Labial Reduction

Why suffer any longer?

Labial reduction surgery is advised for women who have enlarged or irregular labia. This can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and can even lead to sexual dissatisfaction or difficulty. This procedure reduces the size of inner labia (the inner genital lips). The results should be permanent.

What is the procedure?

The procedure is performed in hospital, usually under general anaesthetic and is done in one of two ways. Your surgeon will trim the inner folds so that they no longer protrude - either by reducing the edges of the labia, or by snipping out a 'V' shape wedge of tissue. Then the remaining edges are carefully sewn back together, taking care to obtain as natural a result as possible.

Could I be a suitable candidate for labial reduction surgery?

Every woman is constructed slightly differently. 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. In many cases women are just not happy with parts of their genitalia. This can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and can even lead to sexual dissatisfaction or difficulty.

Women with exceptionally long or unequal lengths of the labia minora can have them aesthetically reshaped.

If you feel that your inner labial lips may be excessively long and therefore cause discomfort (such as chafing) or are unsightly, then labial reduction could be a surgical procedure for you.

Will I really look better and feel better after labial reduction surgery?

The surgery will restore a more normal appearance to the genitalia. In most cases the surgery is virtually undetectable after complete healing and patients are extremely pleased with the final results.

Contact a featured cosmetic surgeon today

Every year, thousands of women throughout the UK benefit enormously from labial reduction surgery, but only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to truly understand the benefits, risks and expected outcomes of this procedure.

You will find further information on vaginoplasty in our cosmetic surgery guide