Labiaplasty Minora.

what is a labiaplasty procedure?

Labiaplasty in Cincinnati OH

Labia Minora refer to the smaller, inner vaginal lips. Labiaplasty is an elective, cosmetic surgery for the removal of excess, often uneven Labia Minora tissue that cause chronic irritation, rubbing or discomfort during sexual intercourse. Most women chose Labiaplasty to improve the aesthetic appearance of the vulva.

Labiaplasty is a relatively simple procedure which can improve both the appearance and function of the female labia. It is a procedure which offers a comforting solution to unsightly or uncomfortably enlarged or elongated labia majora or labia minora.

what can you expect from a labiaplasty surgery?


Through this elective, cosmetic procedure you can expect:

  • Sculpting the labia to a different size and evenness
  • Reducing self-consciousness while increasing sexual self-esteem
  • Increased comfort in fitted clothing, during physical and sexual activity
  • Repairing the effects of childbirth and the aging process

Labiaplasty is typically performed with local anesthesia and oral sedation; IV sedation is also available if preferred in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite. Dr. Brenner has refined the in-office Labiaplasty using the Dermoelectroporation (DEP) device, a unique technology developed to help physicians deliver drugs (like numbing medication) effectively and painlessly inside the skin without the use of needle and microtumescent anesthesia. This procedure takes approximately 60 minutes to perform.

Procedure Details

What it treats
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Discomfort during exercise
  • A bulge in tight clothing
  • Self Conscious
  • Rubbing & Irritation
Procedure time
  • 1-2 hours
Side Effects
  • Swelling
  • Avoid tampons for one cycle
Recovery Time
  • 3-4 days on bed rest
  • Pain medications
  • 6-8 week full recovery

why does our labia enlarge?

One in three women have longer than average labia. Many women are born with enlarged labia or experience changes in the appearance of their labia as they age. The greatest factor in elongated labia is genetics, as well as aging, pregnancy, childbirth, and gravity

how does a labiaplasty work?

Dr. Brenner has refined her technique to safely reduce the size of the labia majora by excising a crescent shaped portion of the inner portion of the labia majora. The scar is hidden in the crease between the inner and outer labia. Labiaplasty is done in the office under local anesthesia.

dr.brenner takes a unique approach to labiaplasty

Dr. Brenner is able to offer a straight edge technique (linear excision) with the Ellman Surgitron. The Surgitron is a unique instrument in that it has a cool tip, so thermal damage to the underlying tissue is able to be minimized or eliminated. The Surgitron is unparalleled in its finesse and no-touch technique. The Ellman Surgitron provides superior precision and cutting (compared to a scalpel), less thermal injury than a laser, thereby promoting faster and less painful healing.


All sutures used in Labiaplasty are self-dissolvable and disappear within 6 weeks. This scar is often not seen at all. Individual or interrupted sutures are used. Many other surgeons use a running technique to save time, this leads to a scalloped appearance to the incision line. Dr. Brenner’s technique does not involve a “wedge resection” which has a 10 to 20% chance of wound breakdown.

3 Labiaplasty Minora Procedure Options
Rim Labiaplasty Barbie Labiaplasty Hybrid Labiaplasty

The RIM look is the most common appearance patients obtain with labial surgery worldwide. The goal with the RIM is to gain symmetry and remove large labia. It is the most conservative in that just the excess bulging or “dark rim” is removed. Precise labial reduction leaves a smaller rim of Labia Minora above the level of the Labia Major (larger lips) to reduce its prominence, give the patient a more natural look, and increase patient comfort. It is the most conservative of Dr. Brenner’s Labiaplasty techniques and the most common choice for teenagers.

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The Barbie look is the most aggressive reduction of the Labia Minora to the point of complete excision of the Labia Minora. It leaves a refined look and eliminates the pulling and tugging sensations women often encounter. A Clitoral Hood Reduction is almost always recommended when the Barbie Labiaplasty is performed.

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The Hybrid look combines the RIM and Barbie to leave a very fine, petite, natural looking hint of a rim around the vaginal opening. Less labia than a RIM look and more than a Barbie look. Approximately 1 cm of Labia Minora remains below the Labia Majora. A Clitoral Hood Reduction is often recommended when the Hybrid Labiaplasty is performed.

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Can Labiaplasty Minora be combined with other vaginal rejuvenation surgeries?

Absolutely, this procedure is often performed in combination with other types of cosmetic surgery such as Labiaplasty Majora, Clitoral Hood Reduction, Vaginoplasty and Perineoplasty. Labiaplasty may also be combined with the O-Shot® or other gynecologic procedures, such as MyFlow® or MyControl®.

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