Minor Labiaplasty

A minor labiaplasty, also known as a labia minora reduction or labial reduction, is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the size or shape of the labia minora, which are the inner vaginal lips. This procedure is typically done for cosmetic reasons or to address functional issues that may cause discomfort or irritation.

Here are some key points about minor labiaplasty:

  1. Cosmetic Concerns: Many individuals choose to undergo labiaplasty to reduce the size of their labia minora if they are unhappy with their appearance or if they experience self-consciousness or discomfort due to enlarged labia.
  2. Functional Issues: Enlarged labia minora can sometimes lead to discomfort or irritation during physical activities, sexual intercourse, or while wearing certain types of clothing. Labiaplasty can help alleviate these issues.
  3. Procedure: The surgery typically involves removing excess tissue from the labia minora to achieve the desired size and shape. The specific technique used may vary depending on the individual’s anatomy and goals. It’s essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist to discuss your specific needs and expectations.
  4. Recovery: Recovery time varies from person to person but generally involves some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the immediate post-operative period. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous physical activities and sexual intercourse during the initial healing phase.
  5. Risks: As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with labiaplasty, including infection, scarring, and changes in sensation. It’s crucial to choose a board-certified surgeon with experience in labiaplasty to minimize these risks.
  6. Consultation: If you are considering a minor labiaplasty, it’s important to schedule a consultation with a qualified healthcare provider who can evaluate your concerns, discuss your options, and provide you with information about the procedure, expected outcomes, and potential risks.

Keep in mind that the decision to undergo labiaplasty is a personal one, and it should be made after careful consideration and consultation with a medical professional who can provide guidance based on your individual needs and circumstances.

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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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