Labiaplasty in London

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Procedure time

1 to 2 Hours

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Overnight stay

0 to 1 Night

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Anaesthetic

Local with Sedation or General

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Recovery time

6 Months

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Though labia come in countless shapes and sizes, all of them healthy and normal, some people nevertheless decide that they’d prefer a different look, and opt for labiaplasty. During this procedure, the surgeon can remove excess skin and tissue from the labia minora, or inner lips. This typically gives a smaller, more “tucked in” appearance. Understandably, you’ll want a surgeon you can trust to perform this procedure with care. A Medbelle surgeon is highly trained and will be able to walk you through the procedure, step by step.

Choose Medbelle for Your Labiaplasty in London

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Medbelle Surgeons

When you undertake labiaplasty at any Medbelle clinic you can be assured that you’re working with some of the very best surgeons London has to offer. Our fully qualified surgeons are trained in the UK and BAAPS/BAPRAS members with at least 10 years of experience as plastic surgeons. They are motivated to ensure you receive the highest quality care and current procedures within the field of labiaplasty, providing expert advice and support every step of the way.

Our Labiaplasty surgeons in London

Adam Topping

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  • Active teacher of future plastic surgeons due to his extensive career as a consultant
  • Published extensively in the field of plastic surgery with numerous TV appearances

"Adam has appeared twice in Channel 4 programme ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ where he performed breast reduction surgery."

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Richard Baker

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  • Expert in the minimisation of scarring when treating patients
  • Published 16+ research papers in highly-regarded medical journals

"Richard Baker is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery, correction of abnormalities in children and cosmetic surgery."

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Tania Cubison

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  • Received the McGregor Gold Medal in her FRCS(Plast) exam among other prestigious awards
  • Appeared on National TV as part of BBC's "NHS in a Day" for Burns and Amputee care

"Miss Tania Cubison is one of a very small number of female plastic surgeons in the South East of England."

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Medbelle Locations in London

Our London clinics boast the ultimate in patient care facilities, providing you with everything you need to prepare for, and recover from, your labiaplasty procedure. Every Medbelle location has staff that are fully committed to your complete satisfaction, safety, and comfort. If you’re considering a labiaplasty procedure for yourself, our London clinics will provide you with the discretion and professionalism you would expect from world-leading hospitals.

Featured Medbelle Locations in London

The London Wellbeck Hospital has been providing an exceptionally high standard of care for over 90 years. Registered with The Care Quality Commission, and employing some of the most sought after cosmetic surgeons in London, you can be confident that The Wellbeck is the ideal location for your labiaplasty surgery.

Highgate Private Hospital prides itself on modern, state-of-the-art facilities within one of London’s most famous suburbs. With continued investment in the latest medical technology, and working with over 200 of London’s most experienced consultants, Highgate Private Hospital provides everything you need for a successful labiaplasty procedure.

CosmeSurge remains one of London’s best-kept secrets in cosmetic surgery. CosmeSurge is renowned for its discrete and personal service based in its beautiful boutique environment in central London. Their expert surgeons and friendly staff will ensure a world-class experience from start to finish.

Your Labiaplasty in London

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Labiaplasty, also known as a “designer vagina” procedure, is a common and straightforward cosmetic surgical procedure where the labia (lips) of the vagina are reshaped or reduced in size. Whilst it is important to note that there is no “normal” labia size, some women find that larger labia can cause discomfort during exercise or sex, or cause self-consciousness when wearing close-fitting clothing like leggings or swimsuits.

Labiaplasty is carried out with either a local or sedative anaesthetic. You will typically not need to remain in hospital overnight, though in some cases an overnight stay may be required.

There are two main types of procedure. The simple Trim or Strip method involves using a scalpel or laser to trim away the edges of the labia. It’s best suited for women wanting to remove long, uneven edges.

The Wedge method involves removing a V-shaped wedge from the labia and joining the two remaining sections. This creates a more natural look post-surgery whilst achieving the same reduction outcomes as the Trim or Strip method.

In all cases, your surgeon will discuss your individual needs with you and help you decide the right process to help you achieve your desired outcome.

You will likely not need to stay in hospital overnight after your surgery.

While you will notice results immediately after surgery, the full aesthetic results of your procedure may not be visible until 6 months after surgery as swelling goes down completely and scars to settle and heal.

London Labiaplasty: Frequently Asked Questions

It’s important to thoroughly research a procedure before making your decision. We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions to help you better understand what to expect when it comes to labiaplasty.

  • Will labiaplasty result in any visible scarring?

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    In all cases, scarring from labiaplasty should be very minimal. This is particularly the case with the Wedge method. Our expert surgeons will ensure any incisions fold naturally into the creasing of the skin, resulting in a natural look post-surgery.

  • How long will it take me to recover from labiaplasty?

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    While you will typically be able to go home on the day of your surgery, some procedures will require an overnight stay. Once you’re home you should avoid sports or sex for 8-10 weeks to allow your labia to heal. The sutures (stitches) used in your surgery will dissolve on their own.

  • Is labiaplasty recovery painful?

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    You will be given either a local or sedative anaesthetic depending on the exact nature of your procedure and the advice of your surgeon. In either case, you won’t feel anything during the procedure.

    So long as you avoid activities that cause friction (e.g. exercise or sex) after your surgery, you should find that your recovery involves very little discomfort.

  • Will I experience any reduced sensitivity following my labiaplasty procedure?

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    Many women are understandably concerned about reduced sensation in this area, but you can rest assured that the treatment will not affect your sensitivity in any way. You’ll initially experience some numbing in the areas where the surgical incisions are made. This will reduce in time.

    As with all aspects of labiaplasty, please don’t hesitate to discuss any concerns with your surgeon.

Our London Hospitals

The London Welbeck Hospital

I am very pleased with the treatment at LWH; this put me at ease for the procedure and set me up for a good recovery.All medical staff has been very accommodating and caring. Thank you.

Cadogan Clinic

All the staff at the Cadogan Clinic were lovely and took very good care of me. I have felt in safe hands every step of the way and highly recommend to anyone.

Reviews

Highly recommend medbelle and particularly Sarah. She was brilliant throughout, easy to contact, answered all my questions and was great at chec… read more
Danielle , 27/05/19