Labia Minora Reconstruction Surgery

Labia minora reconstruction surgery, also known as labiaplasty or labial reduction surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves altering the labia minora, which are the inner folds of skin surrounding the vaginal opening. This procedure is typically sought for various reasons, including:

  1. Cosmetic concerns: Some individuals may be unhappy with the appearance of their labia minora and seek labiaplasty to reduce their size or reshape them to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look.
  2. Functional issues: Enlarged or elongated labia minora can cause discomfort, irritation, or chafing during physical activities or sexual intercourse. Labiaplasty can address these functional concerns.
  3. Psychological well-being: Labial irregularities can lead to self-esteem and body image issues for some individuals. Labiaplasty may help improve their self-confidence and overall well-being.

Labia minora reconstruction surgery is typically performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, gynecologist, or a specialized genital plastic surgeon. The procedure involves removing excess tissue from the labia minora and reshaping them to achieve the desired size and appearance. Various surgical techniques may be used, including the trim technique (trimming the excess tissue along the edge) or the wedge technique (removing a wedge-shaped piece of tissue).

Before considering labia minora reconstruction surgery, it’s essential to have a thorough consultation with a qualified healthcare provider. They will evaluate your specific concerns, discuss your goals and expectations, and provide you with information about the procedure, potential risks, and the recovery process.

It’s important to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon, as with any surgical procedure, to minimize the risk of complications and achieve the best possible results. Additionally, carefully follow the post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure a smooth recovery.

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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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