Labia

The labia consist of two pairs:  the inner labia (labia minora) and outer labia (labia majora).  The outer labia typically conceal the inner labia without the inner pair being visible unless a woman’s legs are apart.  Abnormalities of one or both labia can occur.

Labial Conditions

- Labia asymmetry

- Labia enlargement

- Labia miniaturization

- Labial injury

- Labial skin tag

- Labia piercing

- Female genital mutilation (FGM; female circumcision; female genital cutting)

Labial Procedures

- Labiaplasty (labia minora

  or inner lip reduction)

- Labiaplasty revision

- Labia majora reduction and

  remodeling

- Labia majora augmentation

- Labial reconstruction

- Labial skin tag excision

- Labial piercing repair

- Monsplasty (pubic lift)

 

Inner Labia (Labia Minora)

The inner labia may be visible and exceed the outer labia when the legs are together or barely apart if the labia are enlarged, asymmetric, misshapen or elongated.  These issues of the labia may result in discomfort, problems or embarrassment during intimacy, sexual intercourse, exercise or when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits resulting in a noticeable bulge.  Labiaplasty is the surgical procedure to reduce and reshape the inner labia that surround the vaginal opening. Labiaplasty is also called labial reduction, labia minora reduction and inner lip reduction.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Palmer tailors the labiaplasty based on the specific needs of each individual woman.  Since the labia minora are inherently different for each woman, he considers the cosmetic appearance based on the genital anatomy of each individual woman. 

Labiaplasty Revision and Labial Reconstruction

Women may not be satisfied with their labia minora after having undergone previous labiaplasty.  They may believe that one labium or both labia are too large, too small, are not smooth or asymmetric after surgery. 

 

Dr. Palmer performs labiaplasty revision and labial reconstruction after previous labiaplasty.  Since the labia minora are inherently different for each woman, he considers the cosmetic appearance based on the genital anatomy of each individual woman. 

Outer Labia (Labia Majora)

Enlargement of the outer labia due to excess skin, fat or both may result from birth, aging, childbearing, and weight loss. These issues of the labia may result in discomfort, problems or embarrassment during intimacy, sexual intercourse, exercise or when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits resulting in a noticeable bulge ("camel toe").  Labia majora reduction and remodeling is the surgical procedure to reduce and reshape the outer labia.  Labia majora augmentation is the procedure to enhance the size or shape of the outer labia.

 

Dr. Palmer individualizes the labia majora reduction, remodeling and augmentation to the precise needs of each woman.  He considers the cosmetic appearance based on the genital anatomy of the individual woman.  

Genital Piercing Repair

Women undergo genital piercing of the labia majora, labia minora and clitoral hood.  There are a number of reasons why a woman chooses to have genital piercing repair, including: 1) Tearing due to sexual intercourse and other physical trauma; 2) piercing holes widening over time; and, 3) changing of mind about a genital piercing.

 

Surgical intervention can be performed to address the cosmetic issues resulting from labial piercing that tears, widens or is unwanted.  Dr. Palmer is a highly-trained reconstructive urologist with a vast experience in genital reconstruction.  He surgically repairs the issues associated with labial piercing by paying attention to detail. Genital piercing repair can be performed as part of labiplasty and clitoral hood reduction (clitoroplasty).

CONTACT & APPOINTMENTS

(516) 373-0970

info@CosmeticUrology.net

OFFICE LOCATION

885 Northern Boulevard

Great Neck, New York

LATEST NEWS

June 2018

NEW NEW YORKOFFICE: Dr. Jeffrey Palmer opened a new office at 885 Northern Boulevard, GREAT NECK, NEW YORK. The state-of-the-art facility is conveniently located, and in close proximity to Manhattan and two international airports.  This new facility also includes an attached ambulatory surgery center.

January 2018

CAMPBELL-WALSH UROLOGY:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer contributed a chapter entitled "Management of Abnormalities of the External Genitalia in Boys" in the 12th edition of this acclaimed multi-volume textbook, Campbell-Walsh Urology, which is in press. This chapter is an update to Dr. Palmer's chapter in the 11th edition regarding the same topic. This textbook serves as a reference for urologists and other healthcare professionals throughout the world.

March 2017

USA TODAY INTERVIEW:

Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was interviewed for an article in USA TODAY.  The article discusses the increase of labiaplasties in the United States. Dr. Palmer provided information on his experience of women seeking this cosmetic procedure. 

January 2016

CAMPBELL-WALSH UROLOGY:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer's chapter entitled "Management of Abnormalities of the External Genitalia in Boys" was published in the renowned multi-volume textbook, Campbell-Walsh Urology (11th edition). This chapter is an update to Dr. Palmer's chapter in the 10th edition regarding the same topic. This textbook serves is a resource for urologists and other healthcare professionals throughout the world.

August 2015

INTERVIEW:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was interviewed on his expertise on cosmetic and reconstructive urologic surgery, including a discussion on his techniques for penile enhancement, labiaplasty and hymenoplasty. 

March 2015

CAMPBELL-WALSH UROLOGY:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer contributed a chapter entitled "Management of Abnormalities of the External Genitalia in Boys" in the 11th edition of this acclaimed multi-volume textbook, Campbell-Walsh Urology, which is in press. This chapter is an update to Dr. Palmer's chapter in the 10th edition regarding the same topic. This textbook serves as a reference for urologists and other healthcare profes- sionals throughout the world.

November 2014

NORTHEASTERN SECTION OF AUA:  Dr. Jeffrey Palmer was an invited speaker at the 2014 Northeastern Section of the American Urological Association Annual Meeting. The lecture at this inter-national meeting of adult and pediatric urologists, entitled "Caring for Adult Patients with Congenital Problems", addressed congenital problems in young adults and adolescents transitioning into adulthood. Dr. Palmer has a large experience in success-fully treating adults and adolescents with congenital conditions.

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