At the Spire Regency Hospital in Cheshire we routinely carry out labial reduction surgery.
Some women feel that their labia are too large, causing discomfort during activities such as cycling or walking or during sexual intercourse. This can also occasionally lead to a lack of confidence or low self-esteem. Reshaping of the labia minora (the inner lips of the vagina) can be undertaken as a relatively minor operation. Our Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Marando can also perform Labial surgery on the labial majora (outer skin of the vagina).
After childbirth, nerve and muscle stretch can affect vaginal muscle tone, often leading to reduced sexual satisfaction for both partners. Generally the most effective way to overcome this is with special pelvic floor exercises under instruction from a physiotherapist. This is sometimes used in combination with counselling and topical oestrogen. When these methods are unsuccessful, some women may benefit from a surgical repair which aims to return the vagina to its pre-pregnancy size and shape.
In addition to the above, after childbirth, the back of the entrance to the vagina can become torn and stretched. Surgical repair of the damaged tissue aims to restore the anatomical shape. For further information click here
What is labial reduction surgery?
The labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina. They come in all shapes and sizes, as all women are different. If you feel uncomfortable with the size or shape of your labia, labial reduction surgery could help.
Your labia may be causing discomfort during activities such as cycling or walking, or during sexual intercourse. It may be that their appearance makes you feel unhappy or self-conscious. Whether you have always felt this way, or there has been a change with age or after childbirth, surgery could help you overcome the problem.
About the labial reduction surgery procedure
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.
Labial reduction is usually carried out as a day-case, with no need to stay overnight in hospital. You can expect 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.
Labial reduction surgery from Spire Cosmetic Surgery
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Having the procedure at Spire means you will be seen by an experienced cosmetic surgeon who will discuss your options and the best course of treatment for you. Read more about why Spire is the trusted choice for cosmetic surgery. You can also expect to be treated in a premium Spire private hospital at a location of your choice, and be safe in the knowledge that Spire is committed to your safety with exceptional healthcare standards..
How much does labial reduction surgery cost?
If you would like to know the price for labial reduction surgery, simply call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, send us an online enquiry or request a callback and we will be in touch.
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