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The labia are the folds of skin around your vagina, the labia majora (outer lips) and the labia minora (inner lips). Labiaplasty or labia reduction is one of the most popular vaginal cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK.

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  • Time in Theatre

    1 hour

  • Anaesthetic

    General Anaesthetic

  • Hospital Stay

    Day case

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    Return To Work

    1 week

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    Recovery Time

    6 weeks

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    Other Name

    Designer Vagina

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure which aims to reduce the excess tissue of the labia minora by reducing the inner skin that protrudes outisde of the labia majora. Having labiaplasty surgery carried out by an expert MYA surgeon, will give the labia a more symmetrical and neater appearance. A hoodectomy can also be performed with labiaplasty surgery to reduce the size of the clitoral hood.

Labiaplasty Surgery

Labia reduction surgery takes between 30- 60 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic. Depending on personal preference and surgeon recommendations, patients have the option to be a day patient or stay overnight to recover in one of our MYA hospitals. Our expert labiaplasty surgeons use dissolvable stitches during labiaplasty surgery, so there is no need for a follow up procedure to have them removed.

Patients should expect bruising and swelling to the labia and may experience tightness and discomfort following their procedure. Pain should subside after 7-14 days and pain relief will be prescribed to ease discomfort.

Wound care is extremely important following labia reduction surgery, wounds will be check 4-7 days post-operatively by a MYA nurse. Patients are required to keep their incisions clean and dry and avoid using perfumed products or creams for 6 weeks post-op.

Following labiaplasty surgery, patients are required to abstain from sex and physical exercise for a minimum of 6 weeks, to allow the wounds to fully heal internally and externally or until notified by their MYA surgeon or nurse. It is also recommended that patients wear loose fitting clothing and cotton underwear for a week post-op to avoid any unnecessary discomfort.

Labia reduction is a popular choice for many women, the procedure is quick and doesn’t require much downtime for recovery. Many patients report that the results of labiaplasty surgery boosted their confidence and they no longer had to worry about discomfort during sex and exercise.

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What are the Benefits of a Labiaplasty Procedure?

Every woman’s labia is different, they come in different shapes and sizes and are unique to you. However, enlarged, misshaped or asymmetrical labia may affect a woman’s day-to-day life and can cause some patients pain and discomfort. There are a number of reasons why women might consider labia reduction:

• To improve the appearance, symmetry and size of their labia

• To increase self-esteem and confidence

• To reduce discomfort during sexual intercourse

• To reduce discomfort and visibility of the labia when wearing underwear and tight fitting clothing during everyday activities

• To reduce discomfort during exercise and sporting activities

Labiaplasty Diagram pre & post surgery

How much does Labiaplasty Cost in the UK?

Labiaplasty surgery can cost anywhere from £3,695. Procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements and you will receive a fixed price following your surgeon assessment. At MYA our in-house team offer a range of payment options for patients interested in finance. Learn more about your finance options.

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Thinking of having labia surgery? Below is only a small selection of the amazing work that MYA's labiaplasty surgeons do. Hopefully you'll be able to see someone similar to yourself to get an idea of what your result could be. When you attend your initial eConsult, your eConsult advisor will share the exclusive MYA before and after hub with you, where you'll be able to see many more surgeon-specific photos.

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Please bear in mind that all of MYA's photos are taken at 6 weeks post-op.

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Why get labiaplasty?

Usually, labiaplasty is carried out for cosmetic purposes and to create a more symmetrical appearance of the labia minora. In some instances, women choose to undergo labia surgery to reduce discomfort when exercising and during sexual intercourse and to comfortably wear certain clothing items such as a bikinis.

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