Popular with those who would like a more complementary size and shape to their most intimate area, labiaplasty is a procedure designed to re-shape and beautify the inner lips of the vagina ("labia minora"), or the outer lips ("labia majora").
At her state-of-the-art practice in Richmond Melbourne, Dr Jane Paterson has had extensive experience in labiaplasty surgery (also known as ‘labia majora surgery’, ‘labia minora surgery’, ‘labia reduction surgery’ and ‘labioplasty’) for women who want to reduce the labia to a more comfortable size, while ensuring a more youthful vaginal appearance.
It is not uncommon for women to feel unhappy with the appearance and structure of their vagina, especially if the labia minora are asymmetrical or particularly long. Protruding labia minora can have adverse effects on women’s day-to-day life and personal relationships. In such instances, a labia reduction treatment, a labiaplasty, may be beneficial. Labiaplasty involves re-sculpting the labia minora to a size that the patient finds more satisfactory.
“I am a female plastic surgeon, specialising in female cosmetic surgery procedures, providing plastic surgery for women only. When you come to see me (your surgeon, not an assistant or nurse) I will talk to you and listen. I will examine you and we will talk about your options. I will show you a full photo album of before and after photos. You will see enormous variation between women and understand that no two women are the same. Most women are not even the same from side to side.”
Large or asymmetrical labia minora (inner lips) which result in protrusion cause women discomfort. The most common concerns of women requesting labiaplasty are:
- Feelings of self-consciousness or embarrassment due to uneven or protruding labia
- Discomfort caused by protruding labia rubbing on clothing
- Childbirth distortion
- Painful intercourse
- Discomfort during exercise, running or bike riding
Women may be embarrassed by the appearance of their genitalia, and these days, with nothing except airbrushed magazines as a reference, women can easily become confused as to what normal labia constitute. It’s so important for women to understand that while all shapes of labia are normal, no two women are the same and every woman’s intimate area is different.
For the right patient, labiaplasty, or labia reduction surgery, is an operation with results that can last a lifetime. Patients often comment following surgery, that they feel more feminine and definitely more self-confident. They are no longer embarrassed. Women are often more relaxed with a sense of satisfaction which they didn’t have before.
For your convenience, Dr Jane Paterson welcomes prospective patients to schedule a private consultation. During this appointment, you and Dr Jane Paterson can discretely discuss your options. You will be fully informed of the potential risks and limitations, as well as all costs of labiaplasty including the cost of your specialist anaesthetist, the fully accredited Melbourne hospital, and all of your post-operative care and appointments.
Dr Jane Paterson is your point of contact through every step of your procedure and will ensure you feel comfortable and fully informed prior to proceeding to surgery.