Bilateral Labiaplasty

Bilateral labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves making changes to both labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva) to improve their appearance, reduce discomfort, or address other concerns. It is one of the common types of labiaplasty procedures. Here’s what you need to know about bilateral labiaplasty:


  1. Consultation: The process typically begins with a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in labiaplasty. During this consultation, you will discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations. The surgeon will assess your anatomy and determine if bilateral labiaplasty is the appropriate procedure for you.
  2. Surgery: On the day of the procedure, you will be placed under anesthesia, either local or general, depending on the surgeon’s recommendation and your preference. The surgeon will then perform the labiaplasty, which involves trimming or reshaping the labia minora to achieve the desired appearance and symmetry.
  3. Techniques: The surgeon may use various techniques, including the trim technique (removing excess tissue along the edges), the wedge technique (removing a V-shaped wedge from the labia), or other methods based on your specific needs and anatomy.
  4. Suturing: After making the necessary adjustments, the surgeon will carefully suture the incisions with dissolvable stitches to promote healing. The goal is to create a neater and more symmetrical appearance of the labia minora.


Recovery from bilateral labiaplasty typically involves the following:

  • Swelling and discomfort for a few days.
  • Pain medication may be prescribed to manage discomfort.
  • Limited physical activity, including abstaining from sexual intercourse, for several weeks.
  • Follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor healing and address any concerns.


The results of bilateral labiaplasty can vary from person to person, but the primary goal is to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable appearance of the labia minora. It’s essential to have realistic expectations and discuss your goals with your surgeon during the consultation.

Finding a Surgeon:

When considering bilateral labiaplasty, it’s crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon or a surgeon experienced in labiaplasty procedures. You should research potential surgeons, ask for before-and-after photos of their work, and have a detailed discussion about the procedure, risks, and expected outcomes.

Additionally, ensure you fully understand the potential complications and the recovery process. As with any surgical procedure, making an informed decision based on your specific needs and goals is essential.

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Dr Richard Young

Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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