More and more women are bothered by protruding labia minora. They find them cosmetically disturbing or they cause problems in relationships or in certain sports such as cycling or horse riding.
The correction procedure involves removing the protruding part of the labia minora. This is very often combined with reduction or removal of the hood over the clitoris, which is often also highly developed and protrudes.
This operation is usually carried out with a local anaesthetic or under total intravenous anaesthesia.
The suture is a continuous stitch which is absorbed very quickly. After two weeks any remaining fragments of stitches are removed.
Of course this is an area that swells easily and bruising often occurs. If the hood over the clitoris is also removed, it may of course be sensitive when wearing tight clothing. This hypersensitivity disappears after a few weeks.