Labiaplasty Surgery in our Brisbane Clinic
- Procedure done pain-free in our clinic under local anaesthetic
- Experienced and qualified surgeon
- Back to work in 2-4 days
- All-inclusive, premium surgical and recovery package – $4,620
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.
For some women, their labia can be a problem with sports such as bike riding or horse riding. For others, they can be uncomfortable wearing tight-fitted clothing. More often than not, women feel self-conscious about their large labia and find this can interfere with intimate relationships or with intercourse.
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
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; some women feel very self conscious about their large labia and this can interfere in their intimate relationships and with intercourse.
For some women only one side is too large and this side is simply reduced to match the smaller side.
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.
Most patients feel a little sore for 2 or 3 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.
For most women it is somewhere around a month after the operation if healing is normal.
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.