Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reduce the size of your labia. The procedure can be performed on your labia minora, labia majora or reduction of the bulkiness of your clitoral hood. Labiaplasty is performed at Aesthetica by Dr Ashley who has over 30 years experience and is continually improving his techniques for a more natural looking, pleasing result.No-one will ever know you have had the procedure done!
He prefers to perform labiaplasty pain free using local anaesthetic, however sedation and general anaesthetic are also options to consider.
Our friendly team of experienced Doctors, nurses and support staff at Aesthetica Image Centre, Melbourne, understand the sensitive nature of your concerns. We are happy to help and support you throughout your journey, because often; not many people know what you are going through. for this reason, our initial consultation is free so you can get to know us.
You are welcome to request phone call for more information or email our patient advisor Julie. She is happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure and will send you many before and after photos. Or if that’s too hard you are welcome to send an email or call her on 9824 6134.
An interesting blog is by one of our patients on her experience – A patient’s personal journey.
Our experienced team of Doctors headed by Dr Ashley, have been performing labiaplasty surgery procedures in Melbourne for over 15 years. They are regularly refining their technique and training in the United States under the guidance of Dr Red Alinsod. Dr Alinsod developed and pioneered many of the innovative techniques in this area of labiaplasty, labia reduction and vaginal rejuvenation.
You are not alone – Some Labiaplasty statistics…
Approximately 30 percent of women have excess genital tissue (or large labia).
This problem may be :
- an adolescence problem
- due to the effects of childbirth
- resulting to the ageing process
- caused by trauma resulting in labia enlargement, unevenness, or traumatic tears that affects the size or appearance the labia
This can result in:
- discomfort with intimate contact
- chronic rubbing while playing sport or bike riding causing chaffing or irritation of the labia.
- a pulling sensation
- vulva pain
Most women simply live with these symptoms because they are not aware that there are options available, or too embarrassed to ask .
Your Free Aesthetica Labiaplasty, labia reduction consultation.
Once you decide you would like to explore your options further, it is important to have a personal consultation with a Doctor. This consultation at Aesthetica is free. Email us or call for an appointment on 98246134.
Your privacy will be respected and you can be assured that your consultation will be discreet.
The Doctor will discuss your concerns and expectations, the likely results and options for a labiaplasty during your medical consultation. After an examination, they work with you to decide if the achievable outcome meet the results you desire.
Other concerns can also be discussed during your consultation.
- perineal tear repairs from child birth or
- lax or stretched vagina. For further information vaginal tightening
You will have the opportunity to see lots of before and after photos of labia reduction and will certainly see some similar to your own area of concern.
Questions about labia reduction not to be afraid to ask the Doctor:
- How long has the Doctor been performing labia reduction / labiaplasty?
- How often do they perform labiaplasty?
- Are my expectations realistic?
- What support do I get after my labiaplasty?
- If I am unhappy with the result, who will pay for a revision?
Labiaplasty labia reduction procedure
All labiaplasty procedures are done as a day procedure and takes an hour for a labiaplasty minora.
They are usually performed with local anaesthetic and sedation, as required. If you would prefer a general anaesthetic, that can organised too.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
Recovery after my labiaplasty?
The labia reduction procedure itself is pain-free, and there is some discomfort for a couple of days.
We are here to support you via text and phone calls and reviews.
There will be bleeding, which will be slight, for approximately 36 hours.
As a result, you can usually return to work after resting 3 -4 days. Exercise is can be resumed after 3 -4 weeks.
Labia minora Reduction
The labia minora also known as the inner lips vary in size, shape and colour, but resemble flower petals and can range in colour from a purple, pink, brown, or red. Hence, the purpose of your labia minora is to protect your vagina and urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of your body) from bacteria.
Labiaplasty, labia reduction is the removal of excess, floppy, or uneven labia minora (smaller interior vaginal lips).
This procedure designed to help women feel more confident about the way they look.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Clitoral hood reduction involves removing excess skin on either side of the clitoris.
Genetics, estrogen, and testosterone exposure can make significant changes in the way the clitoral area appears. Labiaplasty surgery on it’s own, may result in the appearance of a relatively larger clitoral area since the excess labia have been removed drawing the eyes to the clitoral region.
As a result, Aesthetica offers an exceptionally, precise clitoral hood reduction surgery for women seeking to improve the aesthetic appearance. It is only skin deep and the clitoris and it’s nerves avoided.
Labia Majora Reduction
Labia majora, literally means outer lips or large lips. Excess skin and tissue make the labia majora enlarged.
Our Doctors have refined the labiaplasty majora technique over the years to safely reduce the size of the labia majora by excising a crescent shaped portion of the inner portion of the majora.
Before and After Photos
We have many before and after photos. However, due to the personal nature of these pictures, we can email you some before you come in for a consultation.
When will I see results?
Labiaplasty procedures especially, heal quite quick.
The scar heals within a week and the stitches dissolve and will fall out from 1 -4 weeks.
Swelling takes 4-6 weeks to go down. You will see the final result after 6 weeks.
What are the risks?
While complications and risks are rare, as there are with any procedure are still possible.
We will discuss these in full with you during your consultation.
Abnormal Scarring: very rare.
Infection: most unlikely.
Excess bleeding: very rare.
Labiaplasty cost in Melbourne
Your initial consultation is free.
All Aesthetica Image Centre labiaplasty costs are inclusive. It covers your all your labia reduction procedure costs, medications and aftercare.
Our price for labia minora reduction is $4,900. This is an inclusive cost covering your procedure, before and aftercare. Aftercare can also include Red light treatments which aid in recovery and reduction of swelling.
However, if you prefer a general anaesthetic then there will be additional anaesthetist and theatre fees. (If eligible, private health insurance and Medicare maybe applicable for the general).
Finally, if you have any questions at all, Julie, our patient advisor, is more than happy to help firstly via email or by calling 98246134.
Centrefold Video on impression of large labia
Due to the private nature we thought this video helps explain your thought process.
Four years ago documentary filmmaker Ellie Land saw reports in the national press about an increasing trend in women undergoing labia surgery to reduce and neaten the appearance of their labia. Hence, she set out to make a documentary exploring the subject.
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, and partnered with leading clinicians Sarah Creighton and Lih-Mei Liao from University College Hospitals London, Centrefold is an award-winning animated documentary presenting the personal accounts of three women who have had a labiaplasty.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks.
Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.