Nymphoplasty is indicated for women who have hypertrophy of the labia minora that causes:

  • discomforts when wearing tighter clothes;
  • uncomfortable when practicing physical activities;
  • discomfort during intercourse;
  • rash;
  • infections;
  • discharges;
  • irritation and bruises.

In addition, it can be done by women who feel aesthetic discomfort with loss of self-esteem.

Why the labia minora grow and what are the possible discomforts caused

Every woman is unique and will have a different development of her body over the years. Some factors may cause, in some cases, hypertrophy of the vaginal lips to occur, for example:

  • hormones in the period of adolescence;
  • use of anabolics and steroids;
  • sagging due to advancing age;
  • pregnancy, which may generate excess skin;
  • obesity, which causes an increase in the size of the intima region.

It is essential to be clear that the enlargement of the labia minora does not indicate any illness. On the contrary, it is a natural thing that happens to many patients.

Many women have this increase and feel no discomfort, going on with their lives without having to do any intervention in their body.

However, there is a portion that feels physical discomfort when using tighter clothes, practicing physical activities and during sexual intercourse. It can also happen that some women have diaper rash, infections, discharges, irritation and bruises.

Is there a minimum and maximum age to perform the surgery?

There is no maximum age for performing nymphoplasty.

As a minimum age, we recommend that the procedure be performed from 18 years of age onwards.

However, there are cases of younger girls who already have hypertrophy and suffer from various negative effects. In these cases, the procedure may be indicated after a careful medical evaluation.

What tests are required before surgery?

For the execution of the nymphoplasty, we request the execution of the blood test and other routine tests requested during the evaluation appointment.

How long does it take to do the nymphoplasty?

The surgery takes between 30 to 40 minutes.

Will I feel pain during the surgery?

The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and there is no pain during the procedure.

Will I feel pain after surgery?

The postoperative period of nymphoplasty is generally calm. Medicines and care are indicated to alleviate swelling and discomfort.

Can I have an infection after nymphoplasty?

It is very rare for infection to occur after nymphoplasty.

In general, infections tend to occur only if the patient does not follow post-operative care, such as not performing physical activities and sexual intercourse before medical discharge, or performing poor hygiene in the area.

How soon can I get back to work?

Usually, the patient will be able to go back to work 2-3 days after performing the procedure.

How long after the nymphoplasty will I be able to do physical activities and have sex?

Recovery will depend on each patient. Generally, physical activities can be resumed on average 10 days after the procedure.

Likewise, sexual intercourse will depend on each case and the healing of each patient must be evaluated in the office. Overall, 30 days of recovery will be required.

Does nymphoplasty reduce the sensitivity of the site or take away sexual desire?

The surgery does not reduce the sensitivity of the clitoris and labia minora and does not alter sexual pleasure or desire.

Does nymphoplasty make a woman a virgin again or lose her virginity?

The surgery works on the outside of the vagina and has nothing to do with the hymen and virginity.

Will I get stitches after the nymphoplasty?

Yes, after the procedure stitches are given in order to favor the healing of the region.

These stitches can be made with absorbable sutures and the patient should not return to the office to remove them. Normally, the stitches are absorbed into the body in about 7 days.

Above all, in more specific cases, common stitches must be made and the patient must return to remove them in an average of 7 days.

How much skin will be removed from the labia minora in the procedure?

The amount of skin removed will vary with each woman. This is because each patient has a different anatomy and will have different preferences.

In the office, we make a prior consultation and, on the day of the procedure, we mark the region with a special pen and the patient will be able to see and analyze, together with the doctor, the amount of skin that will be removed.

Is it okay if I have my period?

We schedule the nymphoplasty right after menstruation so that the patient does not menstruate postoperatively.

Still, moisture and the use of absorbent pads can harm the healing process.

How long does it take for the nymphoplasty result to show up?

Nymphoplasty leads to solving the problems that the hypertrophy of the labia minora causes, providing greater comfort and solving some aesthetic issues.

As in all surgeries, after two months the results can be observed and in six months we will have the definitive results, as the healing will have already occurred completely.

What precautions should I take before and after nymphoplasty?


  • Have taken the required exams;
  • Have a depilation about 2 days before;
  • Being in your period right after your period.


The postoperative period is a very important time for the patient’s recovery and for obtaining the best results from the procedure.

A series of guidelines will be given in the office, which should be well understood and followed to the letter. Some of the care needed:

  • Use the prescribed ointments;
  • Make cold compresses in the region;
  • Avoid physical activity;
  • Not having sex;
  • Wear loose cotton panties so that the area is well ventilated;
  • Always wash the area with mild soap and water after urinating;
  • Do not bathe in the sea or swimming pool.

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