Labia Minora Reduction

Labioplasty, Labiaplasty or Vaginal Lip Reduction

Many women suffer from oversized or asymmetrical labia minora, the folds of skin or “lips” surrounding the entrance to the vagina. While many women are born with this condition and are affected by it throughout their lives, it can also appear later in life with aging or due to stretching during childbirth. Women who have oversized or asymmetrical labia minora often experience discomfort when wearing certain clothing, or during sexual intercourse and it can be a cause of embarrassment with a sexual partner.

The “Full buttock” type butt has become increasingly popular. For some women the butt is a hard area for them to fill out with the shape they are looking for. Genetics and race can play a major role in the shape of a persons butt and no amount of exercise can change it.     Buttock contouring and micro-fat injections can be used to give you the “butt of your dreams.” Liposuction is often used in conjunction with the buttock contouring procedure to further contour and smoothen the transition from the waist to the buttocks and the buttocks to the thighs.

Buttock contouring can be achieved through a couple of methods. Fat can be transferred to the gluteal region from another part of the body to give the buttocks volume and shape while at the same time decreasing the excess volume from the source location. The dilemma with the fat transfer method is that people who would like to add volume to their buttocks generally are thin and don’t have a fat reserve to pull from. Another option is the buttock implant. Unlike the fluid filled bags used in breast augmentation, buttock implants are solid shapes made of soft silicone. Buttock implants are available in a number of shapes and sizes, however the right shape for each individual is based on their desire and on their current build and stature.

  • Avoid Asprin or aspirin-containing medicine for 2 weeks prior to your operation as this can produce bleeding or bruising. Panadol is safe.
  • Avoid vitamin E two weeks prior to surgery as this may also increase bleeding tendency. Vitamin B and C are safe to use.
  • Stop smoking or at least cut back to only a few per day to avoid post operative tissues, necrosis.
  • Do not drink alcohol for at least two days prior to surgery as alcohol also increases the chances of bleeding and bruising.

The labioplasty procedure is performed in outpatient surgery clinic. The labia reduction procedure is relatively pain free. Small incisions are made to remove any excess tissue or to even the edges of the labia minora. After surgery, sensation in the labia minora are normal and occasionally enhanced. The results of labioplasty are even aesthetically pleasing labia minora.

AnesthesiaUsually locally with sedation
Surgery Length1-2 hours.
Side Effects
Recovery PeriodBack to work: 1-2 day. Strenuous activities, alcohol: about 1 weeks.
Stay in Hospital
Stay in Thailand2 days
  • Outpatient surgery, so patient returns home right after surgery.
  • Patient can resume normal everyday light activities the same or next day, and intercourse within 7-10 days.
  • Patient can shower on the day following surgery.
  • Only minimal pain that is mostly gone by the next day and usually does not require any medications.
  • Swelling is mild to moderate and peaks around two to three days then disappears rapidly over the next three weeks.
  • Typically minimal or no bruising.
  • No stitches to remove

Potential Surgery Risks and Complications vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors and the extent of surgical work required. Regardless of how remote, the potential risks are listed below are possible. Your own research is essential especially if you are considering surgery. Following pre and post surgical care and instructions will also reduce your risks. See the following potential risks and complications include and not limited to:

  • Incomplete or prolonged healing
  • Opening of the incision, irregularity, scarring, or dissymmetry of the size of the labia after surgery
  • Infection, painful sexual relations, delayed bleeding after surgery, increased or decreased sensation, and other rare events.
  • The surgical area will be swollen, uneven in appearance, and discolored in the weeks after surgery