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Labia Reduction

Labiaplasty Procedure

Enlarged labia minora is often a cause of embarrassment and discomfort. This condition can affect both younger and older women.

Labiaplasty procedure can be safely performed to reduce the size of the labia minora by making the labia smaller, thinner, more comfortable, and very natural-looking. Doing so can help to improve both a woman’s appearance and self-esteem. There should be no change in sensitivity following surgery.

Candidate for Labiaplasty Procedure

The best candidates are healthy non-smokers who have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind. At the time of your consultation, your goals, the procedure, the routine postoperative healing process will all be explained in detail and all of your questions will be answered. Your medical history will be reviewed to ensure you are a healthy candidate for surgery.

The Labiaplasty Procedure

There are numerous surgical methods to reduce the size of the labia. Labiaplasty is a highly individualized procedure and is based on your anatomy and the goals you wish to achieve. The labia are contoured by using surgical techniques to create a natural, pleasing shape and contour. Sensitivity of the labia is preserved and scarring is virtually undetectable after complete healing.

Labiaplasty procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, takes 1 hour to perform, and is done under sedation. It can be done in the office under local anesthesia & oral sedation if desired.

After Surgery

Your labia may be swollen, bruised, and sore for several weeks following surgery. The application of an ice pack on for 20 minutes then off for 20 minutes for the first 24 hours helps reduce swelling. Any remaining swelling will resolve over the next 4-6 weeks. Antibiotic ointment should be placed on your incision several times a day for the first week following surgery.

The sutures dissolve over the next few weeks. You may shower every day. Physical and sexual activity or tight clothing which places significant pressure on the surgical area should be avoided for 6 weeks. Change of sensation is unlikely. Most patients find that the benefits of the labiaplasty results are long-lasting even as they age, thus creating a positive image and self-esteem.

The best way to determine if you are good candidate for the labiaplasty procedure is to schedule a consultation. You will learn the reasonable expectations for the goals you wish to achieve.

Labiaplasty, also known as a labia reduction, is a wonderful procedure that reduces the excess skin from the labia. This procedure is usually performed for not only aesthetic reasons but also for hygienic reasons. More women are seeking to have this done as part of a Mommy Makeover package or simply to improve the appearance of the labia folds. Young ladies that are dancers or gymnasts are also interested in labia reduction. This can be an embarrassing issue but can easily be addressed in less than an hour with the help of Dr. Lynam.

Vaginal rejuvenation is becoming the fastest growing procedure in our practice. Dr. Lynam and his team of nurses take great pride in knowing that they are helping to make a difference for the Richmond and surrounding community of women bothered by this sensitive area.


There are two types of techniques used to achieve the desired results. The first technique is called the “wedge”. The wedge labiaplasty technique will reduce what you currently have (in regards to the amount of tissue) and making it smaller. This is a great way to reduce the overall size of the labia. The second technique, and more popular technique, is call the “trim” method. The trim method will not only reduce the overall size but can address the darker pigmented area surrounding the tissue. This method will allow Dr. Lynam to reduce the labia greater than the “wedge” technique.

At Richmond Surgical Arts, we understand that this is a sensitive subject and area to discuss. Our goal is to provide you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere during the consultation and the surgery process. Dr. Lynam has helped several women achieve their desired results by performing labiaplasties in our Richmond, Virginia office under a local anesthetic. If you are more comfortable having your procedure under anesthesia, the surgery can be performed at Stony Point Surgery Center. The use of a sanitary pad is recommended for the first several days during your healing time. Tampons may be used for menstrual cycles.

Downtime for a labiaplasty is typically a few days of rest. Most patients can return to work in about 3 to 5 days while exercising can be resumed in about a week with caution. Sexual intercourse and riding a bicycle may be resumed after two full months. Once sexually active, it is important to be gentle for an additional month.

“I’m very content with the results of Dr. Lynam’s surgery. I reccommend him to anyone intersted in Labia Reduction.”
– Labia Reduction Patient

Labia Reduction

Before Labiaplasty Procedure
After Labiaplasty Procedure


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