Enlarged Labia

Deemesh Oudit - Manchester Plastic Surgery

1. What is Enlarged Labia?

Enlarged labia, also known as labial hypertrophy, refers to the condition where the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) or the labia majora (outer vaginal lips) are larger than what is typically considered the average size. This anatomical variation is a perfectly normal characteristic for many women, but it can sometimes cause physical discomfort, hygiene issues, psychological distress, or self-consciousness, particularly in situations like wearing tight clothing, during physical activity, or intimate encounters.

While there is no standardized “normal” size for labia, the term “enlarged” is used when a woman perceives her labia to be too large or asymmetrical to the extent that it affects her quality of life. It’s essential to recognize that the appearance of labia varies significantly from one woman to another, and a broad range of sizes and shapes is normal and healthy.

2. What Causes Enlarged Labia?

The causes of enlarged labia are diverse and can be attributed to a range of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, and physical developments. Some women may be born with larger labia, which becomes more apparent as they go through puberty and their bodies undergo hormonal changes. For others, labial enlargement can occur as a result of:

– Hormonal fluctuations: Changes in hormone levels during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause can affect the size and elasticity of the labial tissues.
– Childbirth: Vaginal delivery can sometimes stretch the labia, leading to enlargement or asymmetry.
– Aging: With age, the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin may weaken, potentially causing the labia to stretch and sag.
– Physical stress: Activities such as cycling, horseback riding, or other high-impact sports can put repeated stress on the labial area, leading to changes over time.
– Sexual activity: While not a primary cause, some believe that frequent sexual activity can contribute to labial changes, although this is not scientifically proven.

It’s important to note that having enlarged labia is a common physical characteristic and not necessarily an indication of any underlying health issue.

3. How to Treat Enlarged Labia?

For women experiencing discomfort or aesthetic concerns due to enlarged labia, Dr. Deemesh Oudit offers specialized treatments at his clinic. These options focus on both alleviating physical discomfort and addressing cosmetic desires:

  • Labiaplasty: As a central part of Dr. Oudit’s expertise in cosmetic body surgery, labiaplasty is a key surgical option available for those seeking a permanent solution. This procedure involves the careful reduction and reshaping of the labia minora or labia majora. Performed by Dr. Oudit, an experienced plastic surgeon, labiaplasty aims to achieve a symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance while also addressing any physical discomfort.During the procedure, excess tissue is meticulously removed to create a balanced look. Labiaplasty at Dr. Oudit’s clinic is typically conducted under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, tailored to each patient’s needs and preferences.
  • Post-operative Care: Dr. Oudit emphasizes the importance of following a detailed post-operative care plan to ensure a smooth and effective recovery. Patients can typically resume their usual activities within a week, adhering to the aftercare instructions for optimal healing and results.

It’s essential for any woman considering labiaplasty to consult with a plastic surgeon like Dr. Deemesh Oudit, who has a deep understanding of the anatomical complexities and aesthetic considerations of the female genitalia. A thorough consultation will help determine the best course of action based on individual needs and desired outcomes.

In conclusion, while enlarged labia are a common condition with various causes, there are multiple treatment options available to help women achieve comfort and confidence in their bodies. Whether through lifestyle changes, medical intervention, or surgical procedures such as labiaplasty, women have the right to seek treatment that aligns with their personal health and aesthetic goals.


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As a result of lipoedema, my legs had become so swollen and heavy that I couldn’t get clothes to fit, simple tasks were difficult, and my overall mental and physical health was suffering. I needed help but the NHS couldn’t respond so I found Mr Oudit through BMI. At the first meeting he explained that, given the size of my legs and the UK restrictions on liposuction, this would not be a quick fix. I was looking at three to four procedures over the course of a year and intense physiotherapy after each one. It was daunting, but I knew from the outset that I was in safe hands, and I put my trust in him. I was right to do so. Mr Oudit is a caring consultant, a skilled surgeon, and a gentle, thoughtful man. I felt that he always had my best interests at heart, listening to my thoughts and concerns, and then working his magic around them. He is supported by a fabulous therapist for the post-surgery period, and a lovely admin team who personalise the process. I am so grateful for all that Mr Oudit and his team have done. Thanks to them, nine months and three operations later I have new legs, new energy, and my life back. I couldn’t be happier. Thank you.

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November 18, 2023

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January 18, 2020

I recently had a procedure undertaken by Mr Oudit at the BMI Beaumont hospital. Mr Oudit is very personable and made me feel at ease at all appointments before surgery and throughout the treatment under local anesthetic. I would highly recommend.

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January 18, 2023

Amazing and caring stuff professional doctors. My Surgeon Dr Oudit based at My Cosmetic Clinic in Salford, Chapel Street was thorough efficient and extremely helpful from start to finish. A gently spoken man who listens and gives you an honest professional opinion in terms of cosmetic achievement. The nurse who looked after me was absolutely phenomenal -Davina Pre -and -post Op. Thank you. Carla for Aftercare apps is amazing and lovely as well. Easy place to reach too. Thanks for everything guys! Loving my new contours!! 🙂

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March 18, 2023

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