Labiaplasty (or what is more commonly referred to as vaginal reshaping), is a surgical procedure to correct and define the appearance of the inner labia (otherwise known as the Labia Minora) – the flap-like skin that sits either side of the vaginal opening.
It’s natural and normal for a woman to have noticeable skin folds around her vaginal opening and, in most cases, this shouldn’t cause any problems. In some cases however labia can cause pain and discomfort during sex, cycling or even walking.
Labioplasty has become increasingly popular over the last few years, particularly with new mums as the vaginal muscles can be left loose and weak after childbirth. It is not uncommon for labia to change shape and size after childbirth. However this change can leave women losing confidence in their body.
Some women experience specific problems, such as lack of sensation and satisfaction during intercourse. Labiaplasty improves the way your vagina looks, feels and functions; and can have dramatic results in terms of restoring your confidence and self-esteem.
Whatever your reason for enquiring about vagina reshaping treatment, Labiaplasty is a viable, safe and increasingly common procedure available to you which will help correct and tighten your labia.
Labiaplasty is usually performed as a day-case, under either local or general anaesthetic, depending on the surgeon’s advice. Surgery itself takes not longer than an hour.
Labia are necessary to protect delicate internal areas of the vagina, as such they will not be removed completely. Rather the purpose of the surgery is to reduce the labia minora by removing unwanted tissue to create a neater appearance.*
Due to surgery in such a sensitive area post-surgery you will experience minor discomfort and it is not uncommon to see minor swelling and bruising, this will of course be treated with medication. Full recovery is usually expected within two-four weeks.* It’s important to note that abstinence from sexual intercourse is advised for four to eight weeks.*