Assoc. Prof. Süleyman Eserdağ, MDCosmetic Gynecologist & Sexual Therapist
Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM)
Editor of the Book ‘Female Aesthetic and Functional Genital Surgery’

About Labiaplasty

About Labiaplasty

We discussed your most frequently asked questions about labia minora hypertrophy and labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure preferred in conditions such as excessively saggy, wide, wrinkled or asymmetric labia minora.

You can read this section to see the answers to your most frequently asked questions about labia minora hypertrophy and labiaplasty.

What are the causes of labia minora hypertrophy?

In general, labia minora hypertrophy a structural problem. It may also have familial (hereditary) characteristics. On the other hand, fungal infections, itching due to frequent vaginitis and excessive stimulation of the labia minora due to frequent masturbation are some other causes of labia minora hypertrophy. Labia minora hypertrophy, in other words excess skin in this area is also known as ‘labial hypertrophy’. Labial hypertrophy can develop in cases of some lymphatic circulation disorders, as well.

How is labia minora hypertrophy diagnosed?

If the labia minora extend beyond the labia majora when the patient stands with legs together, the diagnosis is made. The labia majora should normally hide the labia minora.

When should labiaplasty be performed?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure preferred in conditions such as excessively saggy, wide, wrinkled, and dark colored labia minora. In addition, conditions where one labium is different from the other (asymmetry) is an indication for labiaplasty.

Who are the best physicians performing labiaplasty?

Many patients who have had labiaplasty do not share their condition with even their closest relatives. Internet and social media could be the most effective way to choose ‘the best physician performing labiaplasty'.

What is Eserdag Barbie vagina concept?

It is a kind of labiaplasty procedure that we perform in such a way as to ensure that the labia minora will be minimally reduced; the skin tissue above will be thinned without uncovering the clitoris, and a thin ' cleft of venus’ between the labia majora will be visible when the woman stands with legs together. Patients show great interest in it. If required, fat grafting or hyaluronic acid injection can be performed on the labia majora in the same session.

Is labiaplasty difficult?

Although labiaplasty is not difficult, it is a very specific surgical procedure that involves many small details. Since it is not included in medical and residency training, we recommend you to contact physicians who have specialized in this field.

How long does a labiaplasty operation take?

A labiaplasty operation usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours depending on its extent.

Can labiaplasty be performed under local anesthesia?

Yes. In line with the demands of the patient, labiaplasty surgery can be performed under local anesthesia, that is, by anesthetizing the surgical site only.

Can I have a labiaplasty the day I arrive?

You can have your surgery on the same day if you talk with us about it beforehand and allow us to make the necessary planning. If you live in the city where we live, we recommend you to first come to our clinic for a detailed consultation.

Can labiaplasty be performed during pregnancy? 

No. Labiaplasty like any other genital cosmetic surgery cannot be performed during pregnancy. it is necessary to wait for at least 3 months after a childbirth. 

Can I see labiaplasty before-and-after photos?

Labiaplasty before-and-after photos are not shared on our website because it would be illegal. If you send us an e-mail or Whatsapp message to see photos, we can share with you the photos of some of our patients who had permissions.

Is labiaplasty expensive? 

It is a surgical operation that requires effort and patience. It involves many subtleties together. We can say labiaplasty is not expensive compared to other aesthetic procedures.

Does labiaplasty pose any risks?

It poses the risks such as bleeding, infection, edema, and wound dehiscence, which are the general risks involved in every operation. In order to reduce such risks, it is important to do your post-operative care carefully, change your dressings regularly, avoid constipation and be careful about your diet. Of course, your doctor's experience and surgical technique are also extremely important in reducing the complications of labiaplasty.

Can labiaplasty be performed on virgin young girls?

Yes, labiaplasty can be easily performed on virgins. It never damages the hymen.

How long is the recovery time after labiaplasty?

A very large part of it recovers in the first postoperative month. Heavy exercises and sports such as swimming, horse riding, cycling, yoga, pilates, and running are allowed after the first postoperative month.

Can labiaplasty surgery performed in a state hospital?

They are usually performed in private clinics and hospitals.

Will it be noticeable that I have had labiaplasty? 

Labiaplasty usually does not leave surgical scar; and cannot be noticed even during gynecologist examination. Labiaplasty surgeries provide a very natural and aesthetically attractive appearance, and in parallel to this, patient satisfaction becomes very high.

How are the prices of labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty prices vary depending on the physician who performs the operation and the medical center where the operation is performed. On the other hand, prices may differ also depending on the extent of the labiaplasty operation. In order to get detailed information about this subject, it is helpful to get examined first.

Is labiaplasty a sin? Is it permissible according to the religious principles?

This is a frequently asked question (FAQ). Labia minora hypertrophy depresses the woman and negatively affects her quality of life. However, it would be more appropriate to ask this question to a religious scholar.

Labiaplasty surgery can be performed in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir!

If prior planning is made, your labiaplasty and other genital cosmetic surgeries can be performed in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir by Dr. Süleyman Eserdağ, who is a Cosmetic Gynecologist, international Cosmetic Gynecology Instructor, and the chairman of ISAGSS (the International Society of Aesthetic Genital Surgery and Sexology). You can call our clinic to get an appointment.


In this section, you will find some of the hands-on aesthetic genital surgery (cosmetic gynecology) courses, trainings and meetings given by Assoc. Prof. Süleyman Eserdağ.

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Assoc. Prof. Süleyman Eserdağ, MDAssoc. Prof. Süleyman Eserdağ, MDCosmetic Gynecologist & Sexual Therapist
Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine (FECSM)
Editor of the Book ‘Female Aesthetic and Functional Genital Surgery’
+90 (530) 763 34 00
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