Nymphoplasty – reduction of the inner labia or labiaplasty

Nymphoplasty is a surgical intervention whose aim is to correct labia minora which are too prominent and which cause physical discomfort.

  • You have labia minora which are too prominent
  • They bother you during sporting activity such as cycling
  • You suffer from irritation and/or pain
  • You are embarrassed by the appearance of your labia minora
  • They are having a negative impact on your sex life

The scars will usually be at the base of the labia minora and not on the outer edges to reduce the risk of complications.
Your surgeon will advise you of the different options which are best suited to your individual situation.


The first consultations with Dr Thomet will allow you to get to know your surgeon, to discuss your situation and your wishes with her. In order to fill in your medical file, she will ask you about your medical history, any operations you may have had before, as well as a list of any medication you may be on and any allergies you may have.
She will carry out a physical exam and take measurements and in some cases photos,which will remain confidential and only be used in connection with your medical records.
At the end of the consultation, Dr Thomet will give her diagnosis and tell you if you are a good candidate for surgery. She will explain the technique she plans to use, the position of the scars, the recovery time and the risks of complications.
After allowing you time to think about it, a second consultation will be scheduled in order to answer any questions you may have and to book a date for the operation. If the patient is a minor, the written consent of both parents will be required.


Labiaplasty is not covered by health insurance. An estimate of the fees will be provided after the first consultation.

Type of anaesthesia

Labiaplasty is an operation which is carried out under either local or general anaesthetic, depending on the wishes of the patient. In the case of general anaesthesia, a pre-op consultation with an anaesthesiologist will be organised before the operation.


Labiaplasty does not usually require a hospital stay.

Post-operative period

When you leave the clinic, you will not have bandages, but rather a protective pad in your underwear. We recommend that you wear loose clothing or a skirt in order to avoid any brushing up against the area.


When you leave the clinic, we recommend that you do not drive nor do anything strenuous. You can plan to return to work after 2 or 3 days, depending on the type of activity, and you can begin sport again after 6 to 8 weeks. Sexual relations may begin again after the area has healed fully, that is to say after around 6 weeks.