Labia Reduction

Ageing, childbirth and genetics can cause irregular, large and stretched labia which can lead women to feel self-conscious. Whilst also an aesthetic concern, enlarged labia can be a physical hindrance during sports or even when wearing tight clothes. A labiaplasty, or labia reduction is a surgical procedure which aims to reshape and reduce the size of the inner lips of the vagina or outer lips of the vulva.



Op Time

2-3 hours

Hospital Stay

2 nights


4-6 weeks


Am I a suitable candidate for labiaplasty? 

Your suitability for surgery will be discussed fully during consultation, however if you have enlarged labia which impede sports or sexual activity and affect you in an emotionally negative way, you could be a suitable candidate for surgery.

What happens during a labiaplasty?

There are several different techniques which can be used to reshape or reduce the size of labia. The straight line reduction method involves excising a straight line from the labia minora (inner lips), leaving a scar on the leading edge of the labia. Alternatively, the edges can be trimmed using the wedge method which leaves scars across the minora eliminating the scars left by the straight line method.

What should I expect after having labiaplasty surgery?

High impact activities (particularly sports like horse riding or cycling) and sexual intercourse should be avoided for up to six weeks. Spotting is to be expected so it is advisable to wear a sanitary towel for as long as you feel necessary following treatment. Mild discomfort, swelling and bruising will subside approximately seven days after surgery.

Make an enquiry

To make an enquiry or request an appointment, you can fill out the enquiry form with details of your request.

You can also contact Mr Mackey's Practice Manager, Michele on 01342 887 540 or email


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01342 887 540


01342 887 540


© 2021 Mackey Surgery Ltd Company No. 09463704