Labia reduction

All women are different, but if you feel uncomfortable with the size or shape of your labia, labial reduction surgery (labiaplasty) could help.

It can feel difficult or embarrassing to discuss personal body concerns, but you can be reassured that our nurse advisers will do their best to put you at ease. Our consultants in this specialism are expert and experienced and will fully explain the procedures available and the results you may achieve.

You might be living with discomfort during everyday activities such as cycling or walking, or during sexual intercourse. It may be your labia’s appearance makes you feel unhappy, self-conscious or affecting your relationships.

Whether you have always felt this way, or there has been a change in your body with age or after childbirth, labia reduction surgery could help you overcome the problem.

Sarah had her labia reduction procedure at the Portsmouth Cosmetic Clinic and now feels “more feminine and less self-conscious” - read Sarah’s story.

What to expect

Before surgery

When you meet with your consultant you can discuss the changes you are hoping to achieve.

Labial reduction is the term used to describe a range of surgical procedures that reduce the size and prominence of the labia. Any cuts that are made are carefully placed to prevent painful scarring along the rim of the labia, and are closed with dissolving stitches.

The operation usually takes between one and two hours, and can be performed under local anaesthetic. This means that you will be awake, but the area will be completely numb. Sometimes, labial reduction is also done under general anaesthetic, which means you are asleep during the procedure.

After your surgery you may leave the same day or need to stay overnight in hospital. You can expect some soreness and swelling for a few days after the operation and you will probably need to take some time off work to rest and recover.

How can I find out more about labia reduction surgery?
  • Coming along to free Spire Cosmetics Open Evening is a great way to find out more about all of our cosmetic procedure
  • Or call to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser in complete confidence on 02392 456172
  • Alternatively you can send us an email at and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have

Who will do my surgery?

At the Portsmouth Cosmetic Clinic you can choose the consultant you wish to be treated by. They will be the one that you see at your consultation appointments, they will carry out your surgery and they will provide your after-care with the support of a cosmetic nurse.


Labia reduction surgery typically costs from £2,139