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The size of the labia minora in some women can be so pronounced that it not only causes local discomfort such as greater irritation, discomfort when dressing, exercising, sitting or performing personal hygiene, but it can seriously hinder sexual relations. . 


The latter is due to the fact that this excessive size sometimes makes the woman feel self-conscious with her partner by having to show him something that she considers to be unattractive from an aesthetic point of view and also due to the discomfort that can occur during penetration. However, the problems are not always related to the size of the lips and for this reason each case must be differentiated.

This anatomical alteration can be corrected by reducing the labia minora and making them symmetrical and with an appearance more in line with the image that the woman wants of them.

La cirugía vaginal es un procedimiento quirúrgico que afecta a la sexualidad de la mujer and that, therefore, it is not a simple cosmetic surgery, therefore it requires that it be done by a professional with true training and experience to assess the implications in each case .

The correction of the labia minora of the vulva is called labiaplasty. In it, excess tissue caused by hypertrophy or enlargement caused by other reasons is eliminated.

There seems to be a consensus when it comes to considering labia minora hypertrophy when they measure more than 2 cm in their transverse axis. Although this in many cases is not what makes surgery necessary, but rather the aesthetic need for the

woman, motivated by the desire to have a vulva according to her tastes. Sometimes they even feel ashamed that their partner sees that part of their body.


Aesthetic normality is determined by prevailing tastes at the time.

The fact that what the woman considers an abnormality, makes her feel uncomfortable or ashamed, may be a sufficient reason to perform the surgery. However, I am always in favor of a long conversation in which I show all the pros and cons and try to find other options. This is due to the fact that it is a very complicated area due to the large number of nerve endings it houses and can lead to later problems.


However, large labia minora usually cause a series of associated symptoms that are often decisive in making the decision.

  • They can cause discomfort when exercising, dryness and irritation from rubbing with underwear  by protruding a lot outside the older ones.

  • Some women feel discomfort when putting on a menstrual cup or menstrual cup.

  • During sexual intercourse, the labia minora enter the vagina, causing pain and embarrassment in front of your partner.

  • On some occasions, the problem reaches the point that the woman avoids wearing a swimsuit, for fear that her problem will be revealed.


It is very important that the surgeon, after exploring and assessing the physical circumstances of the lips, take into account the problems that cause the patient. Always trying to make sure that there is no less aggressive and therefore better solution.


The patient must always be informed of all the existing possibilities and even try to get her to calmly and unhurriedly assess all the alternatives.

On many occasions, women want to undergo surgery, without taking into account that it is an important operation and that in reality the inconveniences they suffer are relatively acceptable and do not justify going through an operating room.

A good professional always tries to get the patient to make his decisions, after being very well informed and explaining in detail all the possible complications.



Diferentes tipos de labios
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