For labia minora reduction, Dr. Lesavoyr performs a straightforward excision of the labia minora anterior edge contoured to the patient’s preference. The edges of the labia minora to be excised are marked in a symmetric fashion on both labia.
The excisions are tailored to remove more of the mucosal surface than the external squamous epithelium thereby making the scars more inconspicuous since they are placed on the medial (inside) surfaces of the labia. The excessive protuberant area is excised and the remaining edge is oversewn with a running suture. All sutures used are absorbable.
Post-operatively patients are given antibiotics and told to apply a significant amount of lubricant to the surgical site for 2-3 weeks.
They are instructed to refrain from sexual intercourse for 3-4 weeks. Complications include infection, hematoma, dehiscence. Hypertrophic scars are rare.