All women have labia minor and labia major and for most women, despite the natural variation is size and shape, there are no problems or issues. Some women, however, have extremely large labia minor which interfere with sexual intercourse, with wearing jeans or in some cases need to be “tucked up inside” to allow normal comfortable daily function. Other women have one labia minor that is completely normal yet have a discrepancy where the other side is greatly enlarged.
Surgery for labioplasty is generally performed in theatre but occasionally may be appropriately performed under local anaesthetic and medication in the consulting rooms. Patients go home the same day and the sutures are intra-dermal, hidden and dissolve naturally with time.
Any patient concerned about their labia is completely advised to see a specialist and get an option as to whether they would be suitable for surgery.
To book an appointment with Dr Sonya Jessup to discuss your fertility, gynaecological or surgical needs phone 1300 463 572 or contact us here.