It is very common for women to have concerns about the size, shape, or definition of their labia (the inner and outer folds that sit either side of the vagina). An oversized or irregularly shaped labia is very common.

This condition can develop after childbirth (where the labia is stretched but does not return to normal size), natural ageing (the labia can become loose or saggy) or it can be completely natural (many women are born with an oversized labia).

Irrespective of the cause, enlarged labia can lead to insecurity and loss of confidence.

There have been many studies which show that labia vary enormously in size, but it is possibly that your own perception of your labia which is most important. When I see patients for a Consultation, I will carry out a detailed assessment of the labia, and advise you about whether you have enlarged

Although many women are too embarrassed to raise the issue with a surgeon, the good news is that an effective, straightforward solution exists to correct this condition and can be treated discreetly.

Frequently Asked Questions

We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.

An oversized or irregularly shaped labia is very common and large labia can often interfere with cycling, working out, wearing tight fitting clothes and may cause discomfort during sexual intercourse. Many woman now opt to have a quick and straightforward procedure to dramatically reduce its size and to help enhance their confidence and lifestyle.

An oversized or irregularly shaped labia is very common and large labia can often interfere with cycling, working out, wearing tight fitting clothes and may cause discomfort during sexual intercourse. Many woman now opt to have a quick and straightforward procedure to dramatically reduce its size and to help enhance their confidence and lifestyle.

A labiaplasty can be carried out using either a general anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic with sedation.The procedure involves shortening or reshaping the vaginal lips. The unwanted tissue is cut away with a scalpel, and the loose edge will be stitched up with fine, dissolvable stitches. The whole procedure takes about one to two hours and patient is able to go home the same day.

Any risks are the same as with any other surgical procedure that involves a general anaesthetic if this is what you choose to have.  Apart from possible bleeding and infection which is not common, there are no specific risks to be concerned about but your surgeon will explain the labiaplasty procedure to you in detail at your consultation.

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What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have. 

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

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Mr. Nick Morris
Mr. Nick Morris

Gynaecologist

A leading independent obstetrician and gynaecologist, specialising in all areas of gynaecology, perineum and pelvic floor repair and vaginal rejuvenation

Mr. Nick Parkhouse
Mr. Nick Parkhouse

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon specialising in the treatment of scarring and disfigurement. He is well known for his natural rhinoplasty results

Mr. Garrick Georgeu
Mr. Garrick Georgeu

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon with an Aesthetic Surgical degree, specialising in all types of breast surgery, facial surgery, and body contouring