A common procedure for women who are having difficulties related to the size of their labia folds, a labiaplasty adjusts the size and shape of either the inner or outer labia. A labiaplasty can help women who are experiencing difficulty enjoying sexual intercourse. This procedure can also often be a part of an overall gender reassignment process.
Patients have the option of using a general anesthesia or local, but will not feel any pain during the procedure. The area will remain numb for several hours afterward to make you as comfortable as possible. A consultation is necessary to determine your needs, as a labiaplasty can involve different techniques.
From shortening the clitoris to changing the shape of the hood around the clitoris, or removing unwanted skin from around the labia, Mayo-Clinic trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., can design the perfect procedure for you. For women who have experienced displeasure due to the size of their labia, or feel concerned with their appearance, a labiaplasty can ease self-consciousness. To learn more about how a labiaplasty can help, see the following before and after photos: