The Labia minora are the inner lips of the opening of the vagina. These are different in every woman and naturally change in appearance as a woman ages, especially after the vaginal delivery of a baby. These changes are normal and to be expected, but many women are unhappy with the appearance of their labia minora, for a range of different reasons.
Oftentimes an enlarged or abnormal labia minora can be uncomfortable during sex or can be visible in tight clothing and cause discomfort when exercising or performing every day activities. These issues can severely impact on a woman’s self-esteem, sexuality and relationships. A labiaplasty procedure has the ability to correct these issues, enhancing your confidence and comfort while performing every day activities.
If you are interested in a labiaplasty on the Gold Coast, our plastic surgeon Dr Dilip is experienced in a range of surgical procedures, including labiaplasty surgery. In addition, he has over 21 years of experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures and has the knowledge to achieve the results that you desire. Book a free consultation by filling out the form below and start your journey to get the body you’ve always wanted.
Labiaplasty surgery is simply a cosmetic reduction or reshaping of the labia minora. This procedure does not tighten the vagina or increase sexual stimulation, however it does have the ability to reduce sexual distress caused by an enlarged or abnormal labia minora. A labiaplasty is performed to reduce discomfort and other emotional issues that may arise with displeasure regarding the size or shape of the labia minora. Furthermore, a labiaplasty can also be performed simply for cosmetic reasons, to improve the overall appearance of the labia minora and genital region.
The procedure is generally performed under general anesthetic, which lasts around a day. Generally speaking, a labiaplasty involves the surgical removal of excess labia tissue. There are a range of different labiaplasty procedures and Dr Dilip will decide the best procedure to suit your individual needs in your initial pre-surgery consultation.
After a labiaplasty procedure the area around the labia will be painful for a couple of days. You must refrain from sex and using tampons for approximately 6 weeks to give the area a chance to heal after your surgery. Dr Dilip will manage your pain with pain medication to ensure that you are comfortable after the labiaplasty surgery. Walking and light duties can be resumed after 2-6 days. Generally speaking, patients can resume normal everyday activities within around three weeks of the surgery. Dr Gahankari will discuss your surgical options and recovery times at your initial consultation, prior to the labiaplasty procedure.
During the labiaplasty procedure the labia minora will be decreased to the size and shape you discussed with Dr Dilip in your initial consultation. You will be able to see the results of your labiaplasty instantly. Keep in mind however it may take around two months for the full results to be evident, as the area will still having a substantial amount of swelling and the incisions will be healing.
Gold Coast labiaplasty packages start from $3500, based on a standard procedure. This fee includes: surgical fees, theatre fees, anaesthetic fees, and post-operative follow up care. Please phone 07 5539 4611 for details on a labiaplasty on the Gold Coast.
*Initial complimentary consultation will be with our aesthetic nurse.