Labiaplasty is a cosmetic genital surgical procedure that will reduce the size or change the shape of the small lips on the outside of the vagina (the labia minora).
Many women are born with a large or irregular labia. Others develop this condition after childbirth or with aging. The appearance of the enlarged labia can cause embarrassment with a sexual partner or loss of self-esteem.
Chronic labial irritation can sometimes develop in women who wear tight clothing. Discomfort can occur with sex, sports or other physical activities.
Labiaplasty surgery can greatly enhance the cosmetic appearance of the outer vagina, giving many women greater confidence and self-esteem. Women who experience a painful or irritated labia will often find relief after surgery.
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Where is the labiaplasty surgery performed and what type of anaesthesia is used for labiaplasty surgery?
We perform this procedure under general anaesthetic at an accredited day surgery. You will be asleep during the procedure and will awaken within minutes after the surgery is completed.
The most common risks of labiaplasty surgery may include bleeding, infection, and scarring, however these are very unusual.
You will have discomfort at the surgical site for the first few days which will then decrease. All patients are sent home with prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics. Full healing takes approximately six weeks. All sutures used are absorbable and therefore do not need to be removed.
We recommend post-operative visits at one, four and twelve weeks to ensure proper healing and excellent results. For our patients from outside the Sydney metropolitan area, we recommend visits at one week and three months.
Most patients return to work in two to four days after surgery. Medical certificates for work that do not state the type of surgery are available upon request.
We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for at least four weeks and possibly longer.
Sexual activity can resume six to eight weeks after the labiaplasty procedure.
For the vast majority of women the clitoris is the structure associated with sensory pleasure, not the labia. As such you should not notice any loss of pleasurable sensation after surgery. Many women find sexual activity more pleasurable because the labia are no longer irritated during intercourse.
Usually this area is not altered during the surgery. Some women do have excessive skin in this area and it can be trimmed to give a more pleasing and natural appearance at the time of surgery. This is called clitoral hood reduction and can be discussed at the time of consultation.
If the labia were interfering with intercourse, both of you will notice an improvement. Visually, your partner should notice that your labia are now smaller and better proportioned.
Labiaplasty can be combined with clitoral hood reduction and fat transfer to the labia majora.
Dr Nasser and her staff will be happy to discuss this procedure with you. Please feel free to call to speak with Dr Nasser at the time of the consult if you have any further questions, or use our convenient contact form.
Consultations can be scheduled any time and the surgery can be performed two to four weeks following the consult. A seven day cooling off period is required after the initial consult.
The initial consultation is $150. We believe once you meet Dr Nasser and our female dedicated team you would become our patient.
A seven day cooling off period is required between initial consult and the surgery.