Although most women don’t talk about it, feeling uncomfortable and insecure about your labia is not uncommon. The team at TCSI has expertise in safe and simple labiaplasty procedures that take about 15 minutes and do not require general anesthesia. For women, who feel anxious about having this procedure done awake, we also offer full anesthesia options.
As one of the leading experts on labiaplasty in Canada, Dr. Makerewich and her team of expert surgeons have performed countless labiaplasty procedures and has taught procedure techniques to plastic surgeons from around the world.
Labiaplasty, although rarely spoken of, is one of the most googled cosmetic surgery procedures. This quick and simple procedure very effectively addresses the various concerns that some women have about their labia. Women may choose to have a labiaplasty performed by the team for the following reasons:
Labiaplasty is a relatively simple surgical procedure that reduces the size of the inner labia (labia minora). For many women who dislike the appearance of their labia, or who experience discomfort because of excessive labia tissue, this procedure can improve physical and emotional comfort. The surgery typically takes around 15-30 minutes to perform, and most patients experience a quick and easy recovery, returning to work within a day or two.
Deciding if you would like to have labiaplasty surgery is an important decision that our surgical team at TCSI can help you to make. The Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute is a supportive and safe environment in which many women undergo labiaplasty surgery and achieve great results.
If you are insecure about the appearance of your labia, or you experience discomfort because of the size or shape of your labia, you could be a good candidate for labiaplasty.
Many women experience physical discomfort or are uncomfortable with the appearance of longer labia minora (inner labia). Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that changes the shape and size of the labia in order to create a more symmetrical and tucked-in aesthetic and improved comfort. Most commonly a labiaplasty addresses the length of the labia minora (inner labia), however on occasion a labiaplasty can address the labia majora (outer labia) as well. There are a number of different labia reduction techniques that can be performed depending on the requirements of the patient. The technique that is right for you will be discussed at your consultation.
The Trim Technique is the type of labiaplasty most commonly performed by the team. During this procedure, a longitudinal section of the excess labia is removed in order to reduce the labia to an optimum length, creating a symmetrical shape. This is the most favoured labiaplasty technique as it has low complication rates that make recovery and healing a simple process for patients and the scars heal beautifully.
The Wedge Technique minimizes scarring and produces very natural looking results, while maintaining the natural tissue border of the inner labia. This procedure is suitable for patients whose excess labia tissue only involves a small portion of the inner labia.
The Z-Plasty labiaplasty is a variation of the Wedge Technique. The indications and contra-indications for this surgical procedure are identical to those of the Wedge method. With this procedure, patients maintain a natural labia edge and can achieve a modest change in labial length.
This procedure has been designed to maintain a completely natural looking labia and to preserve your capacity for sexual sensation. This procedure produces very little scarring but does have very limited applications and is only used in certain circumstances.
The first step in deciding whether a labiaplasty is right for you is to book a consultation with the team. At the clinic, we understand that considering surgery on your labia is a sensitive topic so we have created an atmosphere that is friendly, safe, and completely private. One way we do this is by having a female nurse attend your consultation.
In your private consultation, the team will discuss your unique anatomy, and examine you in order to determine which kind of labiaplasty will produce the best results. Factors that will be taken into consideration include the current size and shape of your labia, the results you wish to achieve, any functional problems you currently experience, and your preferred recovery period. Our cosmetic procedures are all personalized so that you achieve the results that you desire.
The team will be able to answer absolutely any questions or concerns that you have about the procedure, the results, and whether this cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you.
Before and after photos are one of the most crucial parts of any cosmetic surgery website, as it helps you to get an idea of the quality of the work that we perform.
Although we have many before and after images of labiaplasty results (we perform more labiaplasty surgeries than most clinics in Canada), due to the sensitive nature of this procedure we do not share these images online. During your in person consultation, you will be able to view our full gallery of before and after photos to view our quality of work and better understand the results that can be achieved.
Undergoing labiaplasty can have extremely positive effects for patients. Our patients have experienced improved self-confidence, increased physical comfort, and improved sexual experiences because of reduced anxiety about their labia appearance.
Costs will be adjusted according to anesthetic used and potential customization to the procedure.
Your recovery depends greatly on the particular procedure. In most cases it is quick and patients are back to work within 1-2 days - occasionally additional time away from work may be required. We will provide you with a special pre and post-operative package that will give you all the information you need on how to have a safe and quick recovery.
After labiaplasty surgery, you will have bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort in the groin area. Swelling and bruising will be most noticeable after the first day and will slowly subside over a period of 2 - 3 weeks. Some spotting after labia reduction is normal and should stop after a few days. Your stitches will be dissolvable and will not need to be physically removed. It will take 3 months for the labia to heal completely.
1 - 2 Days
Sexual Intercourse - 6 Weeks Post-op
Although complications following Labia Reduction are infrequent; the following may occur:
Wound Healing the labia are a delicate and moist area, and occasionally a small wound may open up at the surgical site. This generally heals well on its own with no significant change in the final result
Bleeding requiring follow up care
Asymmetry although symmetry is always the goal, perfect symmetry is never possible
Infection is rare but may occur and treatment with antibiotics and/or drainage may be required. In rare instances surgery may be required for severe infection.
Removal of prominent labia may make the clitoris and the clitoral hood more noticeable.
Numbness of the skin over treated areas may persist for months. Localized areas of numbness or increased sensitivity may be permanent in rare instances.
Objectionable scarring is rare because of the thin and delicate nature of labial tissue, but scar formation is possible.
Dizziness may occur during the first week following Labia Reduction surgery particularly upon rising from a lying or sitting position. If this occurs, extreme caution may be exercised while walking. Do not drive a car if dizziness is present.
Deep Venous Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism and Fat Embolism may occur. If left untreated they may be fatal.
Anybody undergoing cosmetic surgery will have some questions and concerns about the procedure. The team is always available to talk through any of the concerns that you might have.
If you are insecure about the appearance of your labia, or you experience discomfort because of the size or shape of your labia, you could well be a good candidate for labiaplasty.
A labiaplasty surgical procedure typically takes around 15 – 30 minutes to perform.
Your recovery depends greatly on the particular procedure. In most cases it is quick and patients are back to work within 1-2 days – occasionally additional time away from work may be required. We will provide you with a special pre and post-operative package that will give you all the information you need on how to have a safe and quick recovery.
There is nothing you need to do physically to prepare for labiaplasty aside from smoking cessation and stopping any herbal supplements two weeks prior to your surgery. You should, however, be very mindful of exactly you want to achieve from the surgery in order to achieve the best results. In your consultation with the team, you will have the opportunity to discuss your surgical goals.
After labiaplasty surgery, you will have bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort in the groin area. Swelling and bruising will be most noticeable after the first day and will slowly subside over a period of 2 to 3 weeks. Some spotting after labia reduction is normal and should stop after a few days. Your stitches will be dissolvable and will not need to be physically removed. It will 3 months for the labia to heal completely.
You should avoid sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.
If you have large labia minora which causes you discomfort during sexual intercourse, then labia reduction surgery may help to improve your comfort levels and sexual pleasure. A labiaplasty should not otherwise impact sexual function.
Yes, there will be some scarring, but the team will do everything to ensure that the scars are well hidden and as minimal as possible. Scars will also fade over time and the labiaplasty scars in particular tend to heal well. After 3 months it will be very difficult if at all possible for the average person to see the labiaplasty scars.
As with all surgical procedures, there are general risks involved with labiaplasty. With regards to labial reduction, there are special considerations that need to be taken into account. These include bleeding, infection, and breaking of the stitches which may lead to the opening of your wounds. Labiaplasty is, however, a very routine procedure, and complications are very rare.
Once you reduce the size of the labia, it is very difficult to recreate it, and so you should be completely sure that you desire this surgery before committing to it.
Inner Labiaplasty – $ 3,800+
Outer Labiaplasty – $ 4,800+