Labia reduction

Labiaplasty, female genital reshaping, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of one or both sets of labia. The procedure is requested by women mainly for cosmetic reasons. larger labia can cause pain or discomfort, In some instances, women with large labia can experience pain during intercourse, or feel discomfort during everyday activities or when wearing tight-fitting clothing. Others may feel unattractive

Who's labia reduction for?

The purpose of a Labiaplasty is to better define the inner labia. It is especially suitable for those women who dislike the large protuberant appearance of their labia minora. This may cause embarrassment with a sexual partner. The overly large labia minora can also result in constant irritation in tight trousers and/or underwear. Some women are born with large labia; others may develop this condition with childbirth or age.

What should I know about
labia reduction surgery?

During your consultation, you will be asked to point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This will help us to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.

How is labia reduction

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that will reduce and/or reshape the labia minora – the skin that covers the clitoris and vaginal opening. The procedure, usually performed under local anaesthesia, generally takes about one hour.

Are there any risks with labia

Fortunately, significant complications from Labiaplasty are infrequent. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and the risks.

What happens after
labia reduction surgery?

After surgery, you may experience some mild discomfort and swelling, which usually disappears completely after 1-2 weeks. The labial incisions usually heal and are rarely noticeable.

When can I resume my
normal activities?

In most cases you can return to work within 1 week, with swelling disappearing within 1-2 weeks. However, patients recover at different rates and it is important that you listen to your body.


First week
Limit your activities to light work or desk work. You can walk up and down stairs, drive, cook, go to movies but avoid heavy activities. You may drive once you feel comfortable and able.
Do not use a tampon, use estrogen cream daily for a couple of months to aid in healing and regeneration of new skin.
Weeks 2 – 4
Gradually increase your physical activities, but specifically you should still not lift heavy objects. Walking or strolling is acceptable – just no power walking, impact exercises, jogging or aerobics.
Weeks 5 – 8
Gradually resume normal activities. If you are still sore or certain activities are still uncomfortable, wait an additional week or two before resuming.
Avoid vaginal sexual activity for the first 6 to 8 weeks. You can start vaginal stretching exercises at 6 to 8 weeks post-op.