Labiaplasty and Labia Minora Reduction Workup

Updated: Feb 25, 2022
  • Author: Rohit Seth, MD, PhD, MRCS(Edin); Chief Editor: Jorge I de la Torre, MD, FACS  more...
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Workup

Laboratory Studies

Routine preoperative laboratory studies are necessary to evaluate patients for appropriate health status if the procedure is being performed under a general anesthetic. When local anesthetic is used, if the history does not dictate it, baseline blood tests are seldom required.

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Imaging Studies

Routine imaging, such as a chest radiography, is conducted when indicated for those patients receiving general anesthesia. Ultrasonographic examinations may be performed on patients with a Bartholin cyst or unilateral hypertrophy of the labia majora.

However, the author carries out all the procedures under local anesthetic; therefore, a full workup is not required for the majority of patients.

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Diagnostic Procedures

Labia hypertrophy is a clinical diagnosis, which means that no diagnostic procedures are necessary. Patients with symptoms of infection, rash, or labial lesions require a gynecologic evaluation.

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Histologic Findings

Surgical specimens are not typically sent for pathologic study unless a mass or suspicious lesion is identified during surgery.

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Other Tests

There are no routine tests for labial hypertrophy unless the need for testing is indicated by findings in the history or examination.

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