Laser labioplasty of labia minora

Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2006 Apr;93(1):38-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2006.01.002. Epub 2006 Mar 10.


Objective: To evaluate laser labioplasty for the correction of hypertrophy and asymmetry of labia minora.

Methods: Between October 2003 and November 2004, 55 labioplasties were performed at the Clínica Las Condes, Santiago, Chile. On the 60th postoperative day a questionnaire was presented to the patients, who were aged between 10 and 55 years, to assess their acceptance of and satisfaction with the intervention.

Results: The primary indications for surgery were moderate hypertrophy with aesthetic and/or functional or impairment, or labial asymmetry (37 cases [67%]). Four patients (7%) experienced minimal suture dehiscence during the early postoperative period. Of the 55 patients, 50 (91%) were very satisfied, 5 (9%) were satisfied, and none were dissatisfied.

Conclusions: Patients expressed a high degree of satisfaction with laser labioplasty, which can be combined with other surgical gynecologic interventions without increased complications.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy / classification
  • Hypertrophy / surgery
  • Laser Therapy / methods*
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Vulva / pathology*
  • Vulva / surgery*