Labiaplasty Surgery in Brisbane

    • Procedure is performed in an Accredited Day Hospital under local or general anaesthetic
    • Experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon
    • Our patients have typically been back to office work in 5-7 days.
    • All-inclusive surgical and recovery package.

The Labiaplasty procedure, also known as labioplasty, this procedure is more recently classified as part of female genital cosmetic surgery.

Each woman is different anatomically. As access to images of women’s genitalia becomes easier, many women wonder if they are normal. Unfortunately, because many of the images these normal women see have been altered using imaging software, this can create an unrealistic expectation of what normal anatomy looks like.

Although there has been a lot of controversy surrounding this kind of surgery, there are women out there suffering from real problems, many of them have not felt comfortable enough to seek help.

About the Labiaplasty Operation

Labiaplasty is a medical procedure that reduces unwanted tissue around the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips). In all these cases, the labia minora or labia majora cause symptoms that can include pain, discomfort or embarrassment.

It is usually performed under local anaesthetic as a walk-in walk-out procedure, but if the patient prefers a general anaesthetic (being put to sleep) this can be arranged.

Most women can return to work within a week. Sexual activity can usually resume after 3-4 weeks if healing is as expected.

If you would like to learn more about undergoing the labiaplasty procedure in Melbourne, including availability of surgeon, risks and expected results, please get in touch with our friendly team who will be happy to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this operation for?

There is a very wide variation in normal anatomy, and this is particularly true for the external female genitalia.

For some women their labia are large and can be a problem when doing sports like bike riding or horse riding; for others it can be uncomfortable to wear certain clothing or even precludes the wearing of swim wear.

For some women only one side is too large and this side is simply reduced to match the smaller side.

The procedure?

Under a light sedation and local anaesthetic the excess skin is removed and sutures used to close the incisions made.

The procedure usually takes around an hour and patients can go home soon afterwards.

Recovery time?

Most patients feel a little sore for 5-7 days and can usually return to work after that time provided they don’t do a lot of walking.

A pad is worn to absorb any exudate. The sutures are dissolving and for most women don’t need to be taken out.

Pain is usually minimal and controlled with simple analgesics; salt baths help to sooth the area and keep it clean.

How long before I can get back to sex?

For most women it is somewhere around a month after the operation if healing is normal.

Are there visible scars?

For most people the scars are virtually invisible and cannot be seen after a few months of healing and remodelling of the tissues in the area.