Labiaplasty surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves altering the labia minora (the inner lips) and/or the labia majora (the outer lips) of the female genitalia. The goal of labiaplasty surgery is to reshape or reduce the size of the labia in order to improve their appearance or alleviate discomfort or pain. Some women may choose to have labiaplasty surgery if they feel self-conscious or embarrassed about the size or shape of their labia, or if they experience discomfort or irritation during physical activity or sexual intercourse. Others may opt for labiaplasty surgery if they have experienced trauma or injury to the genital area, or if they have a congenital condition that affects the appearance of their labia. The surgical technique used in labiaplasty can vary depending on the patient's individual needs and goals. In general, the procedure involves removing excess tissue from the labia and reshaping them to create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Additional procedures such PRP, or fat grafting or filler into the labia may be combined with the procedure. The surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia, and recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the procedure. It's important to note that like any surgical procedure, labiaplasty surgery does carry some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in sensation. It's also important for individuals to carefully consider their reasons for wanting the procedure and to have realistic expectations about the potential outcomes. Our plastic surgeon, Dr Kim Meathrel, is recognized by her peers as a key opinion leader on labiaplasty and will be presenting her work and techniques in August in Athens to her colleagues. She has over 19 years experience in practice and has performed 1000s of cosmetic procedures.