The designer vagina has steadily increased in popularity over the years. With advances in technologies and techniques, vaginal rejuvenation is a growing trend in plastic surgery. 

What is a Designer Vagina?

“Designer vagina” is a term used to describe surgeries carried out on the vulva and vagina. Labiaplasty is also known as labia reduction surgery. This is for women concerned about the size and shape of the definition of the labia (the inner and outer folds of the vagina). Many women experience problems with their labia. 

Any issues with the labia can be from several things such as genetics, ageing, or childbirth. Labiaplasty is a relatively easy and straightforward procedure to resize and reshape the labia. 

What Happens During Labiaplasty Surgery?

The surgery takes between 1 to 2 hours. During labiaplasty, your surgeon will cut away any unwanted tissue with either a scalpel or laser. The edges are then stitched together. Only dissolvable stitches are used, so you don’t have to worry about coming back to get any stitches out. In general, patients go home the same day to begin the recovery process.  

What are the Benefits of a Designer Vagina?

Having enlarged labia can feel embarrassing and hinder your day to day life. But the good news is there is a procedure that can help. If you feel discomfort when you ride a bike and try to hide how your vagina looks in tight clothing, you may benefit from labiaplasty. 

Other benefits include:

  • Improve aesthetics 
  • Increase comfort
  • More confidence 
  • Enhanced pleasure 

How Long is Labiaplasty Recovery?

After your procedure, you will experience some discomfort and swelling. This is normal. Following the first day, you should already feel more mobile and be able to shower. 

In 1 to 2 weeks, you should be able to go back to work and start driving again. At about 4-6 weeks, you can begin to engage in sexual intercourse. Overall, your total recovery should take 6 weeks. As always, it’s essential to follow the guidance of your surgeon during the recovery so that you can heal effectively. 

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Designer Vagina Surgery?

The ideal candidate for labiaplasty is in good physical health. Perhaps you don’t like the appearance of your labia, and you feel it’s overly large or asymmetrical. You also might experience physical discomfort during exercise and sexual intercourse. Your surgeon will determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure during your consultation. 

What are the Potential Risks and Side Effects of Labiaplasty?

It’s important that you’re fully aware of all potential risks and side effects before going ahead with any surgery. That way, you can make a fully informed decision. Risks and side effects of labiaplasty include:

  • Reduced sensitivity of genitals 
  • Bleeding 
  • Infection 
  • Scarring of tissue
  • Swelling/bruising 
  • Asymmetry 
  • Temporary numbness 


If you find yourself unhappy with the appearance of your labia, you may benefit from labiaplasty. To discuss the procedure and book a consultation, please call 0203 582 4947 or email [email protected]