Vulvar anatomy and labia minoraplasty

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Aim of video/Introduction

Female genital cosmetic surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons as well as for medical and functional indications, such as congenital labia minora hypertrophy. The purpose of this video is to teach vulvar anatomy and review labia minorplasty techniques.


We demonstrate one technique in this video.


There are a variety of different techniques for labia minorplasty. When deciding the most appropriate technique to use, the patient’s goals must be considered.

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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this video article and any accompanying images. This is an Institutional Review Board-exempt (study project # 2013–070) video.

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Dr. Cheryl Iglesia is also a federal government employee at the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Correspondence to Ladin A. Yurteri-Kaplan.

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Yurteri-Kaplan, L.A., Miranne, J.M. & Iglesia, C.B. Vulvar anatomy and labia minoraplasty. Int Urogynecol J 25, 841–843 (2014).

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  • Vulvar anatomy
  • Labia minoraplasty
  • Labioplasty
  • Labiaplasty