Labia minora reduction
It is not uncommon for a woman to complain of functional issues with their labia minora due to discomfort/rubbing or chaffing in underwear, tight clothes, gym kit or indeed issues with physical exercise (including sexual intercourse, yoga, cycling, horseriding and aerobics). Some girls may also feel unhappy with the appearance of the inner lips of their vagina, or labia minora. It can be embarrassing and as a result patients may seek medical advice from doctors for not only functional reasons but also aesthetic (appearance) reasons too.
As with other problem areas, any feelings of discomfort can have adverse effects on self confidence and personal relationships. In such instances, labiaplasty (labia reduction treatment / labia reduction surgery) may help, especially if the lips are asymmetrical or particularly long and large. More rarely, some girls may have poorly developed or small labia and in such cases there is also an augmentation procedure performed by surgeons.
Labia minora or inner lips that overly protrude may make a grown or teenage woman overly self-conscious about their bodies and can often cause much physical discomfort when wearing bathing suits, tight shorts or underwear, or when exercising on a bicycle where excessive rubbing may occur. Labiaplasty is an operation which best sculpts the overly long lips to a more satisfactory size. This, on average, leads to a more hygienic as well as aesthetic labia.
Mr Banwell will always reassure you that your anatomy
Mr Banwell, the Consultant Cosmetic surgeon with clinics in East Grinstead, Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Haywards Heath and London has a specialist interest in labiaplasty surgery, labia reduction, labial reduction and female genital surgery. He has been a BAAPS spokesperson on this subject and is currently conducting research where the safety, psychology and techniques of labiaplasty surgery are the focus. For further information please do contact his office and you will receive confidential, supportive and discreet help from his staff. Please phone 01342 330302.