Trim Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that can involve reducing the size or altering the shape of the labia minora (inner folds of the vulva) or labia majora (outer folds). There are different techniques used in labiaplasty, and one of them is the “trim” or “edge excision” technique. Here’s what you need to know about trim labiaplasty:

Trim Labiaplasty Technique:

The trim labiaplasty technique involves the removal of excess tissue from the edges of the labia minora. The surgeon trims away the protruding or uneven portions of the labia to create a neater and more symmetrical appearance. This technique is often used when the labia minora are elongated or uneven, causing discomfort or aesthetic concerns.

Candidates for Trim Labiaplasty:

Candidates for trim labiaplasty typically have the following concerns:

  1. Excess Tissue: They have labia minora that are longer than they are comfortable with, causing discomfort during activities like exercise or sexual intercourse.
  2. Asymmetry: They have asymmetry in the labia minora that they wish to correct.
  3. Aesthetic Concerns: They are unhappy with the appearance of their labia minora and wish to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look.

Procedure and Recovery:

The trim labiaplasty procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and can be done using local anesthesia with or without sedation. The surgeon trims the excess tissue and sutures the edges to create a neater appearance.

Recovery from trim labiaplasty can involve swelling, discomfort, and bruising, which can be managed with pain medication and proper care. Patients are usually advised to avoid strenuous activities, sexual intercourse, and tight clothing during the initial healing period.


Results of trim labiaplasty can vary from person to person, but the goal is typically to achieve a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing appearance of the labia minora. It’s essential to have realistic expectations and discuss your goals with a qualified surgeon during a consultation.

Finding a Surgeon:

When considering trim labiaplasty or any other form of labiaplasty, it’s crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon or a surgeon experienced in labiaplasty procedures. During the consultation, you can discuss your concerns, desired outcomes, and any questions you may have about the surgery.

Additionally, ensure you fully understand the risks, potential complications, and recovery process before proceeding with the procedure. As with any surgical procedure, it’s important to make an informed decision based on your specific needs and goals.

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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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