Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that can alter the size and shape of the labia minora, which are the inner lips of the vulva.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure involving reshaping or reducing the labia minora or labia majora. The labia minora are the inner lips of the vulva, while the labia majora are the outer lips. The procedure is typically performed on women who are unhappy with the appearance of their labia or who experience discomfort or pain during physical activity, intercourse, or while wearing tight clothing.
Labiaplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia and takes one to two hours to complete. Patients can usually return to work and normal activities within a few days of the procedure but should avoid strenuous exercise and sexual activity for several weeks.
While labiaplasty is generally considered safe, like any surgical procedure, it does carry some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in sensation. Patients must discuss the risks and benefits of the process with their surgeon before deciding.