I'm Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler, a plastic surgeon. I'm gonna be talking about a condition that many women have and sometimes are uncomfortable, are embarrassed to talk to their physicians about. Some women have enlarged vaginal lips, particularly what we call the labia minora, the inner lips of the vagina. These can be too long, asymmetric, can cause discomfort with exercise or sexual activity or can cause embarrassment during intimacy.

For this problem, we have a surgical procedure called labioplasty. It's a fairly simple procedure with an easy recovery and it's easy to add this procedure onto other procedures such as an abdominoplasty or breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover.

Labioplasty is a simple procedure performed under general anesthesia for a woman's comfort. The procedure is done by trimming the excess skin off of the labia minora or the inner vaginal lips. Recovery is about one week and I ask patients to refrain from sexual activity for approximately six weeks. Many of my patients have been very happy with the results. They've reported improved comfort with exercise and sexual intercourse and improved self-confidence. For women who have this problem, there is a simple surgical procedure that can provide excellent results.

Labiaplasty Provides Increased Comfort and Self Confidence

A large or protruding labia minora can cause discomfort during exercise or when wearing regular clothes, and embarrassment or physical discomfort during sexual activity. Labiaplasty is the surgical reduction of the inner labia.