Labiaplasty, or labia reduction are cosmetic procedures that are unnoticeable to other people. That doesn’t mean the positive effects can be less profound.
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.
Labiaplasty at Aesthetica is generally performed using local anaesthetic with or without sedation or general anesthetic – it is up to you! The procedure usually only takes a little over an hour.
The cost for a labiaplasty starts at $4,900 (all inclusive). There is an additional fee if the clitoral hood is reduced as well.
Recovery time is usually 3-4 days; resuming full activity after 3-4 weeks.
Our doctors will spend as much time talking to you as you require; after examination will suggest solutions to your concerns.
You are also welcome to book in for a free informative chat with our patient advisor Julie, without being examined. She is happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure and will show 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.
If you are interested in a patient’s experience read our recent blog – A patient’s perspective.
Our experienced team of Doctors headed by Dr Ashley Granot, have been performing labiaplasty 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 :
- have started in adolescence and been too embarrassed to talk about it
- be due to the effects of childbirth
- be due to ageing
- be due to 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 Aesthetica 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.
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.
The Doctor will discuss your concerns and expectations, the likely results and options for a labiaplasty during your medical consultation. After an examination, he work with you to decide if the achievable outcome meet the results you desire.
At this stage you are often excited as there is someone who understands and can help you. We encourage you not to rush into this. You should not get caught in the moment and do something you may regret later. Time to think is important.
Labiaplasty procedure, cost and options
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 not happy with the result, can it be fixed and who pays for the revision?
How long does the labia reduction procedure take?
All labiaplasty procedures are done as a day procedure. They are usually performed with local anaesthetic and sedation, as required. It is up to you and if you would prefer a general anaesthetic, that can organised too.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible.
It takes about an hour for a labiaplasty minora to be performed.
How will I feel after my labiaplasty?
The labia reduction procedure itself is pain-free, and there is discomfort for about a day afterwards.
We are here to support you and you will be given an assortment of solutions to help you during this time.
There will be a little bit of bleeding for approximately 36 hours and you will be swollen.
You can usually return to work after resting 3 -4 days. Exercise is can be resumed after 3 -4 weeks.
Is labiaplasty or labia reduction option for me?
As with all cosmetic surgical procedures, labiaplasty in Melbourne is no different. It must be fully understood, so that you can give informed consent.
Your privacy is respected.
You can be assured that your consultation will be discreet.
Comprehensive information about labia reduction, risks, and recovery process will be provided to you during your no obligation, free consultation and again during your pre-op visit.
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. 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 itself 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.
Aesthetica offers an exceptionally precise clitoral hood reduction surgery for women seeking to improve the aesthetic appearance of their genital area by excising the extra skin lateral and above the clitoris.
The clitoris itself and its nerves are never touched.
Labia Majora Reduction
Labia majora, literally means outer lips or large lips, enclose and protect the other external reproductive organs. The labia majora contain sweat and oil-secreting glands.
The labia majora can be enlarged with excess skin and tissue.
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.
The scar is hidden in the crease between the inner and outer labia.
Before and After Photos
Due to the nature of these pictures we prefer to only show you minimal.
We have many before and after photos and are happy to send you more if you are interested before you come in for a consultation.
When will I see results?
With a labiaplasty procedure, healing is quite quick. The scar heals within a week and the stitches dissolve and will fall out from 1 -4 weeks.
Swelling can take 4-6 weeks to go down so the final result will not be seen for 6 weeks.
What are the risks?
There are inherent risks and possible complications with labiaplasty, as there are with any procedure.
We will discuss these in full with you during your consultation.
Scarring: Abnormal scarring: very rare. As the area is moist, the labia usually heals very well.
Infection: most unlikely. This surgical procedure is done under strict sterile conditions and you are given antibiotics as a precaution.
Excess bleeding: very rare. Great care is always taken to seal all bleeding vessels. However, very rarely, bleeding may occur.
How much does labiaplasty cost in Melbourne
All Aesthetica Image Centre labiaplasty costs are inclusive. It covers your all your labia reduction procedure costs, medications and aftercare.
Your initial consultation is free.
Costs for your labiaplasty procedure will be discussed at the time of your consultation as there are many variables. As an indication labiaplasty, labia reduction is $4,900.
If you have any questions, Julie, our patient advisor, is more than happy to help firstly via email or by calling 98246134.
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, 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.