Labia reduction surgery

Well-shaped vulvar lips thanks to labia reduction surgery

Too large or too long labia may negatively affect a woman's life. They may disrupt sexual intercourse and be bothersome when wearing tight-fitting clothes. Besides aesthetic considerations, there may also be medical reasons for a labia reduction surgery. For example, riding a bike or a horse may be unbearable.

With age, the inner labia will grow bigger. And the outer labia will become smaller. Pregnancies, hormonal therapies, and weight gain may also affect the appearance and condition of the labia.

If the outer labia don't completely cover the inner labia anymore, they are no longer sufficiently protected. This may cause pains and irritations. A labia reduction surgery will open the women to new life feelings - for example, when she will be able to walk on the beach without concerns. After a labia reduction surgery, women will also feel freer to enjoy sexual intercourse.

Labia reduction - a completely safe surgery

For a reduction of the inner labia, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch removes the tissue in excess. The incisions will be closed using absorbable sutures. The corrective surgery of the labia may be performed as an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG in Zurich. The clinic, opened in 2017, is just a few steps away from Zürcher Bahnhofstrasse and welcomes its patient in a professional, and yet warm-hearting atmosphere.

Labia reduction surgery - what you need to know
  • Duration of the procedure

    The labia reduction surgery lasts approximately 60 minutes and may be performed as an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG.

  • Anesthesia

    In most cases, for a labia reduction surgery, a general anesthesia is advisable. In some cases, a local anesthesia may suffice.

  • Sick leave

    Approximately 3-4 days

  • Risks

    A labia reduction surgery may cause vaginal fungal infections. Postoperative hemorrhages, hematomas and swellings are also possible risks. A tearing of the sutures (dehiscence of the wound) may also occur.

  • Postoperative treatment

    The complete healing and subsiding of the swelling will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks. During this time, you should avoid practicing sports and having sexual intercourses.

  • Costs

    The costs may vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and will be agreed upon in advance. The price is inclusive of all services, such as the consultation, the surgery, the anesthesia, the medications, and the follow-up controls.

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