Labiaplasty, also known as labia minora reduction and labial reduction, is a procedure in which the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia) – the folds of skin surrounding the female genitalia – are altered.

Women decide to undergo Labiaplasty either because of a congenital condition, or because they wish to alter the physical appearance which may have changed due to childbirth, aging and other events.

This procedure is done on an outpatient basis under local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. The incisions usually heal within a week, but there might be some thickening along the incisional link for one to two months.

Typically post-operative pain is minimal, and a patient’s healing can be helped by Sitz baths, similarly to after child birth.

Exercise and sexual activity can usually resume in about one month.