Contact No. 07767 728108Email: info@choiceaesthetics.ukGet In Touch
Choice Aesthetics

Labiaplasty Surgery - London, Surrey and Kent

Posted on
July 22, 2021
by
Choice Aesthetics

What is a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty (or ‘labial reduction’) is a surgical procedure that reduces the size the inner vaginal skin flaps, the labia minora.

 

What are the reasons for having a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is becoming an increasingly popular procedure. There are many reasons why you may want to have labial reduction surgery:

1.    Feeling self-conscious when intimate with your partner or when doing activities such as swimming or going to the gym where you may feel your labia are showing through tight clothing.

2.    The large labia can feel uncomfortable when wearing tight clothing or doing activities such as horse riding.

3.    There may be asymmetry of the labia minora skin flaps and you would prefer to have them more symmetrical.

 

Do I need to be put to sleep for labial reduction surgery?

Labiaplasty surgery can be done under either local or general anaesthetic but either way, you will be able to go home the same day. It is up to you to decide what you are more comfortable with. Some prefer a general anaesthetic so they are not aware of what is happening during the operation. If you decide to stay awake during the surgery, then you will require a local anaesthetic injection directly into the labia to numb the area.  

 

How is labiaplasty performed?

The excess labia minora is removed either as a wedge or vertical linear excision. The wedge excision aims to avoid a large linear scar on the leading edge of the labia which may be sensitive in some patients. Miss Tadiparthi uses the vertical edge excision technique as it can resect the excess labia minora more accurately. Once the excess is removed, the wound is closed with absorbable sutures.

 

What are the risks of labiaplasty surgery?

Every surgical procedure has potential risks and you should be aware of these before proceeding. Firstly, there will be a permanent scar on the front of both labia. The scars are often heal well and are hardly visible after surgery. Other potential complications, although uncommon include bleeding, wound infection, delayed wound healing, over or under removal of the labial flaps and minor asymmetry of the labia. If you are a smoker, it is important that you stop smoking a few weeks ahead of the surgery to minimise any wound healing problems and promote good healing.

 

What is the aftercare and recovery following labiaplasty surgery?

Following surgery, you will need to wear a clean sanitary pad for a few days to catch any oozing of tissue fluid and blood. Gentle cleansing of the area during daily shower time is recommended. An antibiotic-based ointment will need to be applied to the wound twice daily for 2 to 3 weeks till fully healed. Then moisturise the wound. Some patients find it easier to sit on a donut or semi-circular cushion to relieve any pressure on the labia for the first 2-3 weeks. Tight underwear and tight clothing as well as sexual intercourse should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks.

You may need 7 to 10 days off work until the discomfort settles, although you should be able to work from home the day after surgery. Driving should be possible 2 weeks after surgery.

 

How much does a labiaplasty cost?

The cost of labiaplasty surgery (which includes all your aftercare) under local anaesthetic starts from £3750.00 and from £3995.00 under general anaesthetic. The cost of surgery varies depending on the amount of excess tissue (skin +/- fat) to be removed, if you have had previous surgery, if you prefer to have a general anaesthetic and the hospital where you choose to have surgery.

 

Where can I get more information?

For more detailed information on labial reduction surgery, please view our labiaplasty patient leaflet and view our procedure page.

CONTACT US

Recent Posts

Testimonials

I had a mini tummy tuck and Sujatha has done exactly what I asked of her.  I felt comfortable trusted her right from our first meeting. The communication has been fantastic. My scar is really neat and tidy compared to other scars I have seen on the Internet. Honestly, I couldn't be happier with the results.

Mini tummy tuck / mini abdominoplasty patient, July 2021.

Verified ★★★★★ review on Google, Top Doctors and iwantgreatcare

I couldn’t recommend Miss Tadiparthi enough! She is fantastic, she has so much knowledge and has a lovely way of putting you completely at ease.

Breast Augmentation Patient, June 2021.

Verified ★★★★★ review on iwantgreatcare

I wish now I hadn’t waited so long…. everything about the procedure was as good as it could have been, and better than I could have imagined. This was high class, speedy treatment ….  at a very reasonable cost …. I recommend Miss Tadiparthi, who was easy to speak to, very understanding and did a superb job ….

Lipoma Removal Patient, June 2021

Verified ★★★★★ review on iwantgreatcare

I have had a great journey and extremely happy with the results. Su Tadipathi immediately puts you at ease, gives her full attention throughout and hands-on care during your healing process. She is truly a caring individual and together with her team provide all her patients with exceptional attentiveness.

Abdominoplasty patient, April 2021

Verified ★★★★★ review on Google, Top Doctors and iwantgreatcare

I had a Labiaplasty with Miss Tadiparthi. I was made to feel very comfortable and Miss Tadiparthi was extremely professional ... Communication was very good and helpful. I recovered very quickly with minimal pain and no complications. You cannot see any scars ... I should have done it years ago!

Labiaplasty patient, April 2021

Verified ★★★★★ review on iwantgreatcare

I had many consultations, but the surgeon that was best by far was Miss Tadiparthi. She has a lovely manner…. from consultation -through surgery-and after care she and her team make you feel welcome and cared for.

Breast Reduction, November 2020

Verified ★★★★★ review on iwantgreatcare

Miss Tadiparthi was very informative at all stages of the process. Very knowledgeable and empathic throughout. A very professional service and made to feel at ease at all times. Very pleased with the results so thank you very much.

Split Earlobe Repair, September 2020

Verified ★★★★★ review on iwantgreatcare

Very impressed with my experience from start to finish. Miss Tadiparti was friendly, helpful and fully explained my options. I have been very pleased with the results of the treatment and it has made a big difference to my confidence.

Mole Removal, September 2020

Verified ★★★★★ review on Top Doctors

I am absolutely delighted with the results. The scar is hardly visible and perfectly hidden in the wrinkle line. Very professional service and approach throughout the whole procedure. I would unreservedly recommend Miss Tadiparthi’s practice.

Lipoma Removal, September 2020

Verified ★★★★★ review on Top Doctors

Su Tadiparthi was very professional. I was extremely nervous about the procedure…. I went back twice to see Su to be reassured on measurements, size etc without being forced into anything. I love my new natural look. Thank you...

Mastopexy with implants, Dec 2016

Verified ★★★★★ review on Trust Pilot

I can't stop thanking Miss Tadiparthi for the tremendous change she has made to my life. Now I look in the mirror and I smile. The result is great, I feel fantastic, my self-confidence is through the roof… Miss Su Tadiparthi is a special person. Thank you ….You are the best!

Abdominoplasty & mastopexy, 2016

Verified ★★★★★ review on Trust Pilot