Labia Reduction Surgery

Labia reduction or labiaplasty is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the length of the labia minora. In some women, the labia hang or will be too long than normal. This can cause twisting or tugging of labia and cause pain and discomfort. Women having itching and irritation caused by the abnormally long labia or asymmetry labia can opt for labia reduction surgery to reduce the length of labia in the minimal invasive procedure.

Labia reduction procedure

The labia reduction procedure reduces the asymmetry and length of labia. The aesthetic surgeon initiates the procedure by administrating a local anesthesia and the process is performed as a daycare procedure. The surgery lasts for about two hours. In the procedure, uneven and hanging vaginal lips are shortened. This can be achieved using a scissor, a scalpel or by using laser beams. The incisions are then stitched using dissolvable stitches.

The labia reduction is accomplished using two techniques: Trim method and wedge method.

Trim Method: In the trim method also known as the strip method, the excess vaginal lips along the length is trimmed including the skin. The procedure removed longer darker edges of the vaginal lips.

Wedge Method: In the wedge method of reduction, a wedge-shaped portion of the excess vaginal lips are removed.

Laser Labial Reduction Surgery

The advancement in laser technology has facilitated the use of the CO2 Laser for the labial reduction surgery. The advantage of the laser labia reduction surgery is that they are minimal invasive, less pain and swelling and faster recovery and healing from the surgery. The laser method of treatment seals the blood vessel while reducing the length of excess labia. This prevents the blood loss during the procedure and reduces the pain and bruising in the treated area. The reduction technique of trimming or wedge removal can be accomplished using the laser treatment. Smaller vaginal lip folds with a natural shape are attained after the treatment.

After the labia reduction surgery, instructions and medications are prescribed by the aesthetic surgeon. Applying ice packs on the treated area and wearing absorbent pad aids the healing process.

At Anew advanced aesthetic day care centre, we offer the best and latest techniques of laser treatment for labia reduction surgery. We provide services from well qualified and experienced aesthetic specialists to evaluate and select the best treatment choice based on the individual patient’s condition. To know more about labia reduction surgery and treatment cost, book an appointment now.

Authored By Dr. K Prem Anand - Facio Maxillary & Aesthetic Surgeon, Bangalore