Some plastic surgeries are of a more sensitive nature than others. Labiaplasty, or labia reduction, is one of them. While the majority of plastic surgeons do not perform this procedure at all, Dr. Rodgers considers labiaplasty surgery one of her specialties. Our patients benefit from the care, skill and understanding of an experienced female plastic surgeon. Dr. Rodgers approaches labiaplasty with the utmost professionalism and usually performs most of these procedures in the comfort of our office with her all female staff.

Labiaplasty is performed for a variety of reasons, including cosmetic purposes or to reduce pain or embarrassment that larger labia may cause during athletics or intercourse. Contrary to popular belief, labia reduction will not enhance sexual pleasure in itself, but can restore confidence in a woman’s own sexuality.

Labiaplasty removes excess tissue of enlarged labia minora or majora with two types of techniques- the trim technique and the wedge technique. The trim technique helps correct labia discoloration by removing the excess skin. The labia minora, or inner lips, will then be gently moved to just within the labia majora, or outer lips. The wedge technique is a more complex procedure, which is also used to correct the shape or size of the labia. Dr. Rodgers recommends this technique to women who do not want any incisions on the outer surface of their labia and just want them to be set back a bit. his procedure is usually performed in the privacy of the Denver Plastic Surgery office under local anesthetic, however, some patients prefer to have their surgery in the hospital operating room, under general anethesia. These options can be reviewed with Dr. Rodgers at the initial consultation.

Additional Information

As with all surgeries, there are certain risks involved. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rodgers will discuss your procedure in depth and will describe the realistic potential results and any possible risks.

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Patients with women’s health concerns also may benefit from the O-SHOT® procedure. This procedure has been found to help women improve their overall sexual function. It can boost sexual desire and enjoyment by increasing clitoral and vaginal sensitivity.



Outpatient surgery performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the technique chosen and the patient’s request. Process involves removing excess tissue for a slimmed down result.


Reduced size of labia major or minora and improved comfort and confidence.

Recovery Time

Patients may experience discomfort and swelling for several days and should refrain from sexual activity, bike riding, horseback riding or excessive athletic activities for 5–6 weeks following surgery to promote proper healing.

Potential Risks

Infection; bleeding; temporary discomfort.


Keep the area clean to avoid infection and avoid clothing or activities that irritate the surgical site.