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The Benefits of Labiaplasty


Jul 03rd 2020

Most people are familiar with cosmetic surgery procedures that focus on enhancements to the face or breasts or that involve overall body contouring. But many women have a more private concern that can be difficult to discuss—they are unhappy with the appearance of their labia. Large, hanging, and often darkly pigmented vaginal tissue can cause discomfort, affect their personal relationships, and cause self-confidence issues.

Thankfully, the low-risk and simple labiaplasty procedure is soaring in popularity and helps women boost their self-esteem, reduce pain, and regain a more youthful appearance. If you’ve experienced irritating pulling, tugging, or pinching of your labia or are embarrassed by the way your vaginal area looks during intimacy or while wearing tight clothing like a bathing suit or yoga plants, you may be a good candidate for labia plastic surgery.


What is Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty, involves decreasing the size or altering the shape of the labia minora, the inner lips on both sides of the vagina, to give it a more “tucked in” appearance. In some cases, it can also include sculpting the labia majora, or outer lips, or trimming the clitoral hood.

Patients find comfort in knowing the procedure comes with a low risk of infection and causes only minimal scarring that’s no longer visible after a few months. Mild post-procedure pain and swelling lasts a few days and can be controlled with over-the-counter medications.

How to find a labiaplasty cosmetic surgeon

Of course, with such a confidential procedure, it’s very important to find a plastic surgeon you trust, who values safety, and who has a personal familiarity with the female anatomy. Most women feel more comfortable talking with a female doctor.

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How to find a labiaplasty cosmetic surgeon

At Kitto Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kitto prides herself on offering highly individualized attention to all patients considering labiaplasty because each surgery is unique, she says, and every patient has her own important goals and expectations.

During an in-depth consultation, Dr. Kitto can answer any questions about labia plastic surgery and also discuss some of the unknown benefits, such as:


Labia minora reduction reduces worries about the appearance of a woman’s most intimate area. This major increase in self-confidence removes inhibitions and anxiety and leads to improved intimacy and healthier sexual relationships. It also diminishes feelings of embarrassment or worries about a visible bulge when wearing tight clothing.

A Symmetrical Look

Often, the two labia can look different in shape, size and color. Additionally, the labia minora may be larger or longer than the labia majora. Even though this is normal for the labia to be asymmetrical, women may experience emotional discomfort due to the appearance of their labia.

A labiaplasty procedure can alleviate those concerns by removing the excess labial tissue.

Pain Management

When the labia minora hangs below the outer lips, pain and discomfort can be a legitimate problem, especially during sex, exercise (such as bike riding), and other everyday activities.

The lips can become twisted, tucked inside, chafed, or generally distressed. Removing the excess skin can help tremendously and restore an active lifestyle.

If you have been considering a labiaplasty procedure and are interested in learning more, stop hesitating. It’s time to make your self-confidence a priority and discover if it’s the right choice for you.

To set up a Consultation Appointment with Dr. Kitto, Call Kitto Plastic Surgery at 804-294-1777.

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