Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 742–749 | Cite as

Reduction of Hypertrophic Labia Minora by Posterior-Lateral Wedge Resection with Preservation of the Central Blood Vessels and Nerve Bundle

  • Mengran Ju
  • Weixin Wang
  • Ning Ma
  • Wen ChenEmail author
Original Article Genital Surgery



The aim of this study was to introduce a new method of labiaplasty. Here, we describe the surgical procedure, outcomes and the advantages of this method.


The medical records of 21 patients aged between 20 and 45 years who underwent reduction of the labia minora from February 2015 to June 2017 were reviewed. The procedures performed in these studies used posterior-lateral wedge resection with preservation of the central blood vessels and nerve bundle.


All the surgeries were performed successfully, and 21 patients experienced an uneventful postoperative period. A minor dehiscence occurred in one patient, who recovered with no requirement for additional treatment. All of the patients were satisfied with the eventual esthetic appearance.


The posterior-lateral wedge resection with preservation of the central blood vessels and nerve bundle is a simple and safe method that is associated with satisfactory outcomes.

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Labia minora reduction Hypertrophied labia minora Modified labiaplasty 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict on interest.

Informed Consent

This study was a retrospective review of patients who underwent surgery after review in our outpatient clinic. We obtained institutional review approval and patients’ consent prior to their inclusion in this study. Data were only collected from the patient case notes that were accessible to the authors. All data collected were made anonymous to preserve patient confidentiality. The collection of the data and the results of this study did not impact any aspect of patient management. Patient consent was obtained for the publishing of their medical photographs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plastic Surgery HospitalChinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina
  2. 2.Plastic Surgery Hospital and InstituteChinese Academy of Medical SciencesBeijingChina

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