Labia Majora Plasty Rejuvenation

What is a labia majora plasty?

A reshaping of the majora is very different from sculpting the minora. They are very different anatomical structures.   The majora are the outer hair-bearing folds to the outside of the minora.

See our pages here on this site which discuss the labia minora.  When the labia majora are too large/lax or hang down, patients may feel discomfort or embarrassment from their exposure in swim wear.

The majora can be reduced under local anesthesia or general anesthesia (if the patient prefers).  Oral sedation can also be used.

The surgical procedure involves a removal of a “football shaped” vertical crescent of skin along the inner edge of the majora. The size or “width” of the excision depends upon the amount of excess skin present. Sutures which dissolve are used to close the skin. All surgical procedures have a certain degree of risk for bleeding after surgery, infection, scar, and over or under resection. Some patients have so much loose skin that only surgical removal of the extra skin will provide a satisfactory result. In some cases a “puff” fat graft will suffice. In others may be performed.

Patients receive a prescription for pain medical if they choose to use it. Cold packs and Sitz baths also provide comfort. Most swelling is reduced within a week and patients may return to work. All wounds require at least 6 months until the final healing takes place.

Tampon wearing and sexual intercourse may resume after a period of roughly six weeks.

A smaller and tighter labia majora is the result. Drooping of the area upon standing can be corrected.