Although Labiaplasty is a sensitive topic, there are a number of reasons why this procedure is seeing a gradual rise in popularity.

Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery is proud to partner with the Allan Centre to offer Labiaplasty. Patients who decide to have Labiaplasty in Calgary and choose the Allan Centre can expect our team to lend a sensitive, listening ear and provide an experience that makes them feel safe and validated. At the same time, Dr. Allan will perform the procedure. The surgery will be performed in our private surgical suite with exceptional operating staff and recovery room nurses. Labiaplasty needn't be an awkward topic. We are here for you at Macleod Trail.

Is Labiaplasty for You?

Labiaplasty, a surgical treatment that adjusts the size or shape of the labia minora, is popular with women of all ages and backgrounds. At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery, we acknowledge that each patient is unique and comes to us with their own aesthetic goals and visions. When you have a consultation, we'll help you decide whether this procedure suits you. Typically, labiaplasty patients come to us to address the following concerns:

Excessively large labia minora
Discomfort during certain physical activities
Feelings of self–consciousness during sex
Asymmetrical labia minora
The labia minora are the smaller "inner lips" of the vulva. They sit between the labia majora. Although there is quite a bit of variation among what is considered "normal" for this part of the body, some women wish to change the look of their labia minora for personal reasons. Like other elective procedures, labiaplasty is best suited for patients with good mental and physical health.

About the Procedure

Labiaplasty does not typically require general anesthesia. Instead, your plastic surgeon will likely use local anesthesia with light sedation to keep you comfortable and calm your nerves.

Your surgeon carefully makes incisions during the procedure based on what you said. Then, using a technique that preserves sensation while still achieving an attractive, natural–looking result, your surgeon excises a precise amount of tissue before suturing the area. The labiaplasty procedure is relatively brief. However, if it's performed as part of a more extensive surgery, such as a mommy makeover, both the length of the procedure and the recovery will be a bit lengthier.


After your labiaplasty is complete, you may return home to the care of a family member or friend. Due to the sedatives used during surgery, we don't recommend that you drive yourself home. It's normal to experience swelling and discomfort while the area heals. However, most symptoms subside on their own after about a week. You can return to work within seven days or less, depending on how physically demanding your job is.

As you might expect, you'll need to wait longer before participating in strenuous exercise and sexual intimacy. Our surgeons recommend taking about one month away from these activities to allow the labia to heal fully and properly.

The tissue excised during labiaplasty does not grow back, and your results will be permanent. 

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