What is a Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty refers to a procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora. It is the most commonly performed vaginal rejuvenation procedure and can relieve physical and emotional symptoms women experience. The goal of a labiaplasty is to reduce the labia minora so that they do not hang below the hair-bearing labia majora. Reduction can be bilateral or unilateral depending on the existing symmetry and degree of protrusion.

Women choose surgery for a variety of reasons, including pain during intercourse, itching, irritation, a labia that is visible in tight clothing, and self-consciousness during intimacy.

A labiaplasty can be used to improve the following:

  • Large labial folds
  • Irregularly sized or shaped labia
  • Self-confidence in intimate settings

Who is a Candidate?

Women who are bothered by the look or feel of their overly large or sagging labia minora can often benefit from a labiaplasty. Ideal candidates will be healthy with realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. To begin your journey toward a more confident you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.


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The Labiaplasty Procedure

The labiaplasty procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation or general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. There are a number of different labiaplasty techniques, including the trim procedure and the wedge procedure. The procedure that is right for you will depend on your individual aesthetic goals and Dr. Willis’ recommendation.

Trim Procedure

An incision is created to remove the outermost edge of the inner labia. The goal is to make the inner labia even with the outer labia.

Wedge Procedure

A wedge-shaped piece of tissue is removed from both sides of the labia, and the remaining edges are stitched together.


Following your labiaplasty, you may experience mild to moderate discomfort, which can easily be controlled with pain medication. Swelling is also to be expected, which can be reduced with cold packs. Most people are able to return to work within 3-5 days and get back to exercising within 2-3 weeks. It is safe to take part in sexual intercourse after about one month. Dr. Willis will provide you with specific aftercare instructions to ensure that you heal properly for the best possible results.

Contact Us Today

If you are tired of being bothered by your labia and are ready to make a change, contact Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA today. We will be happy to schedule your initial consultation appointment with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Willis.

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Why would you get a labiaplasty?

Women get labiaplasties for many reasons, including, but not limited to, discomfort with exercising and sexual intercourse, social stigma, appearance in bathing suits/jogging pants, and hygiene.

What is labial rejuvenation?

Labial rejuvenation is a process to trim, or reduce, the size of the labia minora.

What is a labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty is a procedure to reduce the labia minora to project no further than the labia majora.

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