Labiaplasty is a broad term for a variety of techniques used to remove excess labial tissue - the flaps of skin either side of the vaginal opening. It can be carried out to reduce the size of the labia minora (inner lips) and/or labia majora (outer lips) for both aesthetic and functional reasons.
There are a number of reasons women choose to have labial reduction surgery including discomfort during sport, chaffing, damage following childbirth or age-related stretching. In some cases the labia is low-hanging and protrudes from a patient’s underwear or bikini causing psychological distress, and also often inhibiting sexual enjoyment.
It is completely normal to have ‘uneven’ labial folds, where one is larger than the other, or for the inner lips to protrude out. However, where the labia becomes particularly large or stretched – either as a result of normal development, childbirth or age - it can cause both physical and mental distress. In this case, a labiaplasty can be performed to reduce the size of the labia and help address the patient’s concerns.
Labiaplasty can typically be performed under local anaesthesia alone or combined with a sedation. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis, which means you can return home shortly afterwards. Patients have little post-operative discomfort and are usually back to work in two days without difficulty. Sexual intercourse and exercise can normally be resumed within two to four weeks.
In this medical training video Dr Kaye performs a Labiaplasty on the “lips" surrounding the vagina. Labiaplasty to change the size and shape of the labia, making them smaller and correcting an asymmetry between them. Labiaplasty (also known as labioplasty, labia minora reduction, and labial reduction) is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size of the inner labia (labia minora) relative to the outer labia (labia majora).
This labiaplasty surgery was performed in February 2016 and took place at the Ocean Clinic's state of the art operating theatre in Marbella.
In this TV Interview Dr Kaye from Ocean Clinic Marbella gives you a basic understanding about Thigh Lift and Labiaplasty. Dr Kaye from Ocean Clinic Marbella with Elena Paganini from Marbella Cool TV about the procedure, results and the risks of Thigh Lift and Labiaplasty Surgery.
This interview took place at Ocean Clinic Marbella in 2014.
Reduction of Labia Majores and Minores (outer and inner labia). Liposuction Pubic Mound performed by Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella.
Reduction of Labia Minores (inner labia) performed by Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella.
Reduction Labia Majores and Minores (outer and inner labia) performed by Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella.
This involves taking away excess labial skin in one continuous incision along the length of the labia. It is quicker and simpler to perform but leaves a longer scar, which might take longer to heal.
This is a longer, more difficult operation, which involves a shorter incision across the labia rather than along its edge. Because it preserves the edge of the labia it can produce a more natural looking result, but is not indicated in every case.
No, it can be done only with local anaesthesia, or combined with sedation.
Not really, it is well tolerated with pain relief, and heals very quickly because it is a very vascular area.
No, the scars are very fine and hidden in the folds of the Labia.
Normally within 2 weeks.
There can be some temporary “numbness” during the healing period, permanent loss of sensitivity is very rare.
This is a question many teenage girls ask themselves and it’s leading to an increasing number of them seeking genital surgery. So much so, that the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has voiced its concern.