Labia reduction Saarland

Labia reduction for more well-being

The function of the labia minora is to protect the vagina from drying out and to control the flow of urine. To fulfill this function, the labia minora must be at least 10 mm wide. As with every body feature (e.g. height, body weight, etc.), there are also differences from woman to woman in the genital area that have no pathological value. However, in certain cases, labia majora can also lead to impairment in everyday life and psychological stress. Discomfort during sexual intercourse, when wearing tight clothing and swimwear or during sporting activities can be successfully treated by labiaplasty.

Opt for smaller labia and a life free of discomfort:

  • wear tight clothes without marks
  • feel comfortable naked again
  • No discomfort during sporting activities
  • More fun during sexual intercourse

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Information at a glance

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Operation duration

45 minutes

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6 weeks

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Local anesthesia / twilight sleep

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Thread tension

Self-dissolving threads

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Socially acceptable

after 5-7 days

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Additions or alternatives

Clitoral hood lift

What is labia reduction and how does it work?

In addition to medical reasons, some patients want to improve their appearance and decide to undergo aesthetic plastic surgery and therefore 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. All interventions are preceded by careful planning.

The average width of the labia minora 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 characteristic of youthfulness and beauty of the female vulva. The causes of enlargement of the labia minora are unknown. These labia majora are subdivided according to the projection of the labia minora in relation to the labia majora. A pronounced foreskin of the clitoris is often found in labia majora. In a labia minora reduction, the annoying protrusion of the labia minora is removed under local anesthesia and, if desired, under sedation (twilight sleep). This intimate surgery is often combined with labia reduction to correct the labia in order to achieve the desired symmetry. The aim is to balance these out and achieve an optimum result. This also tightens the clitoral hood. The most common labia minora reduction techniques are labia majora resection, wedge resection, Z-plasty, deepithelialization and W-plasty. The surgeon tailors the techniques for labiaplasty to the individual needs and wishes of the woman concerned in order to achieve the desired image of reduction and a harmonious and optimal result.

Diagram of the labia reduction procedure
1. edge resection 2. wedge resection

Procedure for labia reduction


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

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

The OP

Dr. Santos Stahl operates with magnifying glasses for detailed vision and maximum precision. The experienced specialist and surgeon marks the excess tissue to achieve precise symmetry. The injected adrenaline anesthetic solution (tumescent technique) prevents bruising and ensures optimum visibility. These are the basic prerequisites for gentle (atraumatic) surgery. The marked tissue is removed with great sensitivity.

In the final step of the method, the surgeon scleroses the smallest vessels and closes the edges with fine self-dissolving stitches. These usually dissolve after about three weeks. Every step of the correction is carried out with a steady hand, great sensitivity and perfectionism.

The duration of the operation is relatively short, with the outpatient procedure taking only around 45 minutes. Immediately after the operation, you will be continuously monitored by an experienced specialist in a recovery room. After you have fully awakened, you can drink something and, if you tolerate it well, you can also eat something. You will be supported by our nursing staff when you go to the toilet for the first time. Before you leave the practice, check-up appointments will be arranged and the behavioral measures will be discussed with you in detail. You will receive a comprehensive written report and a telephone number. The surgeon is available for you 24 hours a day in an emergency.

After the procedure

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

What are the advantages of a labia reduction?

  • Intimate surgery can fulfill the cosmetic and functional needs of women and improve the well-being of patients.
  • After cosmetic surgery in the genital area, patients report greater attractiveness and sexual satisfaction.
  • Several studies have shown that appropriate and correctly performed labiaplasty leads to increased sexual arousal, more frequent sexual intercourse and stronger and more frequent orgasms.
  • In most cases, the scar between the labia minora and labia majora is barely visible.
  • The operation can be performed on an outpatient basis and under local anesthesia.
Discussion with a patient

Why should you have a labia reduction in Saarbrücken?

Brazil has been the undisputed pioneer in aesthetic surgery for decades and is considered the cradle of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Santos Stahl completed her specialist training in Brazil with first-class surgeons. She later obtained German and European specialist qualifications. 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 a labia reduction at CenterPlast Saarbrücken: find out more

We systematically examine and compare the appearance, well-being and satisfaction of patients after the procedure. This also applies to intimate surgery: your satisfaction with the appearance and your complaints are recorded before and after the operation. The possible influence of the intervention on perceived self-confidence is also taken into account in the data collection. Patients often agree to answer questions on the subject for interested patients. We would therefore be happy to put you in touch.

Of course, you can also find numerous Jameda and Google reviews of labia reduction surgery at CenterPlast in Saarbrücken on the Internet.

FAQ – Frequently asked questions

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. As self-confidence is not yet fully developed in adolescents, cosmetic surgery should be performed after they have reached the age of majority. Social maturity, educational maturity and self-esteem are established earlier for some and later for others. Each patient is therefore considered individually and their mental and psychological maturity is critically assessed. As a general rule, young people have counseling sessions with their parents. For young people, the most frequent questions concern an existing asymmetry. While one side of the labia minora develops normally, the other side stops growing after puberty.

Most patients opt for labia reduction for aesthetic reasons. Shame or pain in the female genitals during sex, skin irritation when wearing tight clothing, hygiene problems and discomfort during sporting activities are further reasons. Enlarged labia minora on one side in particular can impair the formation of the urine stream.

Dr. Santos Stahl, a specialist in aesthetic plastic surgery, will first of all ask you about your motives and wishes for change. Both physical and psychological complaints are recorded and evaluated. General information about work and leisure is important so that we can help you plan your recovery phase after the operation. The effects of your complaints on your private intimate life are also important for planning the treatment so that she can determine your desired result with you. All information that you entrust to Dr. Santos Stahl will of course be treated in strict confidence.

In order to identify and prevent any risks in good time, Dr. Santos Stahl will ask for information on the following topics:

  • Preventive medical check-up,
  • Pregnancies
  • Family planning,
  • Previous illnesses / previous operations
  • Allergies and
  • Medication intake
  • Please let us know if you are a smoker and if you take dietary supplements. These factors have a strong influence on your surgery.

After a complete and thorough physical examination, Dr. Santos Stahl will discuss your goals with you. She discusses the medical indications for labia majora, shows you various alternative forms of treatment and explains the associated risks and limitations. During the consultation, you will receive comprehensive information so that you can decide for yourself which treatment is right for you after weighing up the arguments. It is very important to always discuss your expectations openly with the surgeon.

Dr. Santos Stahl will discuss all the details of the procedure with you. This also includes the type of anesthesia used, the follow-up cost insurance, the preparatory measures and the behavioral measures after the surgical procedure. The surgeon will explain the costs of labiaplasty to you in a transparent and comprehensible manner.

If at any time you are unsure or do not feel fully informed, please do not hesitate to ask your doctor any questions you may have. A few useful questions often arise afterwards. At the end of the initial consultation, we are of course also happy to offer you a second consultation. It is very important to us that all your questions are answered before the operation.

Labiaplasty is associated with opportunities but also risks. The desired shape is not immediately recognizable after the operation. Temporary swelling is unavoidable in the first few days after an operation. Due to the delicate nature of the mucous membrane, the edges of the wound may gape despite careful suturing. In rare cases of high blood pressure, bleeding may occur in the surgical area hours after the procedure. These problems can be easily managed by prompt re-operation and a rapid recovery can be expected. Tissue swelling can lead to urinary retention in the nearby urethra. Urinary diversion through a catheter may be necessary. Severe scarring can also cause discomfort when urinating.

When the tissue is loosened, cutaneous nerves may be severed. The numbness is usually temporary. In principle, there is a risk that too much or too little tissue has been removed. Careful examination, advice and planning reduce the risk. Lateral differences with regard to the size and shape but also the position and size of the scars may remain. Scar healing takes a certain amount of time, usually six to twelve months. Scars and sensory disturbances can lead to a reduction in sexual experience.

First of all, it should be noted that health insurance can cover the costs in certain cases. If the procedure is necessary for medical rather than aesthetic reasons, the patient can apply to the health insurance company to have the costs covered.

It is not possible to give an exact price without an examination, as the scope of treatment and any previous illnesses and/or treatments cannot be taken into account in the simulation. If you are happy with the price, it is best to arrange a personal consultation. We are also happy to take the time to advise you on financing options without obligation.

Dr. Adelana Santos Stahl has a unique international perspective with a female view of plastic surgery. Your individual and detailed approach is the key to the beautiful and natural results. Having trained in Brazil, one of the largest and best-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 training as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery in Brazil. In 2009, she also successfully passed the German equivalence examinations for the state medical examination.

Two years later, in 2011, she received the German and in 2012 the EU specialist certification (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 scholarship for graduate students) in Switzerland, France and the USA has further enriched her professional experience. Dr. Santos Stahl is active in various renowned professional associations. In addition to 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.

She has been based in Saarbrücken since 2019.

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