Labiaplasty, also known as Labia reduction and labioplasty, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that will reduce the size of the inner labia (labia minora), which are the inner lips of the vagina. They come in all shapes and sizes. If you feel uncomfortable with the size or shape of your labia, labial reduction surgery can help with improving asymmetries, size or appearance.


Women may be interested in this procedure for a number of reasons. The labia may be causing discomfort during activities such as cycling or walking, or during sexual intercourse, or their appearance may make you feel unhappy or self-conscious. They may change with age or after childbirth. Vaginal cosmetic surgery could help you overcome these problems. This procedure can be extremely rewarding and can greatly increase your confidence.


Labiaplasty can be performed under local or general anaesthetic and usually takes less than an hour to perform. Several techniques are available to obtain a natural looking result. The wound is sealed using dissolvable stitches that do not generally need to be removed afterwards. 


With these procedures the scars are small and the wounds will heal relatively quickly. However the site of surgery will initially be tender or very sensitive and swollen, and patients may experience some mild discomfort. This will settle down after a week or two.  Personal hygiene is extremely important for this procedure and extra care of the wound should be taken during the first few days. You should shower once or twice a day and rinse the vagina every time you use the toilet. It is advised to avoid sexual intercourse during the first six weeks after cosmetic vaginal surgery.


Our surgeons are amongst the most experienced surgeons in the world having carried out hundreds of successful procedures.

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