Labia reduction: outpatient or inpatient?


The intimate area is often a delicate subject. Whereby it is important that every person feels comfortable with this area of his body and therefore with himself. Some women suffer from having too long or too large labia minora. That is, they protrude above the labia minora and are clearly visible. The causes of this can be hormonal or genetic. Most affected women find the enlarged labia minora to be Blemish. They do not look nice and often they are also disturbing in sexual life and sports. Not infrequently, the women suffer from Pain and a lack of self-confidence.

The function of the labia

Normally, the labia minora cover the entrance to the vagina to protect it from drying out and to prevent foreign bodies and pathogens from entering. The inner labia, also called labia minora, are normally covered by the outer ones. They extend from the mons pubis toward the anus and surround the clitoris. The labia minora are equivalent to the foreskin of the penis. Certainly, the idea of a beautiful intimate area varies from woman to woman. But the most common is the natural variant, where the labia minora are hidden behind the outer ones.

Nowadays, the modern trend of full intimate shaving reveals enlarged inner labia. Women, who have been affected by the Ideal image beautifully shaped inner labia enclosed by well-formed, firm outer labia, often suffer from their variation of their genitals. Thereby such shaping is also natural, mostly caused by tissue weakness, for genetic reasons, by hormonal influences or also age-related..

Visual reasons aside, enlarged labia can be physical discomfort bring with it physical discomfort. For example, many affected women complain of pain during sports or when wearing tight clothing. Large labia minora can also be bothersome or even painful during sexual intercourse. Surgical correction can provide the solution to these problems.

Labia reduction – usually on an outpatient basis

In order to give affected women a normal body feeling and self-confidence and to take away pain, a reduction of the labia minora is quite reasonable. Here, the protruding labia are not shortened. Tissue is removed from the center, because the enlargement usually affects the entire length. This means that all sections must be corrected if the overall appearance is to be harmonious and aesthetically pleasing.

The delicate surface of the labia remains unharmed and there is no scarring. The goal is to achieve the most natural-looking result possible. Usually the Outpatient procedure and under Local Anesthesia is performed. Nerves are blocked in the process. If desired, general anesthesia or twilight sleep is also possible, but these may involve a longer stay in the clinic. After the so-called Labiaplasty, the Labiaplastypatients are fully fit for everyday life again after about five days, but must refrain from pressure, sports and sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.

Why a discreet, individual consultation is so important

Discretion is crucial in labiaplasty. At Dr. Bernard in Munich, such a consultation can take place understandingly from woman to woman. When it comes to the technique used, not only is a great deal of experience important, but also finesse and care. Dr. Bernard brings this high level of experience with her. Together with the patient, she determines all the desired changes during the preliminary consultation. The operation usually involves little bleeding and is gentle on the tissue, which is why it is performed on an outpatient basis.