Labia Minora Labiaplasty
Some females are born with large, irregular, or asymmetrical labia causing them to hang below the labia majora. Childbirth, weight loss, or aging may lead to physical changes resulting in irregular and enlarged labia minora. These changes often cause embarrassment, low self-esteem and at its extreme, avoidance of sexual intimacy. The problem is not just aesthetic. Women with excessive or uneven labia minora often have discomfort, experience irritation, or even pain during exercise and intercourse.
Also known as labia reduction or labia rejuvenation, labiaplasty of the labia minora is done to decrease or reshape uneven or long labia. During this procedure, the lips are delicately contoured with specialized surgical instruments.
The radiofrequency surgical device that is used causes minimal tissue damage, considerably less than other modalities, such as a laser or electrocautery. Labiaplasty may be performed in the office under local anesthesia and light sedation. This procedure takes about one hour and most patients return to work in 2 or 3 days.