World-renowned specialist for Labia Correction
Prof. asoc. Dr. Stefan Gress
Professor Gress is one of the top specialists internationally
by specially developed, internationally leading surgical technique “Composite Reduction Labiaplasty”
With the most operations in
the female genital
First point of contact for international media for all questions relating to intimate surgery
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Prof. Dr. Gress
Experience makes the difference
- More than 4700 procedures in the female genital area
- Over 20 years of experience
- Inventor and developer of the “Composite Reduction Labiaplasty”
- Internationally recognized top specialist
- Author of the international textbook “Aesthetic and Functional Labiaplasty” (Springer Publishers)
- Professor and Lecturer in Plastic Surgery
In the most important national and international specialist societies
The Aston Baker
2018, New York
The greatest honor for
a Plastic Surgeon
to the shape of the labia and the appearance of the
inner lips (labia minora) and outer lips (labia majora)
The term labiaplasty is often used synonymously with the term labia reduction.
In reality, however, “labiaplasty” describes any type of corrective procedure involving the labia minora and/or the labia majora.
In short, the following treatments/procedures come under the term “labiaplasty”:
You will also find detailed information in the relevant sections below.
Information on the most common operation: reduction of the labia minora
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Frequently asked questions about labia correction
Before the labia correction surgery, your genital area should be completely shaved. You will be prescribed a pain killer and an antibiotic. Please take this medications as directed by us a few hours before you undergo the procedure. After consultation with your GP, you should stop taking drugs with to effect on blood clotting (eg aspirin, ASA, warfarin, etc.) at least 10 days prior to surgery. Unless you have opted for general anesthesia, fasting before surgery is not required.
Immediately after the procedure, you will stay for about 30 minutes in our rooms to rest and cool the genital area. After a visit to the toilet and a subsequent change of dressings, you can go home (or back to your hotel) by car.
During the first hours after surgery, you should continue to cool the genital area and lie down most of the time. On the following day, we will change the dressing at our practice. You will be supplied with compresses and wound dressing material for the next days.
You should take the antibiotic for about 4 days in total and the pain medication as required, but at least until the second postoperative day. On the third postoperative day, you can start having a shower again, but do not use any aggressive soap (for 7 days).
Since absorbable suture is used, the stitches do not need to be removed; however, they may start to itch after a few days. In this case, you may apply a sterile wound ointment (eg Bepanthen, aloe vera gel) to soothe the itchiness or have the stitches removed on day 12 after labia correction surgery (either by us or your gynecologist or GP).
Costs depend on the extent of surgery and the time involved: The reduction of the labia minora along their entire course, including the clitoral hood, above and below the clitoris takes approx. 2 hours and costs EUR 3,100. If in addition the correction of a clitoral protrusion is required, the costs are EUR 3,800. The reduction of the labia minora exclusively below the clitoris takes approx. 60 minutes. Here the costs are approx. EUR 1,900. The reduction of the labia majora alone costs EUR 2,800; the operating time is approx. 90 minutes.
Together with our partner MEDIPAY, we can work out the best financing option for you. In case of the pelvic floor tightening procedure, costs for the anaesthetist and the hospital stay must be added.
Approx. 80% of the swelling will have subsided after about 6 weeks. The remaining swelling, which will be hardly visible by then, will take comparatively longer to resolve, up to six months.
After labia reduction/labia correction, paraesthesia may be experienced along the scar, but this will soon resolve.
Since the nerves supplying the clitoris are running in the skin but in a deeper layer across the pubic bone, impaired sensitivity of the clitoris and sexual sensitivity is not to be expected.
In the first night after labia reduction/labia correction surgery, patients usually experience a burning sensation and pain of various degree. However, on the next day after surgery these symptoms will have considerably improved or resolved altogether. Also, you will be given enough analgesics to control the pain, so usually this is not a problem.
So far, we have not been reported any pain during sexual intercourse. This type of pain is not to be expected after all, as the scar line is located outside of the “friction zone”. To the best of our knowledge, no permanent complication of this type has ever been described in the medical literature.
There are no serious risks and complications associated with labia correction/labia reduction. You have to expect some swelling and mild bruising. Typically, most of these will have subsided after a few days.
It is extremely important that you avoid any strong friction in the genital area for at least six weeks to support the healing process. Sexual intercourse, horse riding, jogging, cycling, etc. are prohibited during this time! We recommend that you use a cross trainer or stepper if you would like to exercise during this period, as the leg position is somewhat wider, meaning there is no friction.
The procedure can be performed during any part of the menstrual cycle, including the days you are menstruating. However, after surgery you should avoid using tampons for 6 weeks and use pads instead.
Sexual intercourse is to be strictly avoided during the first six weeks after surgery as the significant friction would open up the wound edges again. As long as the sutures do not get in the way, you can have oral sex again four weeks after surgery.
For outpatient operations, you will need a total of three appointments:
consultation/preliminary examination, surgery, and a follow-up examination the morning after the operation. The consultation and surgical procedure may not take place on the same day. There has to be an interval of at least 24 hours between the initial consultation and the surgery itself.
After the operation, you should spend the night in Munich. We will be glad to help you find a suitable hotel.
We will be glad to help you find a suitable hotel of any kind. We have a partnership with Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, Munich, which means our patients are offered more favorable rates. They should, however, refer to our practice when booking the hotel or make the booking with our assistance .
Aesthetic and Functional Labiaplasty
The international textbook
by Prof. Gress
Published in January 2018 by Springer Verlag, it has developed into an international bestseller and standard work in plastic surgery