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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