Stephen McCulley, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. MBChb, FCS(SA)Plast, FRCS(plast)

Labial Surgery - correction of the labia is both simple and quick to recover from

Why Choose To Have Labial Surgery?
Labial problems can be a cause of embarrassment or discomfort to many woman of different ages. Although a common occurrence following childbirth, it can also be an issue in women without children as well as in younger women. The most common concern is an elongated or hanging labia, which can effect both sides or more commonly just one side. We understand this can cause embarrassment or discomfort, and as a result affect the relationship with a partner.

Procedure In Brief

Correction of the labia is both simple and reliable. Removal of the excess labia can create a more natural appearance and the patient will still be able to feel sensation after surgery. It will be almost impossible to see any scarring.

The ideal outcome is more a natural but tidy appearance to the labia with the labia minora touching and being slightly more prominent that the labia majora.

It is very important that some of the labia minora are left present so to avoid excess scarring or exposure of the vaginal entrance (Introitus). For the majority of patients this is a simple procedure with a fast recovery and almost immediate removal of that associated embarrassment and anxiety.

Medicines
A full medical history will be obtained before any surgery. As a precaution, do not take any over the counter medicines or herbal remedies prior to surgery or for 3 days following. Also avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and Voltarol based tablets. It would be useful to bring a list of any prescribed medications to your pre-op assessment.


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Recovering from Labial Surgery

The labial surgery is performed as a day-case operation. There will be some discomfort for the first few days but you will be able to walk and do most daily tasks. Exercise should be avoided for the first week and any sexual activity for 4 weeks.

It is very important to ensure the labial area is kept clean with regular washing, but patients should avoid soaps for the first week. The stitches are dissolvable and will therefore fall out by themselves.

Patients can experience a mild discomfort for a few months following surgery, but this is uncommon.

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Potential Complications With Labial Surgery

Problems with Labioplasty are infrequent. However there are always small risks as with any surgery. These include risk of bleeding, infection, scarring, altered sensation or discomfort.

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What does Labial Surgery cost?

Labiaplasty from £2,875

What Is Included In The Cost?
The prices listed are all inclusive and cover:

  • The pre-operative assessment and investigations
  • The operation
  • Hospital stay and any treatment required
  • All follow up (nursing and with Stephen McCulley) relating to your surgery
  • Any emergency problems or re-admissions relating to your surgery within the first year

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you'd like to see more then please view our frequently asked questions on Cosmetic Body Procedures!

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