The wedge and trim methods are the two most common approaches to the labiaplasty procedure. The Wedge method is much more common because it preserves the normal contour of the labia, while making sure to not be too aggressive and remove too much. The Trim method is more aggressive and can lead to too much tissue being removed if the surgeon is not thoughtful and careful. The vast majority of my labiaplasty procedures are performed with the wedge method. The downside is that the darker coloration is still present and there is sometimes a transition between the lighter and darker color of the labia minora.
1. Am I a candidate for this surgery and why?
2. What technique do you use (wedge and de-epithelialization is the safest and indicated in most all cases)?
3. Show me photos and tell me about your level of experience.
Bonus: show me reviews of labiaplasty patients!
Is this normal? I am a 15 year old girl. The left side of my labia is very big and stretchy and the right side is small and isn't very big at all. What could this be from?
It's the way you were born. Everyone is a little different, and even in the same person, two sides of the body are often different from one another. Breasts are classically very different from right to left. So too with labia. If it is bothersome to you, you can have a small procedure called a labiaplasty. This removes a small amount of tissue from one or both labia. Find a plastic surgeon with experience in this area.
It's common to have tears of the labia during childbirth, and sometimes they aren't noticed due to the swelling in the area.
It is very reasonable to have this repaired, and it may become bothersome not only physically, but functionally with intercourse, as women have described to me. Find a plastic surgeon with experience in this area to have an exam and evaluation.