Why have Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty, also known as labioplasty or labia reduction, is the correction or reduction of the labia – the folds of skin surrounding the vulva. These folds may have become either lengthened or asymmetrical for a number of reasons including age, childbirth or even simply an injury. Some women are simply born with enlarged labia.

Women with enlarged labia can often experience frictional discomfort during lovemaking and even general day to day activities such as wearing a sanitary towel, exercising, or even wearing tight clothes. Another common problem is self-consciousness during sex, which can have a profound effect on intimacy with a partner and really inhibit a woman’s pleasure.

Advances in surgery now mean that if a woman really feels that such an issue is holding her back, it is within her grasp to do something about it.

What is involved in a Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty or labia reduction aims to reduce or realign the labia, making them more symmetrical and often more ‘tucked in’. This is done either by trimming the labial edges or alternatively by excision of a wedge from the upper or lower lips before re-stitching the edges together.

Labiaplasty usually takes at least an hour or so to perform and is conducted under sedation. Often the operation can be performed as a day case and you can return home on the same day.

The area is likely to be swollen for a while and you will experience some post-operative discomfort but this can be controlled with painkillers. Healing is usually relatively swift and most patients can return to work within two weeks.

Are there any risks associated with Labiaplasty?

Any operation carries the small risk of infection and prolonged bleeding, as well as those associated with anaesthetic. With labiaplasty there is also a risk of loss of sensation and scarring but these are very rare. Labia reduction is a relatively safe procedure that tends to carry few risks and side effects.

Why choose The Gynae Centre for Labiaplasty?

At The Gynae Centre, our standards of care and safety are second to none. All our patients have access to the same immaculate surroundings and leading-edge techniques.

Our consultants are well-respected gynaecologists and have been conducting labiaplasties for many years. Should you decide labia reduction is for you, rest assured that at The Gynae Centre, care is first class.

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