During this surgery, the vulva’s inner lips are reduced so that they are symmetric and do not protrude beyond the outer lips (labia majora). Most of the patients Dr. Aguirre treats complain of pain during activities such as sex, bike or horseback riding, and exercise. This surgery can relieve these symptoms. Some patients choose this procedure to improve their image. Labia minora reduction is done with general or local anesthesia, and the goal is to get the most natural result possible. In many patients this may be performed in the office without an I.V.
The procedure is performed carefully so that the opening of the urethra and clitoris are not affected, and so that the labia is not reduced too much. This procedure improves the physical and sexual comfort the patient feels. Any scarring is minimal, usually only seen by a trained eye, and sensitivity is not affected. Surgery can not treat or cause any relational and psychological results of vaginal dysfunction. This surgery is called Laser Reduction Labiaplasty, labioplasty, labiaplasty, labia reduction surgery, labial reduction surgery, and vulvar surgery.