Labiaplasty is a cosmetic genital procedure that will reduce the size or change the shape of the small lips on the outside of the vagina (the labia minora). Many women are born with large or irregular labia. Others develop this condition after childbirth or with aging. The appearance of the enlarged labia can cause embarrassment with a sexual partner or loss of self-esteem. Some women just want to look “prettier” some may call it the * Barbie Look* like the women they see in magazines or in films. Chronic labial irritation can sometimes develop in women who wear tight clothing. Discomfort can occur with sex, sports, or other physical activities.
Labiaplasty, a type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure, can greatly enhance the cosmetic appearance of the outer vagina, giving many women greater confidence and self-esteem. Women whose labia become irritated and painful will often find relief after a Labiaplasty procedure. For this in-office procedure, a local anesthetic is used and generally takes a couple of hours. Most patients return to work in two to four days after. Sexual activity can typically resume six to eight weeks after the labiaplasty surgical procedure.*