Genital Surgery - Labiaplasty Surgery - Vulval Surgery

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

Correction of the labia has become a very popular procedure.

If you would like to improve the appearance of your labia minora – the flaps of skin surrounding the vaginal opening – this surgery can be appropriate. Some women choose this process to resolve discomfort of some kind also.

In this page, we look at:
• Labiaplasty Surgery Process
• What is Labiaplasty surgery?
• Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic?

Labiaplasty Surgery Process

The excess skin, which can sometimes rub, will be removed for comfort. This can give your vagina a more youthful appearance and can also improve the quality of your love life. Liposuction or lipofilling of the mons pubis are other options available. I will help you decide on the right procedure after a conversation and examination in my clinic.

It is normal to have a second consultation, for you to ask any further questions, once you have had time to consider the different surgical options. After the decision is made we will carefully prepare for your surgery.

What is labiaplasty Surgery?

Labiaplasty is surgery, which aims to correct the shape or excessive volume of the labia. The possible reasons for you to seek surgery are:

  • To improve the shape.
  • To correct excess of tissue.
  • To correct the difference in shape or volume between the two labia where there is asymmetry.
  • As a reconstructive technique in certain situations.

Why choose the Elena Prousskaia Clinic?

Elena is one of the UK’s most sought after aesthetic surgeons for her artistry, and calm bedside manner. Ms Elena Prousskaia has been carrying out aesthetic and plastic surgery procedures for more than 20 years. Elena trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and since then has held leading Fellowships around the world.

As an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Southmead Hospital, she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction and general plastic surgery. During this time at North Bristol Trust, she particularly enjoyed rebuilding patients giving them their body and confidence back. At present, Ms Prousskaia runs her own successful private practice performing full range of plastic and aesthetic surgery for face, body and breast. Elena Prousskaia consults in several clinics around the South West. Please see the ‘Our Locations’ tab in the menu for exact addresses or call us to discuss your closest location.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Will Labiaplasty Surgery Entail?

Ms Prousskaia would normally offer you Labiaplasty Flap technique, which gives you the most natural results with very well hidden and almost invisible scars. As a female, Elena understands the importance of intimate surgery for a woman and the fact that this type of surgery should be not noticeable. The surgery is performed under general anesthetic or under local anaesthetic and sedation, in hospital and under the supervision of a Consultant Anaesthetist. The surgical time is around 1-1.5 hours. Normally it is a day case procedure, but sometimes you can stay overnight to recover better from anesthetic.

Is Labiaplasty Painful?

It is not particularly a painful procedure and normally Paracetamol for a few days after surgery is enough pain relief.

What Does This Procedure Cost?

Scroll down the page and you’ll find our full current price list.

What Will Labiaplasty Surgical Aftercare Entail?

The Elena Prousskaia Clinic prides itself on the quality of its aftercare so we’ll make absolutely sure you know what to expect, and how much rest is needed. We’ll give you specific instructions that may include how to care for your labia following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with Elena.

What’s The Difference Between Labiaplasty And Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Labiaplasty involves surgical removal of skin excess of labia minora in order to reduce size of labia, non surgical rejuvenation procedures are mostly concentration on tightening of the vagina or other additional cosmetic treatments.

Should I Wait To Complete My Family Before Having A Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty can be performed safely before completion of family. Sometimes large size of labia manifests at young age and affects quality of life and confidence of young woman, in these cases this type of surgery can be performed safely after the age of 18.

Will I Have To Have Stitches?

The stitches are dissolvable and very tiny.

Can I smoke or vape before my surgery?

Elena does not operate on patients that regularly smoke or vape. To be considered for this procedure you must refrain from smoking or vaping for 3 months before and after your surgery.

Treatment Cost

The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.

The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.

Initial Consultation...

£275 location dependent

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 1 - 2 hours
Hospital Stay Over case or 1 night
Initial Recovery Time 2 - 6 weeks
Anaesthetic General or local with sedation (day case only)
Final Result 6 - 12 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks & 1 year

Treatment Videos

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Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.

SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction

I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.

EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants

I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery  has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!

JB – Breast Reduction

Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital. The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands. The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.

LMS – implant Removal & Replacement

Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!

SM – Abdominoplasty & Arm Lift

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