There are a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures for the genitals that may enhance appearance and reduce discomfort. These procedures include labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, labia majora, vaginoplasty, and vaginoplasty.
Patients also sometimes refer to these procedures as female genital plastic surgery, vaginal rejuvenation, female genital regeneration surgery, plastic surgery of the vulva and vagina, and tailored vaginal surgery, among other terms.
What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty refers to a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora. It is the most common cosmetic plastic surgery and it can relieve the symptoms that women suffer from torsion and pulling of the labia.
Reasons why patients want to undergo labiaplasty
Women choose surgery for a variety of reasons, including pain from twisting and pulling of the labia when riding a bike or during intercourse, itching, irritability, and self-consciousness.
What does labiaplasty do?
The goal of this procedure is to reduce the labia minora so that it does not dangle below the hair-bearing labia majora. Labiaplasty can be done to reduce asymmetry when one is longer than the other, or, more commonly, to reduce the length of the labia so that the labia no longer curl, fall, or fall out of a bathing suit.
Anesthesia for labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is a procedure that can be performed either under local anesthesia with oral sedatives or under general anesthesia.