It is not uncommon for a woman to feel dissatisfied with her labia minora (inner lips of the vagina), especially if they are particularly long. Women with large labia can often experience pain during intercourse, feel discomfort during everyday activities or when wearing tight-fitting clothing. This can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and can even lead to sexual dissatisfaction or difficulty.

Summary of the Procedure

Labial reduction, or labiaplasty, is an operation, which reduces the labia (by removing the excess tissue) to a size that the patient finds desirable. It is performed under general anaesthetic.

Postoperative period

After the procedure, the patient awakes with padding and a cold compress in your underwear. Further padding/panty liners may need to be worn for up to three to five days after surgery during which time any swelling and bruising will gradually disappear

What you need to be aware of

As with any surgical procedure, there can occasionally be complications; scarring, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, under or over- correction, pain, and altered sensation. The chances of any complication can be reduced by observing the postoperative recommendations above. Smoking is also a risk factor. This subject is always fully discussed during your initial consultation.

Nights in hospital

Your length of stay would be 0-1 nights

Recovery time

3-5 days

Panty liners

Should be worn for 3-5 days

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