Labiaplasty is also known as labioplasty, labia reduction, inner lip reduction, clitoral hood reduction.
We can offer you
- Labiaplasty surgery as a day procedure using a local anaesthetic. Or if you prefer under a general anaesthetic.
- One on one consultations with the surgeon Dr Ashley.
- You should be able to return to work after 3-4 days rest.
- The latest healing post-operative treatments – Aesthetica Surgical Aftercare Program
- Extensive aftercare
Labiaplasty is the surgical procedure that precisely modifies the size and thickness of the labia minora. It does not affect any functionality.
Dr Ashley leads our team of surgeons. He has over 20 years of experience in labiaplasty surgery and has performed over 1,000 labiaplasties. At present, we are performing 2 -3 per week.
Dr Ashley is regularly refining is technique and training in the United States under the guidance of Dr Red Alinsod. He developed and pioneered many of the innovative techniques labiaplasties.
By continually improving his technique, you are receiving the latest techniques that will give you a pleasing natural-looking result.
Most importantly, no-one should ever know you have had the procedure done.
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.
Labia Minora Reduction Surgery
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.
Clitoral Hood Reduction Surgery
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.
Labia Majora Reduction Surgery
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The labia reduction surgery itself is pain-free.
Our ASAP program will be tailored to your needs.
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.
When will I see results?
Labiaplasty procedures generally heal quite quickly with the stitches dissolving and falling out after 2 – 4 weeks.
Swelling can take 4-6 weeks to go down.
Most importantly, you have to be patient because it usually takes 6-8 weeks to see the final labiaplasty result.
Labiaplasty Risks and Complications
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 Before and After Photos
We have many labiaplasty surgery before and after photos.
However, due to the personal nature of these pictures, we prefer to email them to you.
Or better still, we can show you many at a consultation with our Patient Advisor, Julie Plumley.
What Does Labiaplasty Cost?
Your labiaplasty cost is discussed in detail at your first consultation. All consultations are free. Your free personal consultation with Dr Ashley will discuss your concerns, explain your options and also helps you get to know us.
The price for labiaplasty done using local anaesthetic is $4,600.00.
It 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.
Is labiaplasty covered by Medicare?
We can discuss this with you during your consultation.
There is a criteria to be met to receive the Medicare rebate.
(If eligible, private health insurance and Medicare may be applicable. But only for the general anaesthetic).
Approximately 39% of women have excessive labia. You are not alone - Some female facts:
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.
Use the Contact Form to ask a question or to book your complimentary appointment.
It is important to understand that any surgical, medical procedure or proven non-surgical treatment carries risks.
Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.