Labiaplasty, also known as labia minora reduction or labial reduction, is a plastic surgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), the folds of skin surrounding the human vulva. There are two main reasons women want cosmetic genital surgery; those with a congenital condition such as intersex, or those who experience physical discomfort or who want to alter the appearance of their genitals. The size, color, and shape of the labia vary significantly and may change as a result of childbirth, accident, age or simply aesthetic reasons.
Labia reduction surgery is relatively contraindicated for women who have active gynecological disease, such as an infection or a malignancy. Women who have unrealistic aesthetic goals would be contraindicated as well.
Labial reduction can be performed under local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia either as a discrete single surgery or in conjunction with another gynecologic or cosmetic surgical procedure.
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