Cleft of Venus Narrowing Reduces the Size of the Labia Minora

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The Cleft of Venus narrowing procedure is a minor cosmetic surgery focusing on reducing the size of the labia minora (inner lips of the vagina), part of the pudendal cleft anatomy. This procedure aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of the vagina, often referred to as the vulvar cleft, and to reduce or eliminate any physical discomfort caused by an enlarged labia minora.
FemSculpt™ is the first practice dedicated exclusively to feminine rejuvenation. Dr. Sue Kafali is a board certified cosmetic gynecologist and is a renowned expert in women's vaginal rejuvenation and sexual wellness. Our procedures can help address the aesthetic and functional issues in order to restore a woman’s intimate well-being.

Cleft of Venus Narrowing Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cleft of Venus Narrowing?

Cleft of Venus narrowing is a procedure designed to refine the pudendal cleft, often referred to as the cleft of Venus meaning in lay terms, by reducing protruding tissue or enhancing the labia majora.

This procedure often is done in combination with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures:

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What is the pudendal cleft?

The pudendal cleft, also known as the cleft of Venus, the urogenital cleft, or the vulvar cleft, is the slit between the labia majora or outer vaginal lips, usually viewed in a standing position. Understanding the pudendal cleft anatomy is crucial in performing the Cleft of Venus narrowing procedure.

What causes a wide pudendal cleft?

The width of the cleft of Venus can vary. In some women, it is a narrow slit with no tissue protruding. In others, the clitoral hood tissue or the labia minora can protrude, causing it to appear wide. This protrusion and widening can be due to excess clitoral hood or labia minora tissue, deflated or thin labia majora, or a combination of these factors.

What is the purpose of Cleft of Venus narrowing?

Cleft of Venus narrowing is primarily a cosmetic procedure. It's chosen by women who prefer the "clean" look of a thin slit between the labia majora while in a standing position. You can see some before and after photos here.

Does Cleft Narrowing hurt?

As a surgical procedure, cleft of Venus narrowing may involve some discomfort. Swelling and bruising are common but temporary.

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What is the downtime for Cleft Narrowing?

You may have mild swelling or discomfort immediately following a cleft of venus narrowing procedure, however you should be able to return to work within 2-3 days.

How much does Cleft Narrowing cost?

The cost of Cleft of Venus Narrowing procedure in Chicago, Illinois will start at $3,500* and up and is typically offered as an add on procedure to a labiaplasty. The cost will vary depending on your individual case, Dr. Kafali's recommendation, and your desired outcome.

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*Pricing may change at any time without notice. Quoted cost does not include anesthesia.

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Dr. Sue Kafali


Board Certified OB/GYN, Cosmetic Gynecologist & Wellness Doctor

Dr. Sue Kafali, FACOG, is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Kafali's Chicago background in gynecology and female reproductive health inspired her to open the first and only practice dedicated exclusively to cosmetic gynecology & sexual wellness for women. Dr. Sue Kafali specializes in performing vaginal rejuvenation procedures, including
Labiaplasty Labia Minor Reduction, Vaginal Tightening, Labial Puff Fat Transfer, Labial Puff Filler Injections, O-ShotCleft of Venus Narrowing, Perineoplasty, Clitoral Hood Reduction, and Vaginal Tightening (Vaginoplasty).

Dr. Kafali's dedication to women's health, compassion, and exceptional patient care has earned her numerous awards, including the Top 10 OB/GYN Doctors in Illinois.

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Triple Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

Anh-Tuan Truong, MD, FACS, FAACS, is a skilled cosmetic surgeon double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. Located in River North, Chicago, Dr. Truong's approach to enhancing a person's appearance achieves a stunning and natural result that works in harmony with each person's unique anatomy.

Dr. Truong has extensive education and over 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery and aesthetics. He began his formal education at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana with a bachelor's degree in Pre-Med and English.

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