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Renee Burke, MD
18 East Dundee Road Building #3, Suite 200
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 382-4400
Practice hours
Monday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Non-Cosmetic Reasons Women Choose Labiaplasty


As a woman’s most private of parts, it can be daunting to openly discuss labiaplasty. However, for many women, the labia is a source of discomfort. While it is common to focus on the aesthetic and cosmetic benefits of this procedure, labiaplasty also proves to be a functional and necessary surgery.

Physical Discomfort

An enlarged or extended labia can dramatically interfere with a woman’s ability to go about her daily routine—often causing a woman to experience pain and discomfort. Exercise can prove uncomfortable and can hinder a woman’s ability to participate in exercises such as running, yoga, or bicycling. Even certain positions, such as crossing ones legs, may be uncomfortable for women with excessive tissue. An extended labia can also be difficult to keep clean. With excess tissue present, there is space and bacteria is able to harbor within the folds of the skin. As the excess tissue is no longer present, after labiaplasty, a woman is free to enjoy a normal, uninhibited life.

Emotional Discomfort

Along with the physical discomfort, an extended labia can be emotionally troubling. Self-conscious of their appearance, woman may limit activities in which it would be possible for the labia to show. This includes wearing form fitting clothing, braving a swim suit, and engaging in sexual activity. When it comes to emotional discomfort, many of Dr. Burke’s patients find labiaplasty empowering.

Sexual Discomfort

For a woman with a larger labia, sexual encounters prove to be both physically and emotionally difficult.  Physically, intercourse can be especially painful as it can lead to chafing, tearing, rashes, and bleeding. Emotionally, a woman may lack self-confidence and is hesitant when naked. For many, this causes them to limit their engagement in sexual activities.

Your Labiaplasty with Dr. Burke

As a woman, Dr. Burke not only understands the sensitivity of labiaplasty but also the important role it can play in improving a woman’s life. At the office of Renee Burke, MD, we take special efforts to make your labiaplasty experience as discreet and comfortable as possible. Ultimately, our goal is to help you feel more confident.

We are excited to work with you. If you are considering a labiaplasty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Burke.

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