Labiaplasty Surgery

Labiaplasty Surgery

What Do You need to know About labial reduction Surgery?
Labiaplasty, or labial reduction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to reshape or reduce the size of the labia (the folds surrounding the vagina) to increase the symmetry between them.

This Surgery can be performed on the labia minora (the smaller, inner vaginal lips) or on the labia majora (the more prominent, outer vaginal lips) that’s become loose caused by childbirth or aging.

What is Labiaplasty Surgery?

This process can be done alone or with Vaginoplasty Surgery. Labial reduction surgery is often performed for cosmetic reasons to change the appearance of the female genital. However, It may also be done to correct large labia or damaged labia that may cause discomfort or pain.

At HayatMed, located in Istanbul, we have the best cosmetic surgeons in Turkey with extensive experience in the plastic surgery field. We can guarantee you featured services, competitive costs, and successful results. Click here to book an appointment for a free consultation and get more information about vaginal surgical options.

Who are the suitable candidates for Labial Reduction Surgery? 

Perfect candidates for labia removal surgery are women who have experienced notable labial changes after childbirth or have always had irregular labia, Minora, Majora, or both. In general, there is no standard shape for genitalia. But, many women express dissatisfaction with having a prominent labia.

Furthermore, Surgeons recommend labial reduction surgery if :

  • You have physical discomfort during sitting, walking, exercising, or having sex.
  • We are having Labial tears caused by childbirth.
  • You had suffered difficult childbirths; you do not wish to get pregnant anymore, and you are between 30 and 60.

However, this operation is generally safe for all women over 18. In some cases, women younger than 18 who have Labial asymmetry may be candidates for labia surgery.

They need to discuss with their surgeons whether they can undergo it. Most women request labia removal surgery for esthetic reasons, though there are many other reasons for this procedure.

At HayatMed clinic, our surgeons are skilled in achieving the best results in the plastic surgery field. Book your free consultation now to find out whether you are the right candidate for this process.

What are the potential Labiaplasty risks? 

What are the potential Labiaplasty risks?

Complications from this procedure are rare. However, all surgeries have some risks.

Some of the potential risks include:

  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia.
  • Infection.
  • Blood clots.
  • Bleeding.
  • Scarring.
  • Painful sexual intercourse.
  • Nerve damage that causes low sensitivity in the vagina area.

Before the operation, you need to talk with your doctor about controlling factors that may increase the risks, like smoking or drinking.

How do you prepare before the Surgery? 

Before the operation, you will talk with the surgeon about:

  • Your goals and why you want this procedure.
  • About your medical history.
  • Your current medical condition. 
  • What kind of medicine do you use, if any.

While your surgeon will:

  • Evaluate your health status.
  • Examine the vaginal area to determine the condition.
  • Ask for Lab tests
  • Discuss likely results of the Surgery, risks, and complications.

At the end of the consultation, the surgeon will determine whether you are the right candidate for Labiaplasty surgery.

If so, they will give you some pre-operative instructions like stop or reduce smoking, avoid taking aspirin or certain other medicines, and stop eating the night before your process.

You must understand all the procedure details by asking questions that help you feel comfortable before undergoing the treatment.

At HayatMed clinic, our surgeons are skilled in achieving the best results in the plastic surgery field. Click here and book your free consultation now.

labiaplasty recovery timeline

Surgery Time

2-3 hours

Time Off Work

1 week

Hospital Stay

1 Day

Reasonably Mobile

48 hours


Shower fully after 1 day keeping area completely dry

Exercise Including Gym

30-40 days

Sexual Activity

Restricted activity after 8 weeks

Full Recovery

6 - 8 Weeks

Sleeping Position

Sleeping on back recommended for 2 weeks


How is Labia reduction surgery performed? 

The procedure differs depending on the selected technique by the surgeon according to your condition.
There are three main techniques for performing labia reshaping Surgery:

1. Trim technique

During this process, your surgeon will place a clamp on the area to control bleeding and remove the excess labial tissue using a laser or scalpel. Next, they will close the area with stitches and cover it with bandages.

2. Wedge Technique

Using this method, your surgeon will remove a wedge of tissue from the center of the labia. Then they will suture the two sides of the labia and cover them with bandages.

3. De-epithelialization Technique

Using this technique, your surgeon will remove the tissue that lines the labia with a scalpel or laser. Then, they will close the area with stitches and cover it with bandages.

This Surgery can be performed under a general anesthetic or a local anesthetic and sedation. It usually takes between one to two hours, and you can go back home after a few hours of the Surgery.

What should you expect during the Labiaplasty recovery period? 

What should you expect during the Labiaplasty recovery period?

After the operation, you will be in the recovery room for observation.
You often will be able to leave the hospital on the exact procedure day. However, sometimes, surgeons may recommend staying at the hospital for one night.

After the procedure, you will experience swelling, soreness, and bruising, which should fade in a week or more. 

Your surgeon will prescribe painkillers to relieve the pain and antibiotics to avoid inflammation.

Recovery from labiaplasty surgery takes one to two weeks, and then you can go back to work.

In general, you can resume sexual activity after a month or more, but you need to wait a couple of months to see the final result.

Is Labia surgery painful? 

You will be under an anesthetic during the operation, so you will not feel any pain. However, you will suffer some pain and discomfort.No worries, your surgeon will prescribe medications to control these complications that will usually fade within a few days.

How much does Labiaplasty cost?  

There is no specific cost for this Surgery, as every case is different and treated on a completely individual, case-by-case basis. To get an estimation specific to you according to your condition, contact HayatMed now to discuss your requirements in complete confidentiality.

According to National Health Service (NHS), the average cost in the UK is £2,000 to £4,000, but this cost does not include the consultation and aftercare fees, the average cost in the USA is $5000, While in Turkey, the cost range between $2,500 to $3,000

Remember that our price will include all the procedure fees, including aftercare service. So there are no hidden costs.

With HayatMed, for medical services, you can get both the highly experienced in terms of cosmetic procedures and competitive costs at the same time. So contact us and get the exact Labiaplasty cost.

Click here to get more information about Vaginoplasty Surgery or go back to the Genital Category.

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