About Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty (also known as labioplasty, labia minora reduction, and labial reduction) is a plasticsurgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), the
folds of skin surrounding the human vulva. Conditions addressed by labiaplasty

  • congenital defects – such as vaginal atresia (absent vaginal passage).
  • Müllerian agenesis (malformed uterus and fallopian tubes).
  • Intersex conditions (male and female sexual characteristics in a person).
  • Tearing and stretching of the labia minora caused by childbirth, accident and age.

Size of the labia:

  • Labia minora remain hidden between the labia majora in some women.
  • They “stick out” in other women, with the protruding labia clearly visible in standing position.
  • The size of the labia can change because of childbirth. Genital piercing can increase labial size and asymmetry, because of the weight of the ornaments.

Surgery – Contraindications:

  • Infection.
  • Malignancy.
  • Tobacco smoker and is unwilling to quit
  • Woman who are unrealistic in her aesthetic goals.
  • When the patient is menstruating

Labial reduction can be performed under local anaesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anaesthesia, either as a
discrete, single surgery, or in conjunction with another, gynecologic or cosmetic, surgery procedure.


  • Edge resection technique.
  • Central wedge resection technique.
  • De-epithelialization technique.
  • Labiaplasty with clitoral unhooding.
  • Laser labiaplasty technique.

Post-operative care:

  • After 1 week, the inner and outer labia will be edematous, with the most swelling noticed in the clitoral hood area.
  • Post-operative pain is minimal.
  • Leave the hospital on the same day.
  • No vaginal packing is required.
  • Wear a sanitary pad for comfort.
  • Proper cleansing of the surgical wound site.
  • Application of a topical antibiotic ointment to the reduced labia for two to three times daily.
  • Resume physically unstrenuous work three to four days after surgery.
  • Do to use tampons, not to wear tight clothes (e.g. thong underwear), and to abstain from sexual intercourse for four weeks after surgery.

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