The inner labia are usually not visible from the outside as they are covered by the outer labia. In enlarged labia minora (hypertrophy) due to individual predisposition, or as a consequence of childbirths or of tissue sagging, these exceed the outer labia and can lead to aesthetic or functional disorders.
This can result in hygiene problems and annoying discomfort when wearing tight trousers, thongs or bikinis or when jogging, cycling or horseback riding. It can also lead to constraints in sexual intercourse.
Labial reduction is also one of the most common interventions of female genital plastic surgery at Park-Klink Birkenwerder/Berlin. An initial medical examination determines how much is to be removed and whether skin should also be removed from the clitoris. The operation is usually unproblematic and ensuing scars are hardly visible.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for a personal consultation. Our surgeons will review, explain in detail, and discuss your options regarding »labiaplasty« at Park-Klinik Birkenwerder/Berlin.
The labiaplasty procedure
The tissue that is considered to be “excess”, i.e. usually the part of the inner labia that is visible from the outside, is removed. At the end of the procedure, the wound is sutured with absorbable sutures. For a natural result, it is important to have a sufficiently elongated incision.
How long does labiaplasty take?
The surgical intervention takes approximately 45 minutes.
What are the complications that can occur in labiaplasty?
In labiaplasty, surgery is performed in an area colonized by bacteria. This is why infections can occur. Furthermore, if the shrinking of the scar is not sufficiently taken into account during surgery, feelings of pain and tension might be the consequence. This is disturbing for the patient, amongst other things during sexual intercourse. Somatosensory disorders can also develop. However, these complications are, all in all, very rare.
Do I need general anaesthesia for a labiaplasty and how long do I have to stay in hospital?
Do not hesitate to ask us for a sedative pill before labial reduction. It takes away your nervousness and anxiety and allows you to follow the intervention in a semi-somnolent state. Local anaesthesia is done with a cannula that is injected in each of the labia. You will hardly feel the injection.
Should you prefer a state of deep sleep for your operation, you can also undergo surgery under general anaesthesia. For this, some necessary examinations will have to be performed und you will discuss the anaesthesia with our anaesthetist the day before the intervention at the latest. Please bear in mind that general anaesthesia always bears its own additional risks. We advise you to plan a one-night stay at our Park-Klink Birkenwerder/Berlin after surgery, but it is also possible to undergo this kind of operation as in-office procedure.
Important information – after labiaplasty
The complete healing usually takes approximately 4 weeks. A properly performed intervention without complications will not cause any functional or sensory disorders. We recommend that you take antibiotics for at least 7 days and that you wear sanitary towels with disinfecting ointment. These (normal) sanitary towels will have to be changed several times per day. Regular showers are advisable but you should preferably not take any baths.
What are the expected costs of labiaplasty?
The costs for labiaplasty or labial reduction depend on the individual scope of services. For average prices, please refer to our price list.
about 45 minutes
from 1450 € incl. 19% VAT plus anesthesia
Local anesthesia or general anesthesia
Disinfectant ointment dressing should be changed several times a day for at least 1 week, regular showers, no full baths for four weeks, re-presentation if necessary, no stringing needed
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