Cosmetic gynecologic procedures are an extremely common and highly sought after procedure. Whether concerns regarding the labia resulted from post-pregnancy changes of the body or have been present since puberty, labiaplasty is a procedure that is much more simple and quick than you would imagine. Women may be born with a large labia or may develop excess skin with childbirth or age. A thick or large labia may prevent women from wearing certain clothes such as bathing suits, tight shorts, and pants. Constant contact or friction from clothing can also result in irritated, tender skin. This excess skin can also be a source of discomfort, making biking and exercising uncomfortable for women.
Labiaplasty involves the surgical removal of excess skin from the labia majora, the lips on both sides of the vulva and/or labia minora, the lips at the entrance of the vagina. Labiaplasty does not tighten the entrance to the vagina. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia in one of our fully accredited operating rooms and takes approximately 45 minutes. Following the procedure, most patients are quickly back to their normal routine and activities.
To find out if labiaplasty is right for you, please contact our knowledgeable staff at our Oakville office, between Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario. If you are ready to schedule a consultation, Dr. Julie Khanna is able to provide her patients with all of the information that they will need to make the most informed decision.