24th of July 2013

Labial Reduction Surgery – Who can I talk to?

Let’s face it. Labial Reduction Surgery or Labiaplasty is a difficult subject to talk about.

Having an issue – whether it is discomfort and chaffing or concerns about appearances can be very embarrassing. Many young women don’t know who to turn to in order to openly and rationally talk about their concerns. The issues and fears then seem to get bigger and problems of self-consciousness and loss of confidence often follow.

Usually, the inner labia (inner lips) are tucked inside the outer labia. Usually there is not much “overhang” when standing up. Problems can arise when the inner lips are too long or too big and protrude outside the outer lips’

The most common symptoms are:

  • Embarrassment
  • Feeling that you are not “normal”
  • Discomfort and chaffing
  • Discomfort during exercise
  • Having to adjust yourself to get comfortable
  • Bulkiness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Excessive swelling after intercourse.

Let me reassure you – there is a wide range of ‘normal’.

However, if you do suffer regularly from these symptoms, labial reduction surgery (labioplasty) is a very effective way to fix the problem.

Often you can talk to friends or family about the problem, but unless someone has walked in your shoes, it can be very difficult for them to understand what you are going through.

They often think it is trivial when it is not. Likewise, your GP or Gynaecologist may not know a great deal about the procedure.

My advice is – see an expert. A specialist who is dedicated to the surgery, who has done hundreds of these procedures and can listen to you, assess you and advise you.

Call my office for a confidential appointment. There is a solution.