What is Labiaplasty?

Minora and Majora


Labiaplasty is a surgical intervention performed on the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips) of the female external genital organs. This procedure is usually performed to reduce the size of the labia minora (small lips) or correct its asymmetry, but corrections can also be made on the labia majora (large lips) for aesthetic or functional reasons. Labioplasty is a commonly performed procedure in the field of plastic surgery and may be preferred for various reasons.

Purposes and Reasons for Labioplasty

1-Aesthetic Reasons:

  • Ensuring Symmetry: Ensuring symmetry when there is a difference in size or shape between the labia.

  • Reduction: Reduction in cases where the labia minora is large or sagging.

  • Improving Genital Appearance: Obtaining a more aesthetically pleasing genital area appearance.

2-Functional Reasons:

  • Providing Comfort: Large or sagging labia may rub against clothing and cause discomfort.

  • Sexual Function: Reducing pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.

  • Hygiene: Ensuring easier cleaning and hygiene.

How is Labioplasty Done?

1. Consultation and Planning:

  • Initial Examination: The doctor evaluates the patient’s expectations and medical history.

  • Planning: It is determined which region requires what kind of intervention.

2. Anesthesia:

  • Local Anesthesia: Usually sufficient, the surgery area is anesthetized.

  • General Anesthesia: In some cases, general anesthesia may be preferred.

3. Surgical Intervention:

  • Incisions: Incisions are made in designated areas.

  • Tissue Removal and Shaping: Excess tissue is removed and shaped aesthetically.

  • Stitches: Incisions are closed with thin stitches, usually dissolvable stitches are used.

Healing Process and Care After Labioplasty

1. First Days After Surgery:

  • Rest: Bed rest is recommended for the first few days.

  • Cold Application: Ice can be applied to reduce swelling.

  • Pain Management: Painkillers recommended by the doctor are used.

2. Healing Process:

  • Swelling and Bruises: Swelling and bruises decrease within the first week.

  • Hygiene: It is important to keep the area clean and dry.

  • Sexual Intercourse and Exercise: Generally, sexual intercourse and intense physical activities are avoided for 4-6 weeks.

3. Full Healing:

  • Healing of Stitches: Stitches usually heal completely within 2-4 weeks.

  • Seeing Results: Final aesthetic results are usually visible after 6-8 weeks.

Who Are Suitable Candidates for Labioplasty?

  • Those with Good General Health Conditions: Individuals whose general health condition is suitable for surgical procedures.

  • Those Experiencing Physical and Aesthetic Disorders: Women experiencing aesthetic or functional problems in their labia.

  • Those with Realistic Expectations: Those who have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery.


Labioplasty is a generally safe and effective surgical procedure preferred for aesthetic and functional reasons. This surgery is planned and performed according to individual needs and expectations. If you are considering labiaplasty, it is recommended that you consult a plastic surgeon or gynecologist for detailed information and suitability evaluation.


Here's Frequently Asked Questions About Labiaplasty

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size or change the shape of the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) or labia majora (outer vaginal lips). It aims to address issues of discomfort, asymmetry, or aesthetic concerns.

What are the advantages of labiaplasty?

Advantages include improved comfort during physical activities and intercourse, enhanced appearance of the genital area, increased self-confidence, relief from irritation caused by excess labial tissue, and correction of asymmetry.

Will I feel pain during the labiaplasty procedure?

Labiaplasty is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, ensuring that you do not feel pain during the procedure. Some discomfort or swelling is normal after the surgery but can be managed with prescribed pain medications and proper aftercare.

How long does the labiaplasty procedure take?

The labiaplasty procedure usually takes about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. Patients can typically return home the same day after the procedure.

How long do the results of labiaplasty last?

The results of labiaplasty are generally long-lasting. With proper care and a healthy lifestyle, the benefits of the procedure can be maintained for many years. It’s important to follow post-operative care instructions to ensure optimal healing and results.

What should I do after the labiaplasty procedure?

After the procedure, follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions carefully. This may include taking prescribed medications, applying ice packs to reduce swelling, avoiding strenuous activities, maintaining proper hygiene, and abstaining from sexual intercourse for a recommended period.

Are there risks associated with labiaplasty?

As with any surgical procedure, labiaplasty carries some risks, including infection, scarring, changes in sensation, and asymmetry. However, these risks are minimized when the procedure is performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon and by following all pre- and post-operative instructions.

What is the recovery time for labiaplasty?

Most patients can return to light activities within a few days, but full recovery typically takes about 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, and sexual activity to allow proper healing.

Who is a good candidate for labiaplasty?

Good candidates for labiaplasty are individuals who experience discomfort, irritation, or self-consciousness due to the size or shape of their labia. Ideal candidates are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and do not have any underlying medical conditions that could complicate surgery.

What is the cost of labiaplasty?

The cost of labiaplasty varies based on the complexity of the procedure.

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Treatment Procedure

Labiaplasty treatment process involves several important steps to achieve a successful outcome. Here is a detailed summary of the treatment procedure:


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