About the procedure

Large or asymmetrical labia can be a significant problem for women. Labiaplasty is an operative procedure which enables the correction of the size of labia or their asymmetry.

Preoperative procedure

Labiaplasty is an operative procedure performed generally under local anaesthesia and does not require special preoperative preparation.

Anaesthesia

Labiaplasty is an operative procedure performed generally under local anaesthesia.

Operation

Depending on the size and characteristics of the tissue or asymmetry, tangential excision can be used to remove excess tissue parallel with the line of labia majora. In some cases, it is better to perform a wedge resection of the excess tissue. The tissue is sewn by stitches which are reabsorbed in the tissue and do not require removal.

Postoperative procedure

Recovery after labiaplasty is relatively fast. Light swelling is expected immediately after the procedure, and a small amount of secretion is present for several more days. Sexual intercourse is possible after 3-6 weeks.