Labiaplasty is a procedure to reduce the size of the labia minora or clitoris. In the female genitalia, the labia majora usually covers the labia minora. However, sometimes the labia minora can become significantly enlarged due to genetic factors, birth trauma, friction or diseases. Most patients complain that their quality of life is affected: discomfort when wearing tight clothes or bikinis, exercising, sitting, walking, and hygiene problems. Enlargement of the labia often affects the sex life as well: a woman experiences both psychological discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse.
The operation is performed under general or regional (spinal, epidural) anaesthesia. The surgery removes excess labia minora or reshapes the labia minora to the desired size and aesthetic proportion. During the operation, dissolvable sutures are used, which take 1-2 months to dissolve .