There are some women who have issues with very large labia minora (inner lips of the vaginal opening). These women may feel uncomfortable (when intimate) due to the appearance. In some cases the size of the labia may cause them to become irritated with certain clothing or may be prominent while wearing some types of swimwear. Activities such as cycling or horseback riding can also cause irritation or discomfort. Sometimes intercourse can be uncomfortable.
Procedures to reduce the labia minora can address these issues and most women are extremely pleased with the results. Traditionally, a surgical procedure known as labiaplasty has been performed to reduce the size of the labia minora. This is a very successful outpatient procedure with excellent results. The disadvantage is, however, that this is a surgical procedure with the necessary recovery.
A recent improvement in the treatment of large labia minora is to use a nonsurgical, noninvasive labia reduction technique. The use of Exilis to shrink the labia minora is very, very successful. This is an in-office procedure; there is no pain, no recovery and no restriction of activities after the procedure. The Exilis treatment takes about 30 minutes and normally only two treatments are needed. Exilis can also be used to tighten the surrounding areas as well. This, in my opinion, represents a dramatic improvement in the treatment of large labia minora and is an excellent substitute for a surgical labiaplasty in all but the most severe cases.