While many women are sensitive about the size and shape of their breasts, nearly an equal number of women are also sensitive about the size and shape of their labia. This is particularly true of women that have larger labia or disproportionate labia. For women in the Toronto area that are unhappy with the size or shape of their labia, labiaplasty from Dr. Chivers at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre can help them feel more comfortable about the way their labia look.
As a rule, labia tend to get larger and thicker as women grow older. This is both a natural result of aging and a stretching that occurs as a result of sexual intercourse. As labia grow, they often become disproportionate or lopsided as well. Labiaplasty simultaneously reduces the size of a woman’s labia and sculpts the labia. The result of this surgery is a vagina that looks younger and, for some women, more aesthetically pleasing, due to a smaller and more symmetrical set of labia.

The Procedure

Labiaplasty is a rather simple procedure that is fast to complete and usually can be performed under local anesthetic. When performing labiaplasty, Dr. Chivers removes excess portions of the inner and out labia in order to create a more compact, younger looking vagina. Scarring is minimal, and in some cases can be hidden completely in the natural folds of skin around the labia. Women who have received a labiaplasty often better enjoy sexual encounters afterward due to reduced stress and concern about the visual aesthetic of their vagina.
Unlike some other cosmetic surgical procedures, labiaplasty is almost impossible to reverse, so women should be absolutely certain they want the procedure before it is performed.


All candidates for labiaplasty are women who are in relatively good health. Beyond that, you are almost certainly a candidate for this procedure if:

  • You are unhappy with the size of your labia
  • You are unhappy with the shape or symmetry of your labia
  • You experience any type of pain due to the size or shape of your labia
  • You have any type of scarring or damage on your labia
  • You would like your vagina to look more youthful

If any of these things describe you, come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Chivers. He will determine whether labiaplasty can provide the results you seek and whether it is a medically safe procedure for you.


Patients recovering from labiaplasty usually require about 2-3 days of rest before they are able to return to work. Additionally, they will experience bruising and mild pain in their groin for about 2-3 weeks total and should avoid strenuous activities during that time. Furthermore, a woman recovering from labiaplasty should avoid any form of sexual intercourse, including manual stimulation for at least 6 weeks, and possibly longer if the labia are still tender at that time.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

Scheduling your initial consultation at the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre is the first step to getting labiaplasty surgery. During this consultation Dr. Chivers will fully explain the procedure and give you a detailed explanation of what your labia will look like after the procedure. If reducing the size of your labia or changing the shape of your labia will help you have a more fulfilling sex life, don’t wait another day to schedule your appointment.