The two main reasons are discomfort and aesthetics. Many women feel uncomfortable or irritated when wearing tight clothing, having sexual intercourse, or exercising; Other women want to look “prettier”. Often these women feel embarrassed or self-conscious in front of their partners.
Yes. Whether you have had children or not is not an issue. The issue is whether the enlarged labia causes physical discomfort or unhappiness because of their appearance.
The average length of a labiaplasty procedure is between 1 and 2 hours. An additional hour is spent in the recovery room under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
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.
Usually, this area is not altered during the surgery. Some women 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.
Most patients return to work 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.
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.
We recommend post-operative visits at one, four and twelve weeks to ensure proper healing and excellent results. We recommend visits at one week and three months for our patients from outside the Sydney metropolitan area.
Sexual activity can resume six to eight weeks after the labiaplasty procedure.
For most 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 the sexual activity more pleasurable because the labia are no longer irritated during intercourse.
If the labia were interfering with intercourse, both of you would 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 at 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 the initial consult and the surgery.