Labiaplasty or labial reduction is the procedure to reduce the size of the labia minora or flaps around the opening of the vagina.  This is a procedure that involves removing the excess hanging tissue to help reduce symptoms and improve the appearance. The procedure is usually performed under a local anaesthetic and most patients will be able to go home the same day.  Some patients may prefer a general anaesthetic procedure. The operation itself takes about 60 to 90 minutes to perform. Labial reduction is a commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedure that help improve symptoms such as discomfort or rubbing. 


Labial reduction is performed most commonly under a local anaesthetic as a day case procedure.  This means you are awake and have some numbing injections to reduce the discomfort during the procedure.  There are two main techniques of labiaplasty that are called the trim and wedge.  The surgeon will discuss these options with you and recommend which may be more suitable for you.

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Labial reshaping is performed for many reasons and these include:

  • Improve self confidence
  • Help appearance in certain clothes, underwear or swimwear
  • Reduce the symptoms of discomfort or rubbing
  • Feel more feminine
  • Improve the appearance of the area
  • To help improve asymmetry of the labia minora

What are the risks of labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. The procedure involves reducing the size of the labia minora. Some potential risks with labial reduction are discussed below although your surgeon will discuss these and more during your consultation.


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