Labiplasty Procedure The part of the female genital organ called the inner lip (labium minus) is normally not visible from the outside. However, if there are sagging and growth in this part, it causes a bulge in this area when wearing a bikini, swimwear, and tight clothing. Naturally, especially young girls are very uncomfortable with this situation. The operation to reduce this sagging is called labiaplasty.

  • Traumas
  • Genetic factors
  • Having a large number of births
  • Advancing age
  • Tears in the birth stage are the major reasons why women have the labiplasty surgery.

The physical necessity of labiaplasty surgery is the possibility of injury to the inner lips as a result of irritation in the small lips extending beyond the labia majora, and subsequent infection. It does not create a vital problem, but causes a constant state of uneasiness.

As a result, labiaplasty surgery is an operation performed to increase personal comfort. It does not require urgency as long as it does not cause a serious health problem. If you cannot wear comfortable clothes and experience frequent genital irritation and infections, you may also consider the operation.


The process of reshaping the labia minora should be specially planned for each woman. Trimming the excess edges of the labia minora may be the right method for some women. Wedge excision allows us to remove the excess tissues in the most protruding parts of the labia minora since there will be no seams on the outer edges of the labia minora. It is a method that we can preserve the pigmented (slightly dark-colored) natural appearance of the labia minora. Most women who undergo labiaplasty with this method heal so well that the incisions are barely visible.

For most patients, labiaplasty can be performed under local anesthesia. However, it can also be applied with sedation or general anesthesia in patients with fear and low pain threshold. Sagging problems, which usually occur as a result of the loosening of the labia, loss of tightness in the tissue after childbirth or aging, cause discomfort in women. Young girls who have never given birth may also have problems with abnormal size and sagging of the labia. This situation can shake a person’s self-confidence in sexual terms. Surgeons can solve the problems of patients by labiaplasty surgery.

When we say labiaplasty, we usually refer to the reshaping of the labia minora, which are the inner vaginal lips. The anatomy and shape of the genital areas may vary from woman to woman. That is not a disease, most of the time that is a normal variation. However, some women may be uncomfortable with the appearance or sensation of large and drooping labia minora, and of course, they have the right to correct this situation as they wish.

The recovery process after labiaplasty surgery is considered to be fast, but it is useful to be careful at first. You may need pain medication for the first few days. You should avoid strenuous exercise for 1-2 weeks. Generally, sexual activity can resume after about four weeks.

Labia Reconstruction

Inner Lip Reduction

Asymmetrical, sagging, and blackened condition in the inner lips can be recovered by Inner Lip Reduction surgery, which we call labiaplasty. The surgeon should make meticulous planning before the surgery and choose a natural-looking technique that will not cause loss of sensation in the woman. When the inner lip surgery is performed without using a correct technique, it may result in disappointment. Because the tissue used in the surgery is small, the chance of reformation of wrong operations is mostly not possible.

The most important issue is; while performing labiaplasty surgery, a complete external genital aesthetics should be targeted. Because after the sagging lips, which are the biggest problem to be seen, are reshaped, the less noticeable looseness around the clitoris and darkening of the skin folds begin to become apparent. For this purpose, when necessary, hudoplasty, aesthetics around the clitoris, should be performed together. It is important to avoid the incision lines that will cause loss of pleasure in the hudoplasty surgery.

Besides, In order not to experience the bad results of aesthetic operations, which are also subject to screens and social media from time to time, to do detailed research before surgery, to choose the right physician, to obtain information about the product to be used and to investigate its quality are the primary duties of citizens. The patient should know that there may always be problems in surgical or non-surgical aesthetic procedures. In addition to the responsibilities of the physician, the patients also have responsibilities. The patient should question everything very well. The doctor should also inform the patient about any possible complications. Sometimes situations that are not available to the physician or the patient may develop. These may be caused by anatomical problems, infections after surgery or procedures, or metabolic events related to the person herself.

What Is Labiaplasty Surgery?

Disadvantages and Risks

Vaginal aesthetic operations; no matter how successful and flawlessly it is applied, they are also an operation method. For this reason, there are risks specific to the surgery.

The better the attention and care of the patient in the postoperative period, the less the risk of experiencing any problems in the postoperative period, if she pays attention to the doctor’s recommendations and controls.

When vaginal aesthetics are performed by successful specialists, the risk is very low. However, there are generally risks that may arise:

  • bleeding,
  • risk of infection,
  • intestinal injuries,
  • pain in sexual intercourse as a result of excessive tightening of the vagina,
  • dissatisfaction after surgery

Dissatisfaction with the appearance after surgery is always a risk. It is valid for every plastic surgery, but technological opportunities have reduced this risk. Patients can see the postoperative image from the computer before the surgery and have an idea if they wish.

It should be known that there is a certain risk ratio specific to the surgery in all surgical procedures performed. Not to experience the risks in such surgeries or dissatisfaction with the post-operative appearance, the patient should consult to skilled and successful surgeons.