What is a Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty is a female genital rejuvenation procedure aimed to reduce excess skin of the labia minora. Women can experience discomfort from the “tugging” of excess skin from activities such as bike riding, running or sexual intercourse. The labia minora is reduced to the level of the hair-bearing portion of the labia or the labia majora. This procedure can also help to correct labia asymmetry or prevent embarrassment of noticeability of the labia when wearing a swimsuit.

What to Expect:

The procedure can be performed under conscious sedation. The redundant skin of the labia minora is marked and removed.  Dissolvable sutures are placed. The duration of the procedure is 1-2 hours.


Tight fitting garments and sexual intercourse should be avoided until complete healing. Pressure should also be avoided in the surgical area. Swelling is common and usually takes 6 weeks to resolve.

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