Enlarged or hypertrophic labia minora can be functionally or socially bothersome. The enlarged labia can have a protuberant and abnormal appearance that can be distressful. Enlargement of the labia minora may be caused by pregnancy and childbirth and other hormonal causes. Local irritation, problems with personal hygiene, interference with sexual intercourse and discomfort during cycling, walking or sitting are all indications for a surgical reduction.
Labiaplasty or labial reduction involves a plastic surgical technique to reduce the large or uneven labia minora to a thinner, more comfortable and more appealing size and shape. The aim of labial reduction surgery is to preserve most of the natural contour, pigmentation and sensitivity of the labia minora with minimal scarring.
At 152 Harley Street, labiaplasty is carried out under Local Anaesthetic with or without sedation in our state-of-the-art day case theatre. You will be able to leave shortly after your procedure, but still receive the same thorough and excellent aftercare that you would expect with a general anaesthetic.