Q&A: Does labia reduction affect childbirth?

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i am not very confident with the appearance of my lips. everything inside is perfect, it just seems like the other appearance is sagging and bulges out from the lips them selves. i have never been pregnant and have not had children, is this something that i can correct without it affecting childbirth or should i want until after?

- Christina


Howard Heppe, M.D.  - LocateADoc.com

Thank you for your interest in Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.  The answer to your question is yes. This a surgical procedure called a labia reduction that is easily performed and will not affect childbirth.   We offer complimentary cosmetic consultations and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options.  On the day of your consult you will be given a quote for the procedure(s) that interest you.  Please call the office and we will assist you with scheduling an appointment.

--Howard Heppe, M.D.
Fredericksburg, VA


H. Christopher Coley, MD  - LocateADoc.com

I am assuming that you are referring to the inner tissue or labia minora.  It is not uncommon to have some excess tissue there that can be uncomfortable with certain activities and even more visible in certain clothing.  There is a non surgical method to shrink some of this tissue, depending on the severity.  Otherwise, surgical correction, called labiaplasty, may be performed to reduce the excess tissue.  I hope this information helps!  If you would like to look into one of these options further, please call the office and schedule a private consultation.

--H. Christopher Coley, MD
Greensboro, NC

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