Definition of labiaplasty in US English:

labiaplasty

nounPlural labiaplasties

Medicine
  • Plastic surgery performed to alter the appearance of the labia, typically the labia minora, or to construct labia.

    ‘many patients requesting labiaplasty are in their 30s and 40s’
    • ‘A debate over the ethics of labiaplasty and other cosmetic gynecological operations has made its way into several mainstream medical journals.’
    • ‘Labiaplasty is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery.’
    • ‘Women who seek labiaplasty should discuss the pros and cons of different approaches with their doctor to determine which is best for their needs and situation.’
    • ‘Labiaplasty is less pricey than a great many other forms of plastic cosmetic surgery.’
    • ‘Cosmetic surgery is now moving farther south with procedures such as labiaplasty.’
    • ‘For male-to-female surgeries, the new policy will include penectomy, vaginoplasty, clitoroplasty, and labiaplasty.’
    • ‘According to the website, "The most commonly requested Labiaplasty surgery is reduction of the inner labia".’
    • ‘This study suggests that the media, romantic partners, and friends are influential in shaping women's decisions to undergo labiaplasty.’
    • ‘Mothers are coming to us after having had children, and they currently account for nearly half of all patients either having a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty.’
    • ‘If you do decide you want to have a labiaplasty, go to a specialist for a consultation.’

Origin

1990s: from labia + -plasty.

Pronunciation

labiaplasty

/ˈleɪbiəˌplæsti//ˈlābēəˌplastē/