Reduction of the labia minora

What is labia minora reduction?

What is labia minora reduction?

Small labia correction or labiaplasty is primarily an aesthetic therapy to reduce excess soft tissue in the vaginal area.

This condition is not a true functional pathology but frequently leads to psychological discomfort during sexual activity.




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The doctors at Studio Romano Fuhr have always paid special attention to patients who come to them for problems related to the aesthetics of their private parts.

Patients who undergo labiaplasty are women or girls suffering from labia minora that are too long or asymmetrical due to hormonal causes or congenital malformations.

The vaginal labia minora are often

  • conspicuous and aesthetically unattractive
  • asymmetrical
  • attached to each other
  • cause discomfort, e.g. with tight clothing
  • cause pain, e.g. during sexual intercourse or cycling

In such cases, surgical correction may be recommended in order to regain a normal harmony with one's private parts and, consequently, strengthen one's self-esteem.

There is no specific time to perform this operation. The operation can be performed at any age and at any time of the year.

Preferably the date of the operation should be chosen far from the menstrual cycle to reduce the risk of infection due to bleeding.

The preoperative visit with the doctors at the Romano Fuhr surgery is aimed at assessing the clinical situation and agreeing with the patient on the desired result in accordance with her aesthetic and functional wishes.

The examination is performed standing up and in the gynaecological chair.

The aim is to reduce the labia minora so that they are well covered by the labia majora.

Dr. Romano and Dr. Fuhr will follow you with the utmost discretion and understanding.

The specific examinations are routine as for all surgical procedures (blood tests and ECG).

Vaginal labia minora reduction is performed on an outpatient basis. Anaesthesia is usually local with mild sedation in order to make the experience as untraumatic as possible.

The procedure usually lasts about 60 minutes and the patient can leave the clinic one hour after the procedure with a protective pad inserted.

The post-operative course is normally painless, although the genital area in the first few days after surgery is swollen and rather sensitive.

During the post-operative course, the wound must be protected by avoiding mechanical stress and using good intimate hygiene.

Sexual intercourse can be resumed after 6 weeks.

The sutures are absorbed within two weeks and do not need to be removed, and postoperative check-ups take place one week and one month after surgery.

Before resuming regular work, however, we recommend a rest period of about five days.