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Labia Reduction Surgery

Labiaplasty, labial reduction, labioplasty

Plastic Surgeon

Costs - £2450

THE PROCEDURE

Labial reshaping, or labiaplasty (also referred to as labioplasty) is a procedure designed to address functional and aesthetic concerns to the labia - the "lips" of the vagina. Usually it is the internal vaginal lips, the labia minora, that are targeted, but it is also possible to perform procedures on the outer lips, the labia major. A labiaplasty may be performed because of the development of oversized labia, or because of asymmetry. This may either be developmental, or occur after pregnancy. The operation is designed to improve the appearance of the labia, and can also help functional issues, such as chaffing.

Who carries out this treatment?

Mary Chettiar
Mary Chettiar
Specialist Nurse
Mary completed her nurse training at the Royal free Hospital in London and has over 20 years experience in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She was the head nurse for Plastic Surgery at Charing Cross Hospital for a number of years before moving to work overseas.
Janis Stanyer
Janis Stanyer
Specialist Nurse
Janis is an experienced specialist nurse with an extensive background using injectables for muscle relaxation as well as fillers. In addition, Janis sees pre- and post-operative plastic surgery patients and can provide insightful guidance and recommendation for a wide range of aesthetic treatments. Janis has a reassuring and calming bedside manner, and is sure to put even the most nervous patient at ease.
Marc Pacifico
Marc Pacifico
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) has been described as one of his generation’s rising stars in plastic surgery. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, coming top in the UK’s consultant level plastic surgery examinations (being awarded the Gold Medal), the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and the opening of his own private clinic, Purity Bridge, alongside his busy NHS and private surgical practices
Nora Nugent
Nora Nugent
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Nora Nugent FRCS(Plast) has joined Purity Bridge where she offers an individually tailored modern plastic surgery practice. The cornerstones of her practice are good communication with you and meticulous attention to detail as she feels this is vital to your decision to undergo any treatment under her care. This ethos is continued from your first consultation through to the end of your treatment to ensure that you get the highest possible care and are fully supported during this time.
Brent Tanner
Brent Tanner
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Brent Tanner is a highly experienced and renowned Consultant Plastic Surgeon. He has a special interest in non-surgical rejuvenation techniques to the face, with a particular interest in the Pearl LASER as well as injectable techniques to produce harmonious, natural and fresh results.
Roxy Belpassi
Roxy Belpassi
Dr Roxy is a fully trained aesthetic practitioner with a background in General Practice. Specialising in skin care, chemical peels, wrinkle relaxing injections and hyaluronic acid fillers, Roxy aims to produce natural-looking results in facial rejuvenation and beautification. She is passionate about making people look and feel their best.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

A labiaplasty is most commonly performed under local anaesthetic (whilst you are awake). By combining numbing anaesthetic cream, followed by carefully placed injections, the whole area is frozen, to allow the surgery to be performed in a pain-free way. It is a "walk in, walk out" procedure, so you can go home after the procedure. We would always advise you to be accompanied so you can be taken home by a relative or friend, as you should not walk too much straight after the procedure.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

The benefits of labiaplasty surgery are both functional and aesthetic. Patients report reduced discomfort and chaffing, and also report a much higher body image score, with improved self-esteem and body confidence. Many women also report an improvement in their sex life following surgery.

Before and After

Labial reshaping Prices

Costs £2450

Other thoughts regarding Labial Reshaping

Depending on the complexity of the specific case, the operating times range between 45 and 90 minutes.

It is normal to feel sore after surgery, and you should not over do it in the early post-operative period. Generally, we would recommend taking 1-2 weeks off work, so you can take it easy. You will need to keep the surgical area clean, with daily showers, and you should wear a pad for 4-6 weeks after surgery as there will be spotting.

By 6-weeks you should be able to resume all actives, including sexual intercourse, and for the first two weeks, you should take things very gently. Between weeks 2 and 6, you can gradually build up activity levels.

Labiaplasty has a high patient satisfaction rate and is increasingly popular nowadays.

As with any surgery, there risks associated with labiaplasty surgery.

  • Wound infection and delayed healing - hence the advice to keep the area as clean as possible after surgery
  • Bleeding - if this occurs and a swelling develops, it might need draining surgically
  • Asymmetry - whilst labiaplasty surgery is often performed to address asymmetry, there will always be a degree of difference between both sides (which is entirely normal). If there is a big difference, this should be discussed with your surgeon post-operatively.
  • Poor scarring - normally this area heals incredibly well. However, if the scarring becomes tight and contracted, it might cause problems the require further procedures to address. This might be at further cost.
  • Revision surgery to make adjustments is sometimes required

Prices starts from £2450

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