Labioplasty is a procedure that many women are choosing to undergo as a way to enhance the appearance of their genitalia. Labioplasty helps reduce the size of the inner lips of the vulva. For many women, elongated inner lips can cause women to feel self-conscious when wearing thongs, skimpy bikini bottoms or underwear. Prominent labia can even affect everyday activities; and in some cases, it can even interfere with sexual activity.
The labioplasty procedure is performed under twilight anesthesia, combined with local anesthesia, so that no discomfort is felt. The recovery period for labioplasty is relatively short. After the procedure, there may be 5-10 days of discomfort; full recovery usually takes 2-3 weeks.