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Labia reduction for more well-being

Preserving your privacy: a conversation from woman to woman.

Die Funktion der inneren Schamlippen besteht darin, die Scheide vor einer Austrocknung zu schützen und den Harnfluss zu steuern. Um diese Funktion zu erfüllen, müssen die kleinen Schamlippen mindestens 10 mm breit sein. Wie für jedes Körpermerkmal (z.B. Körpergröße, Körpergewicht usw.) gibt es auch im Intimbereich Unterschiede von Frau zu Frau, die keinen Krankheitswert haben. Jedoch können große Schamlippen in bestimmten Fällen auch zu einer Beeinträchtigung im Alltag und zu einer psychischen Belastung führen. Beschwerden beim Geschlechtsverkehr, beim Tragen enger Kleidung und Bademode oder bei sportlichen Aktivitäten können durch eine Schamlippenkorrektur (Labioplastik) erfolgreich behandelt werden.

Opt for smaller labia and a discomfort-free life:

  • enge Klamotten ohne Abdrücke tragen
  • sich nackt wieder wohlfühlen
  • keine Unbehagen bei sportlichen Aktivitäten
  • mehr Spaß beim Geschlechtsverkehr


In addition to medical reasons, some patients self-determinedly wish to improve their appearance and decide to undergo aesthetic plastic surgery and thus labiaplasty. The desire for intimate surgery is discussed in a professional and individual consultation and the complaints are analyzed. Discretion and respect for privacy are a matter of course for us. Careful planning takes place before all interventions.

What is labia reduction and how does it work?

The average width of the inner labia is two centimeters, measured from the midline to the edge. The average length of the labia minora is six centimeters. Small and symmetrical labia minora are a feature of youthfulness and beauty of the female vulva. The causes of enlargement of the labia minora are unknown. These labia majora are divided according to the protrusion of the labia minora in relation to the labia majora. With labia majora, a prominent clitoral hood is often found. In the case of labia reduction, the disturbing protrusion of the labia minora is removed under local anesthesia and, if desired, under sedation (twilight sleep). Within the scope of this intimate surgery, together with the labia reduction, a correction of the labia is often performed with regard to the desired symmetry. The goal is to balance them out and achieve an optimal result. The clitoral mantle is also tightened in the process. The most common techniques of labia reduction are edge resection, wedge resection, Z-plasty (Z-plasty), deepithelialization and W-plasty. For labiaplasty, the surgeon tailors the techniques individually to the needs and wishes of the woman concerned in order to achieve the desired image of reduction as well as a harmonious and optimal result.

1. edge resection 2. wedge resection

Labia reduction facts

OP duration 45 minutes
Anesthesia Fast recovery surgery / twilight sleep / general anesthesia
Hospital stay Outpatient
Costs to the price calculator
Aftercare 6 weeks
Thread Traction Self-dissolving threads
Fit for society after 5-7 days
Supplements or alternatives Clitoris mantle lift

How is labia reduction performed?

Step 1: Preparation

Each labiaplasty is carefully prepared. The surgeon, assistant, anesthesiologist and the surgical nurses are a well-established team and specialists in aesthetic plastic surgery. Nevertheless, at the appointment, everyone routinely checks several times to make sure that all necessary precautions have been taken for your maximum safety. Only when the checklist is complete can the procedure begin.

If you have a twilight sleep, you will be given medication to reduce your anxiety and decrease your sensitivity to pain. The surgeon will apply a local anesthetic cream so you will not feel the local anesthetic injection before the labiaplasty. Within five to ten minutes, the surgical areas are numb, ensuring a pain-free procedure. The application of a long-acting local anesthetic ensures that you will have no discomfort even after the surgical correction. If you are not already deeply asleep, you will at most feel that something is happening on the surface of your body.

Step 2: OP procedure

For detailed vision and maximum precision, Dr. Santos Stahl operates with magnifying glasses. The experienced specialist and surgeon draws on the excess tissue to achieve exact symmetry. The injected adrenaline-anesthetic solution (tumescent technique) prevents bruising and ensures the best visibility. These are the basic requirements for gentle (atraumatic) surgery. The marked tissue is removed with great care. In the final step of the method, the surgeon scleroses the smallest vessels and closes the edges with fine self-dissolving sutures. As a rule, these dissolve after about three weeks. Every step of the correction is performed with a steady hand, a lot of sensitivity and perfectionism.

The duration of surgery is relatively short, so the outpatient procedure lasts only about 45 minutes. Immediately after the operation, you will be continuously monitored by an experienced specialist in a recovery room. You will be able to drink something and, if you tolerate it well, also eat something after you have fully awakened. You will be assisted by our nursing staff when you go to the toilet for the first time. Before you leave the practice, control appointments will be made and the behavioral measures will be discussed with you in detail. You will be given a comprehensive written report and a telephone number. The surgeon is available 24 hours a day in case of emergency.

Step 3: After the procedure

Before, after and even during the surgical procedure, you can watch movies or your favorite shows with virtual reality glasses. This is for good reason, because it’s not only entertaining: the distraction has also been shown to reduce pain sensitivity.

What are the benefits of labia reduction?

  • Intimate surgery can meet women’s cosmetic and functional needs and improve patient well-being.
  • After cosmetic surgery for the intimate area, patients report increased attractiveness and sexual satisfaction.
  • Several studies show that appropriate and correctly performed labiaplasty results in increased sexual arousal, more frequent intercourse, and stronger as well as more frequent orgasms.
  • The scar between the inner and outer labia is barely visible in most cases.
  • The operation can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.

See for yourself: Before and after pictures of a labia reduction in Saarbrücken

To learn more about the possibility of viewing before and after photos of labia surgery, visit our before and after pictures page now.

Why should you have a labia reduction in Saarbrücken?

Brazil has been the undisputed leader in aesthetic surgery for decades and is considered the cradle of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Santos Stahl completed her residency in Brazil with top-notch surgeons. Later she acquired the German and the European specialist qualification. Dr. Santos Stahl has also expanded her spectrum and knowledge with the most influential plastic surgeons (specialists in plastic surgery) in Dallas, Salt Lake City and Oakland – thanks to a scholarship from the largest professional association of plastic surgeons in Germany (VDÄPC). Dr. Santos Stahl has also conducted clinical studies herself and regularly attends scientific congresses.

Experience after labia reduction at CenterPlast Saarbrücken: learn more

We systematically examine and compare the appearance, well-being and satisfaction of patients after the procedure. This is also the case in the field of intimate surgery: for this purpose, your satisfaction with the appearance and your complaints are recorded before and also after the operation. The possible influence of the intervention on perceived self-confidence is also considered in the data collection. The patients often agree to answer questions on the subject from interested patients. We would therefore be happy to establish contact.

Of course, you will also find numerous Jameda and Google experience reports on the Internet about labia reductions at CenterPlast in Saarbrücken. Visit our testimonials page now if you want to learn more.

You ask – we answer: Frequently asked questions

Which patients undergo labia reduction?

The age and reasons for labia reduction vary. Even after the age of sixty, patients opt for the labiaplasty method if they complain of enlarged labia. Since self-confidence is not yet mature in adolescents, cosmetic surgery should be performed after they reach the age of majority. Social maturity, educational maturity and self-esteem are established earlier in some and later in others. Therefore, each patient is considered individually and mental and psychological maturity is critically assessed. Basically, the consultation of adolescents takes place with the parents. In adolescents, the most common questions concern an existing asymmetry. While one side of the labia minora developed normally, the other does not continue to grow after puberty.

Most patients choose to have their labia reduced for aesthetic reasons. Shame or pain on the female genitals during sex, skin irritation when wearing tight clothes, hygienic problems and discomfort during sports activities are other reasons. Especially unilaterally enlarged labia minora can affect the formation of the urine stream.

The author

Unsere Fachärzte für Plastische Chirurgie Saarbrücken
Dr. Adelana Santos Stahl

“Our goal is to provide the best, most discreet and precise treatment based on our extensive expertise in plastic surgery. „

Dr. Adelana Santos Stahl is distinguished by a unique international perspective with a feminine view of plastic surgery. Her personalized and detailed approach is key to the beautiful and natural results she achieves. Having trained in Brazil, one of the largest and most well-known countries for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, she understands her patients’ desire to look and feel their best. She completed her medical studies and her training as a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery in Brazil. In 2009, she also successfully passed the German equivalence examinations for the medical state examination. Two years later, in 2011 she received the German and in 2012 the EU specialist recognition (EBOPRAS) for plastic surgery. From 2009 to 2013, she deepened her knowledge of aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery with world-renowned representatives of plastic surgery such as Professor Gubisch at the Marienhospital and Madame Firmin in Paris. A VDÄPC Fellowship (continuing fellowship for graduate students) in Switzerland, France and the USA has further enriched her professional experience. Dr. Santos Stahl is active in several prestigious professional societies. Besides the DGPRÄC and DGBT, she is also a member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery – SBCP. She is also the author of several scientific articles and, together with her husband, is dedicated to research and clinical studies in the field of plastic surgery.

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