Outer Labia Removal

The surgical procedure that involves the removal or reduction of the outer labia, known as the labia majora, is sometimes referred to as labia majoraplasty. Labia majoraplasty is a type of cosmetic genital surgery that aims to reshape or reduce the size of the labia majora for various reasons, including cosmetic concerns or discomfort caused by enlarged labia majora.

Here are some key points to consider regarding labia majoraplasty:

1. Indications:

  • Labia majoraplasty is typically performed when individuals are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or appearance of their labia majora.
  • Some people may seek this procedure due to physical discomfort or irritation caused by large or sagging labia majora.

2. Consultation:

  • Consult with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in labia majoraplasty to discuss your goals and concerns.
  • During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your labial anatomy and provide recommendations based on your specific case.

3. Surgical Procedure:

  • Labia majoraplasty involves surgical techniques to reduce excess tissue, tighten loose skin, or enhance volume, depending on the individual’s goals.
  • Techniques may include surgical excision, fat grafting, or the use of injectable fillers.

4. Anesthesia:

  • Labia majoraplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.

5. Recovery:

  • After the surgery, you may experience some swelling and discomfort, which should gradually subside over the following days and weeks.
  • Follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions to ensure proper healing.

6. Results:

  • The full results of labia majoraplasty may take some time to become noticeable as swelling decreases and the tissues heal.
  • The goal is to achieve improved labial aesthetics with a more symmetrical and sculpted appearance.

7. Risks and Benefits:

  • Like any surgical procedure, labia majoraplasty carries potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in sensitivity.
  • The benefits may include improved aesthetics, increased comfort, and enhanced self-confidence.

It’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in labia majoraplasty. Have a thorough discussion with your surgeon about your goals and expectations to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what can be achieved through the procedure. Additionally, prioritize your safety and the quality of care when making your decision.

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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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