International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 25, Issue 6, pp 841–843 | Cite as

Vulvar anatomy and labia minoraplasty

  • Ladin A. Yurteri-KaplanEmail author
  • Jeannine M. Miranne
  • Cheryl B. Iglesia
IUJ Video


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.


Vulvar anatomy Labia minoraplasty Labioplasty Labiaplasty 



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.

Conflicts of interest



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

Supplementary material


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Copyright information

© The International Urogynecological Association 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ladin A. Yurteri-Kaplan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeannine M. Miranne
    • 1
  • Cheryl B. Iglesia
    • 1
  1. 1.Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive SurgeryMedstar Washington Hospital Center/Georgetown University School of MedicineWashingtonUSA

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