Skip to main content

Labia Majora Remodeling

Labia Majora Reduction to decrease the size of enlarged outer lips of the vagina

The outer lips of the vagina can be enlarged with excess skin or fat or both. The labia majora may be enlarged from birth, secondary to childbirth, or due to aging. This enlargement causes an embarrassing bulge in pants or swimsuits. In some cases, the large labia cause discomfort with clothes or sex or difficulties with hygiene.

Dr. Alter developed a new technique to reduce their size by removing a crescent shaped portion of each inner labium. He recently published this technique in the medical literature in the prestigious plastic surgery journal Aesthetic Surgery Journal. If skin excess is the problem, then only skin will be removed. In cases that have skin and fat excess, then both can be removed and contoured. Extreme care is used to create symmetrical labial. The incisions on each side are closed meticulously with sutures under the skin, so that there are no unsightly crosshatched scars. The scar is hidden in the concavity between the inner and outer labia. This surgery takes about one and a half hours.

The surgery is minor and is not very uncomfortable. It is performed in a fully accredited surgical center. General anesthesia is usually used, but sedation with local anesthesia is possible. The complication rate is extremely low. If you have a relatively sedate job, you can probably return to work in 3-4 days. I will see you on the day before surgery, and you can return home 2-3 days after the operation. You can resume sexual relations in about 6 weeks. None of my patients have complained of any loss of sensation or any decline in the ability to have orgasms.

The labia majora reduction (labioplasty) can be combined with other procedures such as a labia minora reduction, clitoropexy with clitoral hood reduction, or vaginal tightening.

Labia majora fat injections to increase the fullness of the outer lips of the vagina

Aging, weight loss, or heredity can cause loss of the youthful fullness of the labia majora. This is easily corrected by injecting fat taken from another area of the body. The procedure is minor and takes about an hour. Surgery is usually performed under sedation with local anesthesia. It can be done alone or in conjunction with another procedure. You can resume sexual relations in about two weeks.

Click Here to See Labia Majora Remodeling Before & After Photo Examples


As a best in class plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Alter provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the physician / patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in the world.

For more information about the surgeries we offer or to schedule a consultation with the board certified plastic surgeon, please contact either our Beverly Hills of New York City plastic surgery practice:

BEVERLY HILLS

416 N Bedford Dr, Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: (310) 275-5566

NEW YORK CITY

461 Park Ave South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 321-0749