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Dermal Fillers

Creating volume in your face

What are injectable dermal fillers and how do they work?
Dermal fillers are used to fill or replace the lost volume in static wrinkles, lines and folds or to enhance lips and facial features. Unlike anti-wrinkle injections, they do not affect facial muscle contraction. Generally, dermal fillers in Melbourne are used in the treatment of wrinkles, lines, and folds that appear at rest, rather than those that appear during facial expression. Wrinkles due to facial expression are best treated with anti-wrinkle injections. These fillers can also be used to enhance, define, or enlarge lips, and to shape the face by injection into cheeks, chins, and noses. We have recently launched the new Aesthetica Blog, you will find other interesting information on Injectable fillers and facial rejuvenation there. The full range of cosmetic filler treatments are offered at Aesthetica, the latest next-generation filler is a smooth injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar that is found naturally within the tissues of living cells, including human skin.
Filler treatments tailored to your needs.
At Aesthetica we do not just use one general-purpose filler for every purpose, we recognize that your individual requirements are specific to you and will vary depending on your expectations of the treatment and the areas you need to be treated. etc
Lip enhancement with dermal fillers.
Lip enhancement and rejuvenation are some of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures. Dermal fillers in Melbourne can be used to softly enhance your lips, providing a natural look and feel whilst giving fullness and definition to the lips. By treating the border of the upper and/or lower lip fillers can enhance lip contour and definition. All of the dermal fillers in use at Aesthetica are soft, pliable and have a natural feel.
Is a filler treatment right for me?
Dermal fillers in Melbourne are suitable for both women and men of virtually any age who would like to reduce their facial wrinkles lines and folds or enhance their lips and facial features. This is an uncomplicated walk in, walk out treatment and you will be able to return to your daily activities or work immediately. The full range of cosmetic filler treatments are offered at Aesthetica, the beauty of these products is they do not require allergy testing, unlike collagen injections where the patient can have an allergic reaction. All the products we use are suitable for creating fuller features, most notably lips, eliminating wrinkles and depressions. At Aesthetica we are licensed to use all the popular filler products, this enables us to provide the best alternatives to suit each patient.
What happens in a typical treatment?
At Aesthetica our doctors and trained nurses are available for a free consultation where they recommend the most appropriate filler treatment to suit your features and desired look. Your treatment is performed either by a doctor or by a fully trained nurse under the supervision of an Aesthetica doctor. Treatment with dermal fillers usually takes 20-40 minutes after consultation, depending of course on the number of areas treated. The injection itself should cause minimal discomfort, your Aesthetica Doctor or nurse may decide to administer a topical cream or local anesthetic to help numb the area being treated.
How long before I will need another treatment?
Treatments usually last up to 6 months with regular repeat treatments producing longer-lasting effects of up to 12 months, sometimes longer. Most people choose to return for a top-up about 9 months after their first treatment.
What should I do after my filler injections to ensure the best results?
Apply a cold compress on the treated areas to relieve swelling and possible bruising. You should avoid strenuous exercise, drinking alcohol and exposure to extremes of hot and cold as this opens up blood vessels and may increase bruising or swelling. The full effect may not be visible for 2-10 days or until any residual swelling subsides. For further information on our Dermal fillers, please either, call 03 9824 6134  or email us, for a no-obligation appointment or inquire about options regarding your concerns.


Labia Minora

They are usually two flaps of skin either side of the vagina. They act as protective structures for the vagina, clitoris and urinary orifice. The labia minora can vary in size, shape and colour. Labia minora reduction surgery will reduce excess, floppy, or uneven skin.
The labia minora is also known as the inner lips. They can vary in size, shape and colour. Above all, your labia minora is there to protect your vagina and urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of your body) from bacteria. Labia minora reduction surgery will remove excess, floppy, or uneven labia minora, to give you a pleasing look.

Labia Majora

Our surgeons continue to refine their labia majora reduction surgery technique. They reduce the size of the labia majora by excising a crescent-shaped portion of the inner portion of the majora.

Clitoral Hood Reduction

Aesthetica surgeons have been trained in clitoral hood reduction surgery. It is a precise procedure that works closely around the clitoris without affecting its functionality.
It can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or as part of a labiaplasty.
Clitoral Hood reduction involves removing excess skin on either side of the clitoris. Most importantly, our advanced techniques do not go near your clitoris or any of the nerves.

Your Labiaplasty Procedure

We prefer to perform our labiaplasty as a surgical day procedure using a local anaesthetic, with or without sedation. It takes about an hour for a labiaplasty.
However, if you feel that’s all too much then a general anaesthetic can be an option. It’s up to you.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible


Your Recovery

We recommend bed rest for 2-3 days to reduce discomfort and aid healing.
Dr Ashley and your nurse will monitor your recovery through a number of post-operative check-ups and phone calls/texts.
In the first 12-24 hours there will be bleeding and discomfort. You will be given appropriate pain relief and ice to help you through this time.
Swelling can also cause discomfort. It can last up to 4-6 weeks. However, the majority will go down within a fortnight.
Following your ASAP labiaplasty aftercare, usually means you can return to work after 3 -4 days.
Gentle exercise can be resumed after 3 -4 weeks.


How much does labiaplasty cost?

Your labiaplasty cost will be discussed in detail at your first free consultation.
Dr Ashley will discuss your concerns, and explain your options.
The price for labiaplasty using a local anaesthetic is $4,600.00.
It costs includes all your labia reduction procedure costs, medication and all your labiaplasty ASAP aftercare.
If you prefer a general anaesthetic then there will be additional anaesthetist and theatre fees and maybe be covered by
We can discuss this with you during your consultation.
(If eligible, private health insurance and Medicare may be applicable. But only for the general anaesthetic).

Labiaplasty Risks

As with all surgery procedures, labiaplasty risks and complications are possible, however, rare.
We will discuss these in full with you during your consultation.
Abnormal Scarring: very rare.
Infection: most unlikely.
Excess bleeding: very rare.


Labiaplasty experience

Everyone has their own reason for wanting to consider a Labioplasty
We are grateful to have 2 girl’s diaries to read.
We hope you find them helpful in your thought process.

Interesting facts- you are not alone

Labiaplasty statistics

Approximately 39% of women have excessive labia and less than 15% of these women do something about it!
The problem may be :

  • an adolescence problem
  • because of childbirth
  •  resulting from the natural ageing process of our body
  •  caused by trauma resulting in labia enlargement, unevenness, or traumatic tears that affect the size or appearance the labia

This can result in:

  • labia discomfort during intercourse
  • chronic rubbing
  • chaffing while playing a sport or bike riding
  • a pulling sensation
  • vulva pain

Most women simply live with these symptoms. They are not aware that there are options available, or too embarrassed to ask.
This is one of the reasons that the internet has been so helpful for these women.
Labiaplasty has risen from 444 women in 2000 to 1,427 in 2014 in Australia.
(Unfortunately there are no more recent statistics)

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