How can I reduce the size of my labia minora without surgery? Is there any creams I can use to reduce the size?

My labia minora on the left side is saggy and enlarged and I feel very self concious about it. My labia on the right side is normal sized and not saggy at all, I would like to get my labia on the left side to be the same as the right side. Are there any other options besides labiaplasty and surgery such as that? Are there any creams i can use to reduce the size? thank you

Doctor Answers 13

Creams for Labia

Unfortunately, there are no creams that will decrease your enlarged labia.  Provided that you are otherwise healthy, a labiaplasty may be performed to reduce the enlarged area.  Good luck!

Non surgical solutions to reduce the size of labia minora

Hello,

You asked this question awhile back, however I just read it and it sounds so familiar to me because it's such a common question and concern.  Labia minora is most commonly and successfully resized and reshaped with labiaplasty, which is a surgery.  I perform many labiaplasty procedures each week and almost all patients choose local anesthesia and find the procedure very easily tolerated, and the results, extremely satisfying. I know of no other alternative procedure or cream that can help you achieve assymetry and results you desire.  We offer an extraordinary non-surgical procedure in our practice called ThermiVa which is quite effective in reshaping and reducing the size of labia majora, but at best it will reduce labia minora 20% and does not improve assymetry.   I do encourage you to visit with an experienced plastic surgeon in labiaplasty procedures for your best results.

All the best to you,

Jenn Harrington, MD

Labia reduction creams are a hoax

Hello. There are no creams that will actually permanently  reduce the size of the labia minora.  The only real option is a surgical procedure, labiaplasty. This is a very common operation that recently has gained attention with the help of internet information sites like this. Good luck.

Anne Taylor, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Reduction of labia size without surgery

Surgical labiaplasty is the most predictable and precise method to reduce the labia minora. There are non-surgical options for the majora such as ThermiVA using radio frequency technology, but the results on the minora itself is best done with surgery.

Cheri Ong, MD, FACS
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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No. Please wait til you're ready

The best way to get symmetry in your case is with a labiaplasty. It is very common to have different sized labia minora. You should wait until you're very comfortable with the procedure and with the surgeon. Look at lots of videos, photos and reviews and go from there to schedule a consult

Surgery is the only option

It would be nice if creams shrunk what we wanted to shrink and enlarged what we wanted bigger, but unfortunately it just doesn't work this way. On the bright side, this is one of those surgeries where the benefits far out weigh the risks. Downtime and discomfort are minimal, and most patients are just sorry they waited so lion to have it done.

Elizabeth A. Kinsley, MD
Covington Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Creams instead of surgery

there are no topical treatments to treat your assume tribal labial side

surgery is your only choice

it is simple it is easily tolerated. Has quick recovery

David J. Goodkind, MD
New Haven Plastic Surgeon
3.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Ways to reduce the size of the labia

There are no reliable ways to reduce the size of your labia without surgery.  Although surgical reduction means an operation, labiaplasty has a high satisfaction rate.  Choose an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist and view as many before and after photos as you can. Ask many questions.  Best wishes.
Below is a fully-healed labiaplasty patient.

Francisco Canales, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Labia Minora Reduction without Labiaplasty?

At present, the only option for managing size asymmetry of the labia minora is reduction of the larger side by labiaplasty. Creams promoted on the internet frequently make claims that sound great, but unfortunately fail to deliver on their promises.

Can I reduce my labial size without Surgery?

Unfortunately, the answer is an unequivocal "no."  While you may find online any number of "snake oil salesmen" who are willing to take your money & promise you the moon, don't fall for it.  "You get what you pay pay for" in vulvo-vaginal plastics; there in nothing to substitute for a well-trained, careful, well- experienced surgeon.  Do your "due diligence."  Don't fall for false claims, and be careful of physicians who tell you "...Oh- I can do that..." but have none or very few of their own "before and after" photos and offer to do your surgery "under insurance" in a hospital under general anesthesia.  A well- experienced surgeon will usually work in his/her office or minor surgicenter under local (although "general" is available should you choose...)  Be prepared to travel is the ideal person is not available in your geographic area.  Jeez!  This is your own sensitive "lady parts-- don't take a chance on an unknown; it may be difficult or impossible to "fix" a botch!

A unilateral (1-side) labiaplasty is usually very successful in experienced hands. 

Very best of luck,

Michael P Goodman MD

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