Labia Surgery Overview

Many women have uneven and/or prominent labia that can be problematic from both a cosmetic and functional standpoint. Redundant skin can result in irritation with exercise or sexual activity and can occasionally present problems with hygiene. Labiaplasty is a common procedure that corrects these issues and enables a woman to feel more confident and comfortable with her body.

The Labiaplasty Procedure

Usually the procedure is performed under sedation or “twilight” anesthesia and occasionally under a light general anesthesia. Excess skin and tissue is removed, shaped, and contoured to correct the problems that each individual has.


Typically patients experience very little pain or discomfort which is easily controlled with pain medication. Usually patients can return to work by 3 – 5 days depending on the activity level. Sexual activity and exercise can usually resume by 3 weeks depending on the complexity of the procedure.