Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce and/or reshape the size of the labia (the inner and outer “lips” that cover the vaginal opening. Large or misshapen labia can be caused by genetics, weight gain, hormones, trauma, and even childbirth or pregnancy. In some women, this can lead to pain during intercourse and even discomfort or prolonged irritation while wearing clothing.
Removing the excess skin can make you feel more comfortable and attractive both in and out of your clothing. It can also enhance your sexual experience by reducing the excess tissue around the clitoris.
Labiaplasty once considered rare, is now a cosmetically accepted and approved procedure. Due to public awareness, discussion and focus on sexual problems, it has made women everywhere realize that something can be done to help them.
The mons and labia majora can be deflated with laser liposuction if they look too puffy or fat transferred to these areas if they are too deflated for nice aesthetics and comfortable relations.
Commonly performed in the office with local anesthesia, there will be some swelling, bruising and discomfort after surgery that may last for a week or two. Most often women can return to work and normal activity after several days. We do recommend refraining from sexual activity for 3 to 4 weeks to minimize risk of infection or trauma to the surgical area.