Many women suffer from enlarged labia minora (the inner genital lips). Some may not like the appearance of their large, uneven or thick labia, which can sometimes extend beyond the vaginal opening. Others may be bothered by labial irritation while conducting normal activities, or may find it difficult to keep the labial area clean. Still others may experience pain during sexual intercourse, sports or other vigorous activities.
Labiaplasty reduces large labia or reshapes uneven labia, improving their appearance and reducing associated discomfort. The results of labiaplasty can:
- Improve the appearance of the vagina and vulva
- Boost self-confidence
- Reduce discomfort caused by clothes rubbing against the labia
- Eliminate pain caused by large labia during sexual intercourse
- Improve or restore sexual satisfaction that was hampered by large labia
Dr. Min uses an advanced technique pioneered by Dr. Gary Alter who is renowned for his work in aesthetic genital surgery. This technique removes a wedge from the most protuberant portion of the labia and preserves the labial edge, which results in natural looking labia with scars that are barely visible. Excess skin on the sides of the clitoral hood can also be reduced. In contrast, many surgeons merely trim the edge of the labia and oversew the raw edge, which changes the natural color and contour of the labia, giving an unnatural appearance. Recovery from labiaplasty surgery is quick and relatively pain free. Sexual intercourse may be resumed in 6 weeks.