Long labia and/or bulky labia cause discomfort and/or may show, especially in tight fitting or minimal wear.
There is wide variation of normal labial anatomy. Excess labia may be irregularly shaped. There may be more on one side or the other. The excess may be concentrated in one part of the labia, either the front, the center, or much less commonly toward the back.
In planning labiaplasty, differences between right and left sides must be considered. Most women want symmetry between right and left sides. If one side is larger or longer to begin with, that side will be reduced more than the smaller side.
If the excess is distributed along the entire length of the labia from front to back, a variation of the trim technique meets the needs of most women. If excess skin is localized to one area, then modified wedge labiaplasty is preferred.
Each labiaplasty procedure is individually designed and accomplished based on the woman’s presenting appearance, her complaints, and the result she desires. Our very first part of the procedure is careful marking of labiaplasty skin to be removed. Then, complete anesthesia is achieved so labiaplasty is very comfortable. Although anxiety and fear surround labiaplasty for many women, it is usually an easy procedure and recovery.