Labiaplasty (labioplasty,labia minor reduction, labial reduction) is a plastic surgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), the folds of skin surrounding the human vulva. The size, colour, and shape of labia vary significantly, and may change as a result of childbirth, sexual intercourse, aging, and other events. Sometimes the inner labia (labia minora) are too large and/or asymmetrical and this can cause difficulty and discomfort whilst wearing certain clothes and during activities such as sex, cycling horse-riding etc. The appearance itself may be distressing or embarrassing.
There are two main categories of women seeking cosmetic genital surgery: those with congenital conditions and those with no underlying condition who wish to alter the appearance of their genitals because they believe they do not fall within a normal range.
Possible complications like bleeding, infection, cosmetic result is not as expected, etc. will be discussed with your during initial consultation before surgery
Post-operative pain is minimal, and the woman is usually able to leave hospital the same day.