Labiaplasty is an operation to reduce the size or improve the shape of the labia minora. It is usually carried out under either a local or a general anaesthetic as a day case procedure, taking approximately an hour and a half. There are many different techniques that have been described for this procedure. Your surgeon will tailor the technique to each individual after a full consultation and examination, but it essentially involves cutting away the excess tissue from both sides and closing the wound with dissolving stitches. An antibiotic ointment is usually applied and then some pads are laid inside the underwear to absorb any oozing from the wound edges.
We understand that discussing this part of the body is very sensitive and personal, and may be embarrassing. For this reason, it may be easier initially to discuss the problem free of charge and in complete confidence in a Nurse Advisory Clinic with one of our experienced plastic surgery nurses, before meeting your surgeon for a more detailed consultation.