Many women have an enlarged labia minora (inner labia) that protrude beneath their labia majora (outer labia). They have no idea that this common condition can be dramatically improved with a relatively simple procedure - a Labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is one of the most googled cosmetic surgery procedures and has received a lot of attention in the media
Because talking to your friends about your labia is not as easy as about other body concerns, many women don't share their concerns with their friends and instead suffer silently. Many of the women who come in to see us have been very self-conscious for years and had nobody to talk to. In some cases, women are so self-conscious of their labia that they avoid romantic relationships, or never let their partners see their labia.
While most patients we see come to us because of a cosmetic concern regarding the appearance and size of their labia, others are concerned by the discomfort large labia create. Pain, pressure, and shear during routine physical activities make them seek out a labiaplasty.
Labia reduction surgery trims excess labial skin (labia minora) in women who are unhappy with the appearance of their labia. Most seek labial beautification surgery or labia reduction as a solution to the unattractive appearance of long, thick and hanging labia. In some cases women ask for labia reduction because their unusually large labia create discomfort during sex or physical activities, or even when wearing certain types of clothing.
Reasons to Consider Labiaplasty (Labia Reduction)
When it comes to labiaplasty (labia reduction surgery), some women have it for purely cosmetic reasons while others have functional issues. Women may elect labiaplasty when large or uneven labia minora are causing problems with:
- concerns with appearance due to size, discoloration, or length
- concerns with intercourse (pain/pulling/discomfort/irritation)
- concerns during physical activities (pain/pulling/discomfort/irritation)
- being unable to wear certain clothes/lingerie/bikinis
- hygiene or odor issues
- multi-directional urine stream
- other labia issues
Labia Reduction Pictures
Unlike for other procedures, we do not post labia pictures on our website because of the graphic content. However, at the time of consultation you will be able to look at our full gallery of pictures to better understand what labia reduction surgery entails and what outcomes you can expect. Dr. Guru Bhushan is one of the top rated labiaplasty specialists and he will show you many before and after pictures of his work at the time of your consultation.