Labiaplasty, or vaginal lip reduction, can be a sensitive topic but one that a qualified plastic surgeon can be trusted with. Labia reduction helps correct the problem of enlarged labia minora, which causes issues such as poor personal hygiene, local irritation, problems with sexual intercourse, irritation or soreness while cycling or horseback riding, when wearing exercise clothing, and when walking or sitting. Labia reduction can help return your body to normal functioning and appearance.
During a labia reduction, also referred to as a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, the inner labia (inner lips) are surgically repaired to become symmetrical to create the most natural look. This surgery is done under general or local anesthesia. Dr. Agha takes great care not to interfere with the urethral opening or the clitoris during a labia reduction. Over-resection of the labia is avoided as well and scarring is minimal.
Labia reduction surgery requires one week of bed rest. The surgical area is iced during recovery and a surgical dressing is worn, which resembles a feminine napkin. After the initial week of recovery, normal daily activities can resume. Recovery for labia reduction surgery requires a total of four to six weeks before strenuous activity or sexual intercourse can occur.