Dr Kim can perform labiaplasty as a single procedure under local anesthesia but it is usually done as part of a comprehensive solution.
It creates, re-shapes or shortens vaginal lips and goes by many names, including:
- labia minora reduction
- labial reduction
- labia majora surgery
This surgery can be elective for aesthetic (“cosmetic urology” or “designer vagina”) reasons or medically indicated because of:
- male to female (FtM) gender identity disorder
- Disorders of Sex Development (DSD, formerly Intersex Disorder
- congenital abnormality.
It is only for legal-age adults and is not in the same category as illegal "Female Genital Mutilation" (FGM) done to children without their consent for non-medical (often religious) reasons.