Female patients consider undergoing a labiaplasty for a number of well considered reasons. The primary motivator for most of our patients is restriction in normal activities. The excess length, asymmetry or bulk prevent them feeling comfortable doing a spin class, exercising or being intimate. Some patients struggle to overcome their concerns initially but are so pleased with reassurance and a trusting patient relationship to re-commence life confident and at ease. Labial excess can be contributed by genetics or childbirth and is a common problem. This can cause emotional upset, embarrassment and intimacy issues and if you are experiencing any of these issues, then a Labiaplasty procedure may be a good option for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
A labiplasty is a surgical procedure that takes between 1-2 hours to perform. The procedure is designed to remove the excess labia minora and re-shape to symmetrise the external vaginal structures.
Patients who have uneven or protruding labia, which can cause pain and irritation during the following, are generally highly suitable candidates for surgery;
- Riding a bike
- Sexual intercourse
- Horse Riding
- Wearing tight clothing
It is not uncommon for women to experience improved sexual experience and satisfaction following surgery and naturally, self-confidence is improved. Some women opt to undergo a labiaplasty to correct darker areas of skin that can occur due to changes in hormones or genetic factors and typically ask for a smooth, pink labia appearance.
Labiaplasty surgery is performed by Justine O’Hara, a highly skilled female plastic surgeon specialising in female plastic surgery.
Recovery from labiplasty surgery depends on you as an individual and your job. We recommend that you take up to 1 week off. Start by walking gently as soon as you can, but be careful not to overdo things.
Avoid strenuous activity, including sexual intercourse for 3-4 weeks that could cause friction/rubbing or your wounds. We recommend wearing loose cotton underwear and avoid tight fitting clothes around the wound area.
You will be given full pre and post surgery advice from your surgeon during your consultation and following treatment.