Labiaplasty with Clitoral Hood Reduction
If you have an enlarged labia, you may experience chronic irritation and discomfort from rubbing and friction of the labia or clitoral hood, especially during exercise. Tight pants irritate an enlarged labia. Finding a bathing suit bottom that hides the labia is at times difficult. The part of the labia that extends upward forms the clitoral hood or clitoral prepuce. An overly enlarged clitoral hood can interfere with clitoral stimulation during sex.
At your consultation, we will discuss your symptoms and come up with a plan for the labiaplasty based on your unique labia and your desired outcome. The goal of the labiaplasty is to leave you with naturally appearing thin labia that are even in size.
Your labiaplasty will be performed safely in the office, which keeps cost down while providing a soothing and comforting environment.
Before the procedure, medications are taken for pain control and relaxation. In addition, a patient-controlled, inhaled analgesic is administered and a topical anesthetic is applied to numb the labia so that you will be comfortable during the procedure.
The trimming technique is used to reduce the linear portion of the thickened darker skin extending from the opening of the vagina to the clitoral hood. The skin where the clitoral hood meets the labia is then reduced with a wedge technique. This is called a clitoral hood reduction and is the most delicate part of the procedure. It is essential in achieving a natural transition from the clitoral hood to the labia. If the clitoris itself is bulging or drooping, the clitoris is lifted and the bulge is reduced with a clitoropexy.
We recommend taking around a week off work following the procedure.