Some women are not comfortable with the appearance of their genitalia, feeling that their labia minora (the inner folds of the skin also known as the “lips”) are too long and visible. In addition to not liking the look of their labia minora, some women experience discomfort during exercise and other activities as their elongated labia can be pinched by undergarments. Fortunately, a simple procedure called labiaplasty can create a more feminine, balanced appearance.
Labiaplasty is a simple procedure that reduces the length and/or bulk of the labia minora so that the internal “lips” simply “peek” out of the labia major (the outer folds of skin).
This surgery can be performed either under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with oral sedation. It is an outpatient procedure, which means that you can go home the same day. In general, the recovery is quick and because all of the sutures are absorbable, no stitches need to be removed. It’s a very simple solution to help a woman feel more comfortable and confident in her own body.