Labiaplasty – Labial Reduction: The Basics
Labiaplasty is a procedure that has been available to women for many years. Labiaplasty is a procedure whereby the external or internal (more common) labia are reduced and reshaped to give a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Labiaplasty is performed in young and older women alike. Often a young woman has genetically redundant labial skin. Besides an unattractive appearance, excess labial skin can be a source of discomfort for these women when they exercise or have intercourse.
Labiaplasty: The Procedure
The simple labiaplasty procedure can correct this problem in a simple outpatient procedure. As women get older, or after childbirth, the labial tissue can stretch and become uncomfortable and aesthetically unattractive as well. These women can benefit as well from a labiaplasty procedure. The improvement in self-confidence and self-esteem afforded by this simple procedure has been described by patients as “life-changing”.
The one-hour labiaplasty procedure is performed as an outpatient. Patients are instructed to remain at light activity for two weeks and refrain from intercourse for eight weeks.