Labia majora reduction surgery is performed for women who feel that their labia majora or hair bearing outer lips, are too bulky. The medical and sociologic reasons for labial reduction include the correction of labial damage occurred during childbirth, the elimination of pain and discomfort consequent to larger and enlarged labia, and for personal, aesthetic reasons, as cosmetic surgery.
This procedure is called Labiaplasty (plastic surgery of either the labia majora or the labia minora or both) of the external folds of skin surrounding the structures of the vulva. Labiaplasty reduces the size of one or both sets of labia in repairing the labia following the patient’s recovery from disease or injury.
In practice, labiaplasty is usually an outpatient surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. After surgery, the patient might experience some mild discomfort and variable inflammation of the tissues, which usually will subside and disappear within one to two weeks.
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