If you’re considering labiaplasty to improve the appearance of your genital area, then read on. You’ll need to decide on which type of look you want. That’s right – even in labial reduction surgery, you have choices.
We have extensive experience performing labiaplasty and have found that our patients tend to prefer one of two looks: The Barbie or Traditional.
THE BARBIE LABIAPLASTY
The Barbie is a specific type of labiaplasty that involves a total reduction of the labia minora (inner lips), allowing the labia majora (outer lips) to close together better. Because there is very little to no labia minora remaining, the look is considered minimalist and sleek. From long, protruding labia minora to a streamlined and flatter appearance that has everything “contained”, the improvement achieved can be quite dramatic!
The Barbie has been a very popular look for women in Southern California where it is believed to have been coined by a surgeon over 7 years ago, and the trend has been picked up all the way up here, in Canada. Named after the doll-like appearance it achieves, The Barbie can only achieve successful results when it is performed by a surgeon who understands the complexities of the female genital area.
Please note that The Barbie is very difficult to reverse.
THE TRADITIONAL LOOK
For our surgeons, the most commonly requested labiaplasty is The Traditional Look. Like The Barbie, the technique involves trimming the excess labia minora, but one centimetre is left intact. At this length, the labia minora is adequately protected by the outer lips so that frequent exposure and resulting irritation can be prevented. The result enhances the aesthetic of the genital area by making it look neater.
Most women find that The Traditional achieves a more natural appearance because a bit of the labia minora is left, and for this reason, it is the preferred choice. However, it’s up to you to decide which you prefer for your labiaplasty.
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