Labia minora reduction or Labiaplasty is becoming increasingly popular in the recent years among women who wish to reduce the size of their protruding labia minora, in order to have more comfortable sexual lives. Yes, this is a perfect option for women who want to enhance or improve the appearance of "butterfly" or asymmetrical labia.

The Procedure

This is relatively a minor surgery where the protuberant labium is excised and the excess skin at the edges are trimmed. The incisions are then sutured with dissolvable stiches. This surgery is performed with a magnification in order to ensure an accurate approximation of the normal labial edges. This procedure may also be combined with a clitoral hood reduction.

The Symptoms

You may need a Labiaplasty if you

  • Have large or uneven vaginal lips
  • Experience pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse or while doing exercise
  • Feel uncomfortable while wearing tight fitting clothes because of labial size
  • Experience embarrassment during intimate moments

The Eligibility

You are eligible for a Labiaplasty if you

  • Are unhappy with the size or shape of your labia for either functional or cosmetic reasons
  • Have good physical health and have not had complications from an episiotomy
  • Have a desire to look neater in the genital area
  • Have realistic expectations of what the surgery entails, the risks and potential outcome

The Risks Involved

Labiaplasty is an extremely safe procedure. Bleeding, infection, scarring, extended healing, and slight asymmetry are a few minor risks associated with Labiaplasty.

The Impact

Labiaplasty assures aesthetic and functional results. It restores greater physical comfort, confidence during intimate moments and a satisfying love life.

For less discomfort and a happy sex life – go for a surgical ‘tidying up’ of labia. Sometimes, the need is simply to feel better about the most personal part of your body!