Labial Reduction Surgery

Labiaplasty / Vaginal Reshaping

Vaginas come in all shapes and sizes and there is tremendous variation in the “normal anatomy”. Vaginal rejuvenation/surgery is often requested when there are functional or aesthetic concerns.

Some women complain of rubbing or discomfort of the vaginal lips with exercise or during sex. As with most other areas of the body, the ageing process and life events such as pregnancy can affect the appearance and function of the vagina. Surgery to re-contour the vagina may help to improve self-confidence.

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  • what is a labiaplasty?

    A labiaplasty/labial reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size or to reshape the labia. This procedure can also be done to fulfil people’s requests for a vaginal rejuvenation, where they feel areas of the vagina, such as the clitoral hood, requires some adjustment.

  • which areas of the vagina can be corrected through surgery?

    Areas that can be corrected include:-

    Labia minora (inner lips) reduction
    The inner lips can be reshaped to reduce protrusion and decrease bulk.

    Clitoral hood reduction
    Redundant skin at the front of the vagina can be reduced to improve the appearance.

    Labia majora rejuvenation
    The outer labia commonly becomes saggy and can look empty with age. They can be re-plumped and tightened with fat transfer and/or skin reduction.

  • How is the labiaplasty procedure carried out?

    A detailed consultation with a consultant plastic surgeon is essential prior to undergoing a labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation procedure. During the consultation, your surgeon will discuss any problem areas, desired improvements, options available, and your expected outcomes.

    Should labial reduction surgery be agreed upon as the most suitable treatment, the procedure will be carried out by your surgeon in our newly refurbished operating theatre. The labiaplasty surgery is carefully performed under a local anaesthetic and takes between 1-2 hours. Redundant skin is gently removed and the edges sealed with dissolvable stitches. You will be looked after by our experienced and caring medical staff every step of the way.

  • how does the procedure feel?

    A local anaesthetic is placed across the treatment site to ensure your total comfort for the duration of the procedure.

  • Is there any downtime with a labial reduction procedure?

    The surgery is performed as a day case with no need for an overnight stay. It is quite common to experience some discomfort and swelling for a couple of days after surgery and symptoms will usually settle within a few days. You may need to take it easy for a couple of weeks after surgery and may need time off work, depending on your occupation.

    Gentle showering can commence on day two. You must avoid any vigorous exercise and activities for four to six weeks. Our medical team is available around the clock to offer advice and address any concerns that you may have.

  • Will I be uncomfortable after my labiaplasty surgery?

    The area will be a little uncomfortable for a week or so post-surgery and will gradually settle. It’s not uncommon for there to be some mild swelling and bruising that will subside as healing progresses.

  • When can I recommence intimate activities?

    Our team of medical experts advise that you should refrain from sexual intercourse for at least three weeks. Generally when the area is no longer tender to touch then adequate healing has occurred so you can then look to resume normal intimate activities.

  • What pre and post-procedure advice must I follow?


    We are governed by CQC guidelines which state a consultation must be carried out prior to any surgical labiaplasty/labial reduction appointments being booked. The consultation must be conducted at least 2 weeks but not more than 4 months prior to the surgery.

    On the day of treatment, patients are advised to eat and drink as normal. Eating something sugary such as a biscuit ahead of the procedure is also recommended.


    Patients should not drive for 24 hours post-procedure, therefore arrangements for a taxi or driver should be made.



Anaesthetic Type

Application of local anaesthetic at the treatment site ensures total comfort for the duration of the procedure

Procedure Time

60 - 120 minutes


Redundant skin is gently removed and the edges sealed with dissolvable stitches


Once sutures have dissolved, patients should expect the vaginal lips to appear 'neater', with any rubbing or discomfort resolved


Gentle showering can commence on day two. Vigorous exercise and activities should be avoided for four to six weeks


Excess skin is permanently removed


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