A lot of women feel physical and psychological discomfort related to the extremely large or asymmetric labia. The excessive labia can cause pain while cycling, riding, having sex, and for some - even sitting on a harder surface. In addition, the asymmetry and size of the labia force a frequent woman to complex on the beach, wearing tighter clothes, dressing up in a gym, causing discomfort in intimate life.

Labia plastic surgery is an intimate and delicate matter, but more and more women dare to appeal to a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who, during a simple surgery, can help to get rid of the complex disturbing to enjoy full life.

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons distinguish several groups of patients who apply for correction of the labia: those whose the extremely large (hypertrophic) or unequal (asymmetric) labia appeared in adolescence, during puberty, those whose labia changed after a childbirth, women who had injuries after which wounds badly healed and large scars remained, and women of mature age whose labia changed their shape and thinned over time.

How the surgery is performed?


During the surgery, depending on the individual case, the excess skin is removed from the labia, the small labia of a desired size and shape are formed, or the edge of the labia that have been badly healed after a childbirth is corrected. The surgery is performed under general or local (spinal, epidural) anesthesia. Absorbable sutures are used during the surgery. A few small nodules remain on the outside that are removed after 10-14 days.

Postsurgical period and healing



  • Sexual intercourse and use a vibrator are forbidden for 6 weeks after the surgery;

  • The final result of the surgery is visible after at least 2 months, the labia always remain slightly asymmetric, but a slight asymmetry is noticeable only during the detailed examination;

  • Attendance to baths and swimming pools is forbidden for 1 month.