Labiaplasty, often called vaginal reshaping, is a surgical procedure designed to correct and define the appearance of the inner or outer labia, the Labia Minora or Labia Major, the flap of skin that sits either side of the vagina.
It is natural and normal for a woman to have noticeable skin folds around her vaginal opening and, in most cases, this shouldn’t cause any problems. In some cases however labia can cause pain and discomfort during sex, cycling or even walking.
Labiaplasty improves the way your vagina looks and feels, and can also have dramatic results in terms of restoring your confidence and self-esteem.
Whatever your reason for enquiring about vaginal reshaping treatment, Labiaplasty is a viable, safe and increasingly common procedure.
Labia protect the delicate internal areas of the vagina, and we never, ever completely remove them. The purpose of the surgery is to reduce the labia minora by removing unwanted tissue to create a neater appearance.
Labiaplasty is usually performed as a day-case, under either local or general anaesthetic. It depends on what your surgeon advises. The surgery itself takes no longer than an hour.
This is surgery to a very sensitive area. Post-surgery you will experience minor discomfort, and minor swelling and bruising are not uncommon. You can treat this with medication, and you might also see some minor bleeding or spotting during the recovery period.
You can expect to make a full recovery within two to four weeks, and you must abstain from sexual intercourse for six weeks after the procedure. You need to avoid exercise for four weeks.
It’s important to wear loose underwear and avoid tight-fitting clothing during the recovery period, because it can cause soreness. We recommend taking a week off work immediately after the procedure.