The main reason to avoid over reduction of the labia is to avoid a look where the vaginal opening is open even when the legs are spread and the other major risk with over resection is actually removing too many of the lymph channels within the tissue that evacuate swelling so you can end up with chronic swelling. The final reason to avoid over resection is to avoid nerve damage, especially near the area of the clitoris so how small the labia can become does depend a little bit on the patient's anatomy to begin with and also the surgical technique.

Labiaplasty Risks: Removing Too Much Skin

One major risk of labiaplasty is the removal of too much skin, and Dr. Dana Goldberg discusses what can happen if this occurs.