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What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is done to reduce the size of the labia minora, which are the hairless inner lips of the genitalia. The hair-bearing outer lips are called the labia majora, and the hair-bearing skin over the pubic bone is called the mons (meaning hill or mound). Labiaplasty is done to alleviate symptoms such as tugging and twisting of the labia during physical activity or during intercourse, and to achieve a more normal appearance.

Labiaplasty can be done under local anesthesia with oral pain medication, or under general anesthesia. Surgery is done as an outpatient, and you will have some swelling and bruising in the postoperative period. Using ice packs for 20 minutes every hour and lying with your bottom elevated on a pillow will help decrease swelling and pain. Most patients take a week off work. You will need to wait until six weeks after surgery to resume exercise, wearing tampons, and sexual intercourse. Although most of the swelling will be gone at six weeks, it may take up to six months to resolve completely.

***All patient results may vary, these procedures are for cosmetic purposes only and results are not guaranteed, nor are permanent. All patients are different and in no way will any procedures be alike, nor the recovery period.