Labiaplasty, also known as labial reduction, is a procedure that serves to reduce the size of excess tissue in the vaginal area. Excess tissue or skin in the vaginal area, specifically the labia minora, is a common problem. This condition can develop following pregnancy or it may be congenital. Redundant tissue in the labia minor causes it to protrude beyond the labia majora. This excess tissue can cause discomfort, introversion, irritation and discomfort during physical activity or while having sexual intercourse. Labial reduction is a procedure that effectively reduces skin excess so that labia minora are equal or less than the labia majora.
Labiaplasty is generally performed under local anesthesia. It may be performed under general anesthesia when it is combined with other cosmetic procedures. In a labiaplasty, the redundant skin of the labia minora that is to be excised is first covered with a numbing cream. The excessive skin is then removed, preserving only enough labia minor to ensure the vaginal opening is closed when the patient is standing. The results are immediate, and the sutures are absorbable by the body and do not need to be removed.
Following labial reduction, an antibiotic ointment and a pad will be applied. The patient may resume showers the day following the surgery. Sexual activity may be resumed within one month following the procedure. Initial swelling will resolve over 3-4 weeks following labial reduction.
Most patients are very pleased with the results of labial reduction, reporting higher confidence and improved sensation, as well as decreased introversion regarding the appearance of their labia. During your initial consultation, Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants will discuss the procedure extensively, ensuring you have any data before you go through with this surgery. Our aim is your satisfaction, and we know that giving you full knowledge of any decision you make is key to that satisfaction. Please give us a call today to schedule a consultation.