Labia majora comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s not uncommon for women to have baggy labia, but sometimes changes occur to the vagina that doesn’t have anything to do with the uniqueness of our bodies. If you’ve noticed a loss of volume in the labia majora region, you may be wondering if there are ways to rejuvenate the area. There indeed are multiple options for adding more volume to the labia majora and that’s what we’ll explore here.
What is the Labia Majora?
The labia majora are the outer folds of skin that surround the labia minora, vaginal opening, clitoris, and urethra along with various glands. Labia majora means “large lips” and they are the folds that protect the delicate interior areas of the vagina. The labia majora region grows hair on its exterior surface.
Why Does Volume Loss Occur in the Labia Majora
Volume loss in the labia majora happens for a number of reasons. These include:
- Significant changes in weight
- Hormonal changes and menopause
Hormones like estrogen maintain fatty tissue in the labia majora, making the folds look and feel plump and youthful. During menopause, when estrogen production slows down, the labia majora becomes thinner and less elastic.
What are the side effects of a loose labia?
When the labia majora loses its fullness and the fatty tissue that used to be stored in the area, it can look and feel loose or flat. The loose skin can cause flapping to occur and for a patient to experience continuous discomfort.
It’s important to understand that loss of volume in the labia majora can be a natural part of aging and the changes which take place in the body. However, it’s also good to know that if these changes make you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious, then there are steps you can take to add volume back to the region.
How can you tighten the labia skin?
If you have loose skin at the labia majora, you may be wondering how to tighten the labia skin. Loose vaginal skin or sagging vagina lips can be addressed with cosmetic procedures. The first procedure most people think about when looking for vaginal rejuvenation is labiaplasty, which is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess labia minora tissue. This is only helpful when there is extra labia minora tissue, protruding, that needs to be removed. However, the good news is that there are multiple non-surgical, less invasive options for patients who simply want to add more volume to their outer lips, the labia majora.
What is Labia Majora Filler?
You may have heard about labia puff or labia enhancement rejuvenation. Just like people use dermal fillers to add volume to their face and lip regions, these same types of fillers can be used on the labia majora. This is a non-surgical option that adds hyaluronic acid to add volume with injections that only require a local numbing anesthetic. This is a quick procedure that only takes about a half hour to complete. Because dermal fillers gradually get absorbed by the body, you’ll need to come back about once a year for replenishment. This type of dermal fill can be used for vaginal treatments to enhance sexual experiences as well.
What is ThermiVa?
When it comes to tightening the labia skin there are more options. ThermiVa is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency waves to stimulate collagen production. This can result in toning and a youthful rejuvenation of the labia majora. This procedure is pain-free and usually takes about 45 minutes. Generally, you’ll need about three treatments to achieve the optimal tightness that most patients desire, but you will notice a difference after one treatment.
It’s important to note that ThermiVa doesn’t add volume during the procedure, but instead promotes more collagen production in the region. It also tightens loose skin on a cellular level and is recommended as a vaginal treatment for internally tightening the skin inside the vagina. This treatment is painless and doesn’t require any recovery time.
What is Fat Grafting for the Labia Majora?
Fat grafting or fat transfer harvests your own fat from another region of your body to add volume to your labia majora. This procedure is combined with liposuction surgery and is extremely safe because your own body’s fat cells are just being relocated to another area of your body. This means your body recognizes them as a part of the body, reducing the risk of rejection. This type of fat injection can last for many years and provides a soft, plump, natural feel since it is the body’s natural fat cells being used.
Loss of volume in the labia majora is a natural part of aging. It often comes at a time in patients’ lives when they are feeling self-confident and comfortable in their own skin. To make the most of these years, labia majora rejuvenation can give the comfort and youthful appearance to live life to the fullest. Enjoy wearing whatever you want and feeling fully confident with easy options for labia rejuvenation.
Dr. Cat is a pioneer of vaginal cosmetic surgery. She’s developed meticulous techniques for labiaplasty and other procedures for the vagina. She believes in being extremely gentle and delicate with every patient that is seen in her office. Understanding how important feeling comfortable and living without discomfort can be to our overall wellness, Dr. Cat pays special attention to every detail of even the least invasive labia procedure. Learn more by contacting Dr. Cat’s team.