Labial Hypertrophy

Labial Hypertrophy

About the Condition

A woman’s labium becomes enlarged over time for several reasons that may include childbirth, injury, genetics, or for no apparent reason. Young girls and young women can also have enlarged or elongated labia. Women with abnormal labia can suffer pain during intercourse, experience discomfort when performing everyday activities, or they may feel extremely self-conscious.


Labiaplasty involves surgically trimming the labial tissue. Special care is taken to remove only enough excess tissue to retain adequate laxity of stretchable tissue to allow for a smaller, but still natural-appearing labia.

Candidates who choose labiaplasty may do so for functional or aesthetic reasons and the procedure is frequently performed to reduce the size of one or both sets of labia.

Call to schedule a consultation with Dr. South to determine if this is a treatment for you.