A labiaplasty will reconstruct and enhance your feminine form to help you feel more comfortable and confident.
What Is a Labiaplasty?
Also known as a labioplasty, labia reduction, vaginal rejuvenation, or vaginoplasty, labiaplasty surgery is popular among women who would like a more complementary size and shape to their most intimate area. Labiaplasty is a procedure designed to reshape the inner lips of the vagina (“labia minora”) or the outer lips (“labia majora”).
The labiaplasty procedure involves re-sculpting the labia minora to a size that the patient finds more satisfactory. For the right patient, labiaplasty, or labia reduction surgery, is an operation with results that can be life-changing.
This form of vaginal rejuvenation will improve the appearance of the labia (labia minora) and correct irregularities. Patients will also experience more comfort during everyday activities and intercourse.
Labiaplasty surgery should not be decided upon lightly. A labiaplasty might be suitable for you if you can relate to the below:
- Do you find yourself feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your vagina lips?
- Are you emotionally distressed about the appearance of your vagina lips?
- Do your vagina lips cause you any irritation during sexual intercourse or certain physical activities?
- Does the appearance of your vagina stop you from participating in certain activities?
Download Our Labiaplasty Guide
For your convenience, Dr Jane Paterson has put together a comprehensive downloadable guide to the labiaplasty procedure so that you can find all the information you need in the one place.
This guide is designed to simply aid you in your decision-making. Explore the labiaplasty procedure, benefits, potential risks and limitations, procedure cost as well as what to expect post-surgery.
Should I Get a Labiaplasty?
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 may be beneficial.
“I am a female plastic surgeon, specialising in female cosmetic surgery procedures, providing plastic surgery for women only,” Dr Jane says. “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.”
What are the risks?
All surgery carries some risk and it is important to be informed of those specific to your procedure. Some of the risks associated with labiaplasty are:
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection or blood clots
- Bruising and swelling
Dr Jane will do her best to reduce and manage these risks. She is an experienced and qualified surgeon who is committed to your health and safety. Rest assured that you are in safe hands.
What is the recovery period for labiaplasty?
It is normal to experience a little bleeding within the first 36 hours after the procedure. Swelling will also occur but this is usually gone within a fortnight. It is recommended that you are on bed rest for 2-3 days following your labiaplasty surgery. This is so the body has time to heal and is not irritated by any friction associated with moving around.
We recommend taking a week off work and your usual activities to ensure you heal properly. Any activities that would affect your surgery site such as biking or intercourse, should be avoided for 6 weeks.
We will monitor your recovery through post-operative appointments and phone calls. We are here to support you through your healing period and answer any questions or concerns.
Why Choose Dr Jane For Labiaplasty?
At her state-of-the-art practice in Richmond Melbourne, Dr Jane Paterson has had extensive experience in labiaplasty surgery for women who want to reduce the labia to a more comfortable size, while ensuring a more youthful vaginal appearance.
Dr Jane strongly welcomes prospective patients to schedule a private consultation. During this appointment, you and Dr Jane Paterson can discretely discuss your options.
If you would like to find out more information regarding labiaplasty or to book in a consultation with Dr Jane Paterson, please contact us today at our Richmond clinic on (03) 9429 3343.
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.