Labia reduction – the most common procedure in intimate surgery by now.

Many women find enlarged labia unsightly. The dissatisfaction with one’s own body can be emotionally very stressful. Inhibitions in living out one’s own sexuality, which not infrequently lead to problems in a partnership, have a tremendous impact on well-being. To prevent this from happening in the first place, those affected often decide to have their labia corrected. The Reduction of the labia is the procedure most often performed in intimate surgery.

In addition to cosmetic considerations, there are a number of others, medically indicated reasons. If the labia minora protrude significantly beyond the labia majora, this can lead to dryness or pain during sports. In particular, problems can occur when cycling or riding and during sexual intercourse.

What causes the labia minora to become so enlarged?

As we age, the labia minora shrink. At the same time, the tissue of the labia minora slackens. In addition, a genetic disposition or the Birth of a child the reason for enlarged or asymmetrical labia be

Surgical methods of intimate surgery

The Lazy-S-Resection is the most commonly used method. It is associated with the least complications. The technique involves removal of part of the labia minora. The labia minora are enlarged, for example, by fat grafting.

Experienced surgeons often develop their own surgical methods, which are coordinated with the individual needs of the patient for each procedure.

Experienced Munich plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Martha Bernard takes a labia reduction approach that involves removing the protruding Labia are not only shortened. Tissue is also removed from the center. This produces a particularly natural result. The sensitivity in this particularly sensitive region is preserved.

What are the risks associated with surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, labia reduction carries risks. The wound may become infected. In rare cases, pronounced scars may form. Immediately after surgery, pain may occur during urination. They are caused by swelling and cramps in the urethral area.

About the Risks of the operation you will be fully informed by the surgeon you trust. You will receive all the details you need to make an independent, well-informed decision for or against the procedure.

Are the costs of labia reduction covered by health insurance?

If the procedure is solely or predominantly aesthetically motivated, the Costs As a rule, health insurance companies do not cover the costs. In the case of a medical indication, it is certainly possible for the costs to be covered. The health insurance companies always make a decision on a case-by-case basis.