Labiaplasty (also known as labioplasty, labia minora reduction, and 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. 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:
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.
Labiaplasty with clitoral unhooding.
Laser labiaplasty technique.
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..