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What is a labiaplasty?

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Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the shape or size of the inner and outer lips of the vaginal opening. It is commonly performed for both medical and cosmetic reasons and in the hands of a plastic surgeon as skilled as Anca Breahna patient satisfaction rates for this surgery are high.

What is ‘normal’ anyway?

Every woman’s labia is different.

The labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia) come in all shapes and sizes and a degree of asymmetry is completely normal. The size and shape of your labia minora are determined by your genes but ageing and childbirth may affect their shape or size too.

However, if you are dissatisfied with your labia for aesthetic reasons or they are causing discomfort during sexual intimacy or physical activities you could consult Miss Breahna to see if a labiaplasty could help you.

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Reasons to consider labiaplasty surgery

The consequences of having a large amount of excess tissue in the vaginal area can be profound even resulting in psychological distress and medical issues.

It is possible for both the labia majora and labia minora to protrude to such a degree that they are visible through tight clothes, especially sports clothing and leggings. Unsurprisingly this can have a negative effect on self-confidence and body image.

Women with this amount of excess tissue may also experience physical discomfort during everyday activities. Sexual intercourse may be uncomfortable and physical activity like horse riding, cycling or running can cause irritation.

Enlarged labia may harbour bacteria and can make you more susceptible to recurrent urinary tract infections.

A labiaplasty procedure may provide relief from physical symptoms and can significantly improve the appearance of the labia.

What happens during labia reduction surgery?

Plastic surgery to remodel the labia minora and labia majora is uncomplicated in Anca Breahna’s skilled hands. She usually performs this as an outpatient procedure under local anaesthetic. A labiaplasty typically takes about an hour.

Miss Breahna uses two labiaplasty techniques to remove unwanted tissue. The first is a straight incision and trimming of the labial tissue. The alternative is the wedge procedure during which a V-shaped incision is made to remove excess length from the labia.

Whichever method is used, Miss Breahna always ensures that the fine scars left after surgery are barely visible and that they are positioned away from the edge of the labia where they could cause irritation.

The appropriate technique for your surgery will depend on your unique anatomy and will be explained at your consultation with Miss Breahna.

Recovering from plastic surgery to the labia

You will experience some discomfort in your genital area after this surgical procedure but simple pain relief will be sufficient to reduce pain and sensitivity in the first few days after surgery. As with all surgery, labial reduction can cause minor bleeding and swelling.

It is important to support your body’s healing process and rest for a while before you resume your normal routine. Although labiaplasty is a straightforward cosmetic procedure, Anca Breahna still advises her patients to take up to a fortnight off work and to refrain from driving for the same amount of time. Complete recovery may take between four to six weeks. Sexual intimacy should be comfortable after about four weeks. You can return to the gym after six weeks.

Why choose Anca Breahna for your labial surgery?

Miss Breahna is one of only a handful of female plastic surgeons offering labiaplasty. As a woman, she understands the feminine perspective and how you feel about your body. As an experienced surgeon, she can offer you a surgical procedure that will improve your body image and that could resolve discomfort in your vaginal area.

You can find out more about Miss Breahna here.

How do I find out more?

Anca Breahna is always happy to meet you to discuss whether labiaplasty is appropriate for you. Why not use our contact form to arrange an obligation-free consultation? 

Further Reading about Labia Procedures with Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna



The Anca Breahna Clinic
The Grosvenor Hospital
Wrexham Road
Chester CH4 7QP

Tel: 07538 012918

Arriving by car

From the west

Take the A55 to junction 58, turning onto the A483 towards Chester. After just a couple more miles, the Grosvenor Hospital will be signposted to the right.

From the East

From the East, head towards Chester, typically on the A51 or A54, depending on whether you are to the north or south of the city.

Either way, you will come to the A55, the North Wales Expressway. Follow this until junction 38, then take the third exit off the roundabout and follow signs for Chester. The Grosvenor Hospital is then just two miles further along, located on the right.

Arriving by public transport

Chester has a train station with connections across the North West of England, including a direct line from Manchester. The Grosvenor Hospital is a short taxi journey away from the station.

Alternatively, walk to Railway Station S4 bus stop. Take a bus to Wrexham, which passes the Grosvenor Hospital within around seven minutes. The hospital is a two-minute walk from the bus stop.

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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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