Would like a labiaplasty, they’re too large

Dr. Reed,  My labia are too large I think.  Speaking about the labia minora and clitoral hood.. Can they be reduced fairly easily, and how much down time will I have.  Natalie

Dear Natalie,

We certainly have done a lot of labial reduction, and regardless of whom you select, very important to have the excessive labia to be pre-marked with a plastic surgery marking pen before any anesthesia is injected for your approval. Once local anesthesia is injected the anatomy is distorted. “Everything is swollen” and the end result could be removing too much.

Please look at our web-site for some before and after labiaplasty pictures

Labial reduction (also known as labiaplastylabia minora reduction is a procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), the folds of skin surrounding the human vulva. The primary reasons include chaffing, unsightly appearance, irritation, hygienic issues, prominent bulging in tight fitting clothes, asymmetry, scrotalization of tissue, and your perception their appearance does not fall within a normal range.

Fee starting at $2,000 for labiaplasty surgery.

An incision takes about 7 to 8 weeks to regain full tensile strength, so I would propose no sex until then.  We make choose to apply a compression dressing to minimize bruising.  If we do, you’ll need a catheter for about 3 days.  Then when the dressing is removed along with the catheter, you’ll be able to shower and void as before.  In you work in an office environment I would think you could be back on the job with a ring pillow in about 4 days.  If you sit on your incision line, you may split it.  So ring ;pillow please whenever you are sitting for about 3 to 4 weeks.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Transgender Surgery Miami

2/1 - Genetic female labiaplasty, Pre-op             3/1 PRE

Before Labiaplasty Picture              After Labiaplasty and Clitoral Hood Reduction Picture


4/1 - Pre-op (note scrotalization of labia majora).                  4/4 - Post Op (scrotal labia trimmed, labia minora refined, clitoris reduced).

Before Labiaplasty Picture              After Labiaplasty and Clitoral Hood Reduction Picture

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