfactory. 89% were satisfied with the aesthetic result, and 93% approved the functional outcome. 4% would not undergo the same procedure again.
One study in the Annals of Plastic Surgery showed that women with children reported greater satisfaction than women who had never given birth after a labiaplasty.
According to a study in an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology the average length of the labia minora of the women in the study was 20–100 mm with an average of 60.6mm
As always please be sure you are seeking the help of a board certified plastic surgeon for all your plastic and cosmetic surgery needs.