Labiaplasty also is the surgical procedure to reduce the size of the labia minora - the inner lips of the vulva. This surgery repairs damage to the labia caused by lifestyle, disease, or childbirth. The enlarged labia can cause discomfort during intercourse, sports activities, and while wearing tight clothes or undergarments. This surgery can be performed along with other female genital cosmetic or surgical procedures like vaginoplasty, or vaginal rejuvenation.
The American Society of Plastic Surgery suggests that there has been an increase in the number of labiaplasty surgeries since 2015. A report published by the organization in 2016 states that the number of labiaplasty surgeries rose by 39 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year.