Plastische chirurgie Genk

Labia correction

For some women, the inner ('small') labia are larger than the outer ('large') labia. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, this can cause a lot of physical nuisance and even persistent burden and irritation in daily life, including cycling, sports, horseback riding, and wearing certain clothing. It can also lead to insecurity when showering or having sexual contacts.

We can solve this problem by means of a labia correction or labiaplasty. During this procedure under local anaesthetic, the inner labia (labia minora) are restored to a 'normal' size by reducing/removing the excess skin. The skin is sutured with self-dissolving sutures that do not need to be removed afterwards.


  • You do not need to be fasting for this procedure under local anaesthesia.
  • Timely smoking cessation is very important to prevent wound healing problems.
  • When taking blood thinners, you should stop them in time. Be sure to discuss this with the surgeon during the consultation.

Postoperative course

  • You should avoid vigorous exercise, sports and sexual activity for two weeks.
  • Daily hygiene with thorough rinsing of the wounds is very important.

Possible complications

As with any surgery, this procedure carries a risk of bleeding, infection or impaired wound healing. The scars after a labia correction heal relatively quickly and well, yet good hygiene is necessary.