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Labial Puff – Available As Day Patient Procedure

Labial puff, a cosmetic procedure that can give a more youthful look to the labia majora or outer lips of the vaginal area, is available through renowned surgeon Paul Banwell.

Also known as a labia fat transfer, the process is increasingly popular and is an option for many who want to add volume and improve contouring through female genital cosmetic surgery.

The surgery has little downtime and can typically be carried out as quick day patient appointment. Labial puff greatly improves aesthetic appearance, but also self-confidence and self-esteem by enhancing what was an area for concern.

Paul Banwell labia majora reduction

What is Labial Puff Surgery?

Labial puff is a form of fat transfer, whereby fat is taken from a graft site on the body and used to volume the target area.

The fat is usually taken from either the abdomen or outer thigh and then injected into the outer labia with microcannula.

The process is relatively straightforward for a top cosmetic surgeon such as Paul Banwell – the relative experience of the surgeon is important so choose wisely.

A surgeon as renowned as Paul Banwell would, for instance, tend to over correct, this is the knowledge that results will then settle down and so this over correction settles down to then leave the perfect, desired result.

A less experienced surgeon might make the initial correction too slight, and then the final results, as swelling settles down, would actually be underwhelming.

That is the risk with this sort of vaginal rejuvenation – not that there will be infection or a medical concern, more that the results by a lesser surgeon simply won’t provide the change sought.

Why Consider Labial Puff?

Many women are increasingly considering vaginal rejuvenation procedures for the labia majora and labia minora.

There is unlikely to be a medical need for labial puff, instead it is sought by those who have a desire to improve the appearance of this intimate area, perhaps to remove signs of ageing.

It is popular because it delivers noticeable results almost immediately, and, unlike temporary measures used by some such as fillers, the results can be close to permanent. 

Unlike with a non-surgical dermal filler such as desirable there is no need for repeat labia procedures every six months.

For anyone who wants stunning results, a more youthful labia majora then the vaginal rejuvenation can be beneficial.

The Labial Puff Process

Usually performed as a day case and under general anaesthetic, the fat graft procedure to enhance the labia majora is straightforward.

There are essentially two stages – the grafting and processing of the fat and then the insertion of this fat into the outer lips region.

The fat is harvested into syringes and then cleansed and prepared. 

Only a small amount can be injected at a time, but for subtle adjustments to create a labial puff this is not a concern.

Detailed Consultation

The vaginal rejuvenation really begins a stage earlier with the detailed consultation.

The consultation is always a vital step, this the chance for the prospective patient to outline their hopes for surgery and the results they are seeking.

It is also an opportunity to ensure they feel comfortable with the surgeon and have found someone with the level of qualification and experience they are looking for.

After the consultation, the prospective patient should be given a thorough, full quote and then given the time to consider this without obligation.

The Risks with Labia Majora Procedures 

Labial puff, as with other fat transfer procedures is considered a safe process where carried out via a trained professional surgeon.

There are rare, but potential risks associated with all surgery, these including wound infection and problems with general anaesthetic rather than local anaesthetic.

Some degree of swelling and bruising is common, and there can be a short term loss of sensation in the immediate area.

Specific risks for this form of gynaecology are that the results are not even, or that they are not as visible as desired – as mentioned, this is why a surgeon such as Paul Banwell would tend towards an initial over correction, which then naturally settles down.

The grafted fat need to develop a new blood supply in the recipient site, so there is always a slight risk that the results fail to last and a repeat procedure is required.

The likelihood of this would be discussed at a consultation.

Post-Surgery Recovery

A fat graft operation to perform labia majora augmentation is not one with a lengthy recovery period.

Typically, a short time may be required off work – between one and seven days. There will be a need to take it a little easy and exercise, especially strenuous exercise will need to be avoided.

Any pain can typically be managed with standard over the counter painkillers.

Labia Puff Costs

For this form of treatment, there are a few costs that make top the final fee.

There is the surgeon fee, in this case Paul Banwell, the hospital fee – this will vary depending on where you chose to have the surgery – and then there is a fee for the specialist services of the anaesthetist.

Paul Banwell works across multiple clinics, including the Banwell Clinic in East Grinstead, the Brighton Nuffield and further wonderful Nuffield facilities in Tunbridge Wells and Haywards Heath.

Mr Banwell also has a clinic in London’s famous Harley Street – this another option for the labial puff surgery.

The specific cost would vary depending on the nature of the surgery and the location – full details would be provided at consultation, and the costs at the various clinics could also be provided for comparison.

At the time of writing, prices start from around £3,000. When compared to the need for repeated treatments with filler injections such as desirable, this is likely to be highly competitive. 

Next Steps

To book a consultation with Mr Banwell, please call 01342 330302 or use our Contact Form. 

About Paul Banwell

Paul Banwell is an award-winning, internationally trained cosmetic surgeon with more than a decade’s experience.

Paul is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

You might also have seen Paul on TV or other media outlets – a pioneer and leading voice in the field of cosmetic surgery he is demand by major publishers and TV networks.

Mr Banwell explained to me exactly what he was going to do and made me feel at ease. The team were all friendly and made me feel very comfortable in the hospital. The scar on my forehead healed very quickly and I have full movement and feeling of my eyebrow. I would recommend Mr Banwell and his team because of the high standard of professional and personal care given to me.


Diane P.

I liked what was written about Mr Banwell and that he was a family man with lots of experience specialising in the operation I wanted. All my expectations were met and at my consultations any worried and questions were answered. I felt Mr Banwell took away any worries I had and has a very kind manner. I would recommend Mr Banwell and say that you are in a high standard of care and well looked after. I had an enjoyable time and was looked after in every way and Mr Banwell and his team are professional in every way.


Lynn A.

I am writing to let you know that I was very pleased with the recent surgery to remove several moles on my face, neck and back. The whole process was carried out very efficiently.  The mole on my face has almost completely disappeared already.  The post-operative information was most helpful, although the leaflet I was given varied slightly from your verbal instructions. However, you accurately told me what to expect.  I have no hesitation in recommending your work to other people.  The on site staff were all friendly and helpful throughout.


Pamela H.

My care was efficient and well taken care of, the outcome of my surgery couldn’t be more perfect, I’m so pleased. My surgery has given me a new found confidence in my body in a way I never thought I could feel.


Amelia P.

I have been treated by Mr Banwell for excision of a nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and approximately 20 forehead solar keratoses by Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). During this period I have received outstanding care and attention. He and his team are very friendly and efficient. His surgical skills are exceptional.

I am totally content with the outcome of the surgery and treatment of my conditions and would wholly recommend him and his team to others. In fact, I already have!


John H.

I am so happy with the results of my surgery.

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