One of Dr. Hutchinson’s most requested cosmetic surgeries is labiaplasty, a plastic surgery procedure of the labia designed to remove excess tissues, recontour the labia minora and majora, and reduce the clitoral hood. As a Fellowship trained, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hutchinson has the technical acumen, artistic eye, and proven skill to deliver personalized, elegant results.
What Causes These Issues?
Enlargement and protrusion of the labia minora — the smaller external skin lips on either side of the vagina — may cause pain, irritation, and embarrassment. This condition may be genetic or it may become more pronounced after childbirth, hormonal changes, or aging.
Colloquially referred to as “butterfly wings,” the labia minora may become thickened or pendulous or the two sides may be asymmetric. The degree of enlargement is variable, and it may involve the entire length of the labia or be limited to only a shorter segment.
In some women, the tissue overlying the clitoris (called the “clitoral hood”) may also become enlarged or excessive. For these patients, clitoral hood reduction can be performed concurrently with labiaplasty in order to produce a more harmonious appearance and contour to all anatomical parts in the area.