1. Health

What Are the Labia Minora? Labia Majora?

By

Updated May 18, 2011

What Are the Labia Minora? Labia Majora?

Female External Genitalia

Question: What Are the Labia Minora? Labia Majora?
Answer: Labia is a Latin-derived term meaning "lips." The labia majora (outer lips) are folds of skin on either side of the opening to the vagina and are covered with hair in most adult women. The labia minora (inner lips) are the smaller hairless folds of tissue just within the labia majora on either side of the opening to the vagina.

Why Would a Woman Get a Labiaplasty?

What Causes Enlargement of the Labia Minora?

Is There a Difference Between a Labiaplasty and a Vaginoplasty?

How Many Women Are Getting Labiaplasties?

Who Is an Appropriate Candidate For A Labiaplasty?

Where Are the Incisions Made for a Labiaplasty?

How Is a Labiaplasty Performed?

How Long Is a Labiaplasty Procedure?

What Type of Anesthesia Is Used for a Labiaplasty?

Is a Labiaplasty Painful?

How Much Does a Labiaplasty Cost?

When Can I Go Back to Work After a Labiaplasty?

When Will I Be Able to Sit, Walk, and Exercise After a Labiaplasty?

How Soon After a Labiaplasty Can I Have Sex?

Will I Have Scars Down There?

When Can I Expect a Final Result?

Is a Labiaplasty Safe?

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.