Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the inner and outer vaginal lips. For some women, this area can enlarge and begin to protrude over time, leading to embarrassment and physical discomfort. Labiaplasty restores the genital area to its original appearance by remove excess skin and tissue and creating a smoother contour. The procedure is performed at New York Group for Plastic Surgery, using a variety of techniques that allow us to customize surgery to the unique needs of each of our New York labiaplasty patients.
The vaginal opening consists of two sets of lips; the outer lips, which are referred to as the labia major, or the inner lips known as the labia minor. Either or both sets of lips may become elongated, due to genetics, childbirth or simply the aging process. The problem can occur at nearly any age, but is more common in women in their middle to later years of life to seek this procedure for both cosmetic and medical reasons.