Composite Reduction Labiaplasty

Composite reduction labiaplasty is a surgical procedure performed to address the size, shape, or appearance of the labia minora (inner folds of the vulva) while preserving the natural color and texture of the labia. This procedure combines elements of both trim and wedge techniques to achieve the desired aesthetic results. Here are some key points to understand about composite reduction labiaplasty:


The composite reduction labiaplasty technique involves the following steps:

  1. Incisions: The surgeon makes incisions along the length of the labia minora. These incisions may be similar to those used in a trim labiaplasty.
  2. Tissue Removal: Excess tissue is removed from the labia minora, reducing their size and achieving the desired shape. This tissue removal may resemble the wedge technique.
  3. Suturing: The edges of the labia minora are carefully sutured together to create a natural, tapered appearance.
  4. Preservation of Natural Color and Texture: One of the distinctive features of composite reduction labiaplasty is the preservation of the natural color and texture of the labia, which is not typically achieved in a standard trim labiaplasty.


The composite reduction labiaplasty technique offers several potential advantages:

  1. Natural Appearance: By preserving the natural color and texture of the labia, this technique can provide a more natural-looking result compared to some other labiaplasty techniques.
  2. Customizable: Surgeons can customize the procedure to meet the patient’s specific aesthetic goals and anatomy.
  3. Minimized Scarring: The suturing technique used in composite reduction labiaplasty can help minimize scarring and create a smoother transition between the labia and the surrounding tissue.


If you are considering composite reduction labiaplasty or any other type of labiaplasty procedure, it’s essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in these procedures. During your consultation, you can discuss your specific concerns, goals, and expectations. The surgeon will assess your individual anatomy and recommend the most suitable technique for your needs.

Make sure to ask about the surgeon’s experience with composite reduction labiaplasty, potential risks and complications, expected recovery, and post-operative care. Choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon is crucial for achieving safe and satisfactory results from the procedure.

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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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