Labiaplasty reduces and/or reshapes the labia minora - the skin that covers the female clitoris and vaginal opening. In some instances, women with large labia can experience pain during intercourse, or feel discomfort during everyday activities or when wearing tight-fitting clothing.

Others may feel unattractive or wish to enhance their sexual experiences by removing some of the skin that covers the clitoris. The purpose of a labiaplasty is to better define the inner labia. During this procedure the urethral opening can be redefined, and if necessary, improvements to the vagina may be made. The problem can be caused by genetics, sexual intercourse or natural childbirth. Best candidates for a labiaplasty are women who are either experiencing sexual dysfunction, embarrassment or pain because their labia (labia minora) are over-sized or asymmetrical.

Two surgical techniques are used for the labiaplasty. The first, and more common procedure, involves the simple excision of the protuberant tissue, resulting in a vertical scar along the free edge of the labia. With this technique, the natural contour and colour of the outer labial edge is removed.

A newer method of surgery involves removing a triangular wedge of tissue from each labium, which largely preserves the natural free border, leaving an almost imperceptible short oblique scar on each inner labium.

Additional Information

  • Duration of operation: 1-2 hours
  • Anaesthetic: General anaesthetic
  • Hospital stay: 1 night

Recovery

  • Driving: 3-5 days
  • Back to work: within 1 week
  • Exercise: 4 weeks
  • Sexual intercourse: 6 weeks

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