Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to address the size and shape of the labia with female genital surgery. At Cosmos Aesthetics, our Labiaplasty surgery is performed by plastic and reconstructive surgeon Associate Professor Peter Haertsch AM MBBS FRACS FRCS(Ed).
WHAT IS LABIAPLASTY?
Labiaplasty is a female genital surgery option to address the size and shape of both the labia majora and labia minora (the skin folds around the vaginal opening). Women may experience enlarged labia majora or minora due to any number of factors, and enlargement can develop during puberty, after childbirth, or simply due to the ageing process.
Undergoing a Labiaplasty can reduce the size and change the shape of the labia. For some women an enlarged labia can make them uncomfortable and cause discomfort, irritation, or chafing from friction against underwear and clothing. For suitable candidates, Labiaplasty surgery may improve or alleviate these symptoms.
Depending on the specific needs and individual circumstances of the patient, Labiaplasty is a day case procedure performed under IV sedation or general anaesthetic. Clitoral Hypertrophy to reduce the size of the clitoral hood may be combined with Labiaplasty, and a Vaginoplasty can also be performed at the same time to tighten the vaginal wall.
Associate Professor Peter Haertsch offers all aspects of female genital surgery. Your personalise surgical needs to address your individual situation can be discussed privately at your confidential and supportive consultation.
Labiaplasty is surgery performed by doctors as a day procedure, meaning you go home on the same day that you have surgery. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and potential complications to consider, which will be discussed at length during your initial consultations with the doctor. All potential patients must understand that not everyone is suitable for Labiaplasty, your personal suitability for surgery will be assessed and confirmed by the doctor at your consultation.
The advantages of Labiaplasty are that it can deliver a natural result, while avoiding many of the potential problems experienced with other surgical techniques. Most importantly of all, being only a superficial dissection and not a ‘full thickness’ wedge of tissue removal, the blood and nerve innervation to the labia are not compromised, and therefore, normal sensation of the labia is maintained.
Anyone considering having a Labiaplasty procedure must think carefully about their options, understand the risks and benefits of surgery, and only proceed for the right reasons. You must also keep in mind that the timing of surgery is always important, downtime of 2-4 weeks post-procedure is required, during which the patient must refrain from sexual activity and vigorous exercise. Your doctor will provide you with comprehensive information and detailed instructions on how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect during the recovery period.
The costs to undergo Labiaplasty will always vary from person to person depending on factors such as the patient’s individual situation, their specific surgical needs, and desired result expectations. In some cases, Medicare or private health fund rebates may apply, this can be discussed with the doctor and your insurance provider. The cost of the initial consultation starts from $200. A comprehensive quote including a breakdown of all associated costs, and the total price of your personalised surgical treatment plan, will be provided to you during your consultations with the doctor.
Your suitability for surgery and individual treatment options to address your needs, will be discussed with you during a non-judgemental and supportive consultation.
DECIDING ON LABIAPLASTY
Before deciding you want to have a Labiaplasty, you must ensure that you fully understand the Labiaplasty procedure, including all the potential risks, side effects, and complications from surgery, which can be permanent. It is imperative that you always ask lots of questions during your initial consultations with the doctor, and take your time considering all aspects of what undergoing this surgery involves.
The results from surgery will vary based on a range of factors that are different from person to person. Finally, the decision to undergo Labiaplasty or any form of cosmetic surgery should be yours and yours only. Multiple consultations with our doctors, a GP referral, and a mandatory minimum seven day cooling off period following your second consultation, are all required at Cosmos Aesthetics before a patient can decide to book for Labiaplasty.
BOOKING A LABIAPLASTY CONSULTATION
To begin the process of understanding if Labiaplasty is an option for you, including understanding the procedure, recovery information, the risks of surgery, what makes a suitable candidate, or to book your first consultation, call us on 1300 138 797 or email an enquiry via our contact us form today!