A labioplasty is the surgical reduction and contouring of the labia minora and is a frequently performed procedure.
The genital anatomy of a woman is determined genetically and is fully developed at the onset of puberty. There is a wide variation in female genital anatomy. If the labia minora protrudes externally this can cause functional issues including irritation and discomfort.
A labioplasty will result in relief during exercise, when wearing tight fitting clothing and during intercourse. Whilst there is a broad range of labia appearances, women may have a concern about the cosmetic appearance and this will be addressed with a labioplasty. Labioplasty has a very high patient satisfaction rate with improved self-confidence and comfort and sexual function.
This is an intimate area to be addressing and is approached in a sensitive manner to assess if you are suitable for a labioplasty. A labioplasty is performed under a general anaesthetic and you will be able to return home the same day. One to two weeks off work may be required to avoid pressure on the area and permit recovery. A labioplasty can be combined with a clitoral hood reduction, as well as other procedures including monsplasty and abdominoplasty.