Labiaplasty (Labia Surgery)
Labiaplasty typically refers to the surgical reduction of the size of the labia minora. However, it can also be performed to reduce the size of the labia majora.
For women seeking vaginal rejuvenation, the labia majora can also be augmented as they tend to atrophy or deflate with aging or weight loss.
Patients most commonly seek labiaplasty for aesthetic purposes. Some feel uncomfortable about the size of their labia, especially if they notice bulging while wearing certain clothing, such as exercise clothes or bathing suits. Enlarged or hypertrophic labia can cause pain or discomfort during intercourse, recurrent urinary tract infections, and cause difficulties with cleanliness and hygiene. Any combination of these can cause significant emotional stress.
Labiaplasty surgery can reduce the size of the labia minora (and majora if desired) to alleviate any or all of the problems creating by enlarged labia.
Why chose Robert Warr?
Within the NHS Robert performs pelvic and gynaecological reconstruction as a subspecialist interest. He has been performing labiaplasty as a consultant for 18 years.
What to expect?
The labia is a complex anatomical area, with many critical nerves and structures. Mr Warr will explain all of this to you and coordinate the features of your anatomy with your expectations. A plan with be formulated in order to guide you through this process.
Surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthetic and usually with an overnight stay. It is recommended that you take a week off work and bed rest as much as possible during this time in order to minimise swelling. Sometimes an additional week of relative rest will be recommended.
We take all the necessary precautions to minimise the risks associated with surgery and in the majority of cases patients recover with no complications. However, no surgery is completely risk-free and Robert will discuss the potential complications with you in detail at your consultation.