Labia Reduction (Labiaplasty) is a highly specialized procedure to reduce the size and change the shape of the labia minora.
Women, who suffer from enlarged labia minora (which can sometimes extend beyond the labia majora), may be bothered by labial irritation while conducting normal activities such as e.g walking, cycling, or even sitting. It traps moisture and causes uncomfortable or painful sensation, skin irritation, rash, or even promotes yeast infection.
Another reasons for labiaplasty can be also aesthetic. Women who are not happy with shape or size of labia decide to correct it.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia plus sedation, and should be taken in the first part of the menstrual cycle. Follicular phase is the most favourable period for the performance of surgical procedures due to a lower risk of bleeding complications. The operation should not be performed at the time of your period or during pregnancy.
The labiaplasty surgery takes about two hours. Labia reduction is usually performed in two ways:
- by wedge resection of excess tissue and sewing the edges together in about 1/2 of the length
by excision of outer excess tissue along the entire labia length - from the clitoris area to the posterior commissure area.