Labiaplasty or labia reduction is an incredibly personal procedure.

A number of women have excess skin and tissue in the genital area. There are several reasons for this including childbirth, ageing, trauma or congenital defects. Excess tissue can result in pain or discomfort during everyday activities, or it can just make you self-conscious during intimacy.

Rectifying this issue has only been an option relatively recently. Labiaplasty is a simple procedure. It can improve comfort as well as the overall appearance of your genital region, giving the labia a more proportionate and balanced look.

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Key Questions about Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a procedure in which excess skin and tissue is removed from the genital area in order to improve comfort, as well as the overall appearance of the labia. The procedure works to achieve a more proportionate and balanced look by getting rid of loose or excess skin on the labia. The procedure can be performed on the labia major, which refers to the larger, outer lips of the vagina; or the labia minor, the smaller, inner vaginal lips.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to excess skin and tissue in the genital area. Some reasons for excess skin include childbirth, ageing, trauma or congenital defects. This excess skin can sometimes cause pain and discomfort during everyday activities. In some cases, excess skin can also cause self-consciousness during intimacy, while some women simply wish to improve the overall appearance of the genital area by having skin and tissue removed.

The procedure itself is relatively quick, but it is quite normal to experience some pain for a few days following surgery. We will prescribe medication to help manage any discomfort at this time. You may also notice some swelling and bruising, so we recommend that you rest as much as possible for a few days after surgery and minimise walking for up to three days. After around a week, you should be able to walk normally and resume most of your normal activities. After around three to four weeks, your stitches will have dissolved, and by six weeks following surgery you should feel almost completely healed. It’s important to note that you may only start to see the results of your procedure between four and six months after surgery.

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