Surgery For Labia Majora

Surgery for the labia majora typically involves procedures aimed at addressing aesthetic or functional concerns with the outer lips of the vulva. The labia majora are the larger, outer folds of skin that surround the labia minora and protect the genital area. There are several surgical options for the labia majora, depending on the individual’s goals and needs:

  1. Labia Majora Reduction: Labia majora reduction, also known as labia majoraplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size and volume of the labia majora. This procedure is typically chosen by individuals who are bothered by excess tissue in the labia majora or who desire a more streamlined and aesthetic appearance. It can be performed to address asymmetry or to reduce sagging or excess skin.
  2. Liposuction: Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from the labia majora. This procedure is often chosen when the labia majora have a fatty or bulky appearance. Liposuction can help contour the area and reduce fullness.
  3. Augmentation: Some individuals seek labia majora augmentation to add volume and improve the appearance of thin or deflated labia majora. This procedure may involve the use of fat grafting or dermal fillers to enhance the fullness of the labia majora.
  4. Labia Majora Tightening: Labia majora tightening procedures aim to restore or enhance the firmness and tone of the labia majora. This can be particularly helpful for individuals who have experienced sagging or laxity due to aging, childbirth, or weight loss.
  5. Combination Procedures: Surgeons may perform a combination of the above procedures to achieve the desired results. For example, labia majora reduction may be combined with liposuction or augmentation for comprehensive improvement.

It’s important to note that these procedures are elective and should be carefully considered. They are typically performed for cosmetic reasons, but they can also address functional concerns in some cases. If you are considering surgery for the labia majora, it’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in these procedures. They can assess your specific concerns, discuss your goals, and provide guidance on the most appropriate surgical approach for your needs.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and considerations to be aware of, so it’s important to have a comprehensive consultation with your chosen surgeon to discuss these aspects and ensure that your goals are aligned with the possible outcomes of the surgery.

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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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