What is labiaplasty surgery?

A labiaplasty is an aesthetic surgery procedure designed to reshape and improve the external appearance of the female genitalia. It is perfectly normal to have excess labial tissue, often with asymmetries. It can be something that develops naturally or after pregnancy. There are various types of labiaplasty surgery that are suited to specific patients such as:

  • Trim labiaplasty
  • Wedge labiaplasty
  • Clitoral hood reduction

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Surgery Time

1 - 2 Hours

Time Off

1 Week


Local or General

Full Recovery

6 weeks

Reasons for labiaplasty surgery

Many women choose to have labiaplasty surgery for their own self-confidence but there are other more functional indications  such as:

  • Pain with exercise or underwear
  • Discomfort with sexual intercourse
  • Enlarged or asymmetrical labia
  • Changes secondary to child birth

Improved appearance

enhance your self-confidence

Improved function

say goodbye to discomfort

If Labiaplasty Surgery sounds like the perfect procedure for you and you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us below for a consultation with James Wokes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Deciding to undergo Labiaplasty can be a big decision. Please read our frequently asked questions to give you peace of mind over any concerns.

A labiaplasty can be performed using Local or General anaesthetic. The excess or redundant labial tissue is removed and the labia are reshaped to give a symmetrical appearance.

Most patients will have labiaplasty surgery as a day case procedure unless it is combined with other procedures. Mr Wokes will provide pain killer and antibiotics for 1 week. You will be advised to clean the areas after going to the toilet and are likely to need a week off work and driving. Swelling takes several weeks to improve and you should avoid sexual and sporting activities for 6 weeks.

All surgery involves scars but labiaplasty scars are usually very discreet and not noticeable after 6 weeks. Wound care and scar management advice will be given by Mr Wokes.

Labiaplasty surgery is a completely safe procedure if performed by a professional and registered plastic surgeon. Mr Wokes will be able to answer all your questions and any concerns you may have during an initial consultation. He will also be able to ensure it is the right procedure for you and make bespoke recommendations. As with all aesthetic surgery procedures there are risks but these are minimised with expert surgical technique and post-operative wound care. Side effects from labiaplasty surgery include wound infection, wound healing problems and minor asymmetries. During your consultation, Mr Wokes will make you aware of all the associated complications and side effects associated with labiaplasty surgery.