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Reduction of the Labia Minora

Of all the corrective reconstructive surgical techniques, the surgery of Labia Minora, is probably one of the least known. It is continuously becoming more frequently demanded. Increasingly more plastic surgeons are adding the Labia Minora surgery or labioplasty to their programming and more patients look for information and help .

Many women suffer from Labia Minora that are too big or asymmetric: the creases of the skin or the actual labia around the vagina. The elongated labia which exceeds the labia majora is frequently caused by sexual timidity as well as discomfort when using a swimsuit or tightfitting clothes.

When only the labioplasty is performed, it is normally carried out with local anaesthetic and sedation and is done in 30 minutes. During the recuperation, you may experience a bit of pain, swelling and discomfort. However, the patient can return to work in just 2-3 days and resume sexual activity after a month.


Reduction of the Labia Minora.

Type of anaesthetic

Local with sedation or epidural.

Side effects

Temporary pain, swelling and discomfort during the recuperation.

Duration of result


Duration of the treatment

30 minutes.




Return to work in 2-3 days. Resume sexual activity in 4 weeks.

Frequent questions

Logically it depends on the type of work the patient has. Generally, one week of rest is usually sufficient. It also depends on the physical strain that your job requires. If it is a lot, fifteen days may be necessary.

You can go to the beach or the pool from the moment that the wounds are completely closed which is usually within two weeks

You can exercise a month after the surgery.

You can shower immediately. You should be thorough with personal hygiene.


You can travel perfectly on an aeroplane after the surgery.

We will show you photographs from previous cases so that you can get a more detailed idea of the final result.

After the surgery you will be irritated. You should cleanse each time you use the bathroom. You will take medication for the pain which means that you will have more irritation at bed time, when wearing tight clothes, the antibiotic etc. more than pain, which will provoke discomfort.

The scars of a labia minor reduction with the passing of time are imperceptible. However, multiple treatments exist which improve the final result of scars such as silicon patches, rosehip oil, creams, laser, etc. etc.

You should avoid taking aspirin or any other medication which provokes anticoagulation. Let us know if you usually take vitamin supplements or medicinal plants. Some make the blood coagulate more slowly.

In general, we recommend any surgical intervention from 18 years and over, in some cases, such as gluteal asymmetries and due to the psychological effects, it has or may have, we can indicate this surgery from 16 years on, always with the authorisation of a parent or tutor.

Nothing. You will just have to be more hygienic that usual.

We recommend that you refrain from sexual relations for at least two weeks.