Labioplasty Sydney – Vaginoplasty Australia


With age and childbirth the labia and surrounding vaginal tissue, both external and internal, can change in shape, size, and tone. In many cases, women are born with large labia and they are just not happy with parts of their genitalia.

This type of surgery includes procedures to alter and improve the function and appearance of the female genitals. Its a relatively new field in aesthetic surgery, but in later years this type of operation has become more popular. Many patients feel inhibited in their sexual relations and are also troubled by situations linked to swimming or sports.

Australia Plastic Surgery offers two types of genital surgery for women otherwise known as Vaginal Surgery:

  1. Operations of the Labia: to adjust irregularities in the appearance and reduced the size of the labia.
  2. Operation of the Vagina: tightening surgery of the pelvic floor muscles and the vagina.

Labial Reduction (Labioplasty or Labial Rejuvenation)

Many women are bothered by irregularities in the appearance of their labia. The most common irregularity is that the inner labia are too big. If these protrude far beyond the outer labia, there is a risk of chafing and they are also aesthetically less appealing. Surgery is needed to reduce the size of the inner labia.

A medical history and examination is conducted to determine if the patient is suitable candidate for the procedure.

The female genitalia are usually hidden but larger than average labia may protrude well beyond the outer lips of the vagina causing discomfort when they rub against clothing, during sport, or sex. Women with exceptionally long or unequal lengths of the inner lips (labia minora) can have them aesthetically reshaped.

Labial Reduction Surgery

Labial surgery is always done as day case, usually under general or local anaesthetic with sedation.

During the procedure the surgeon removes a wedge-shaped piece of tissue and re-attaches the labium in a new position so that the inner lips no longer protrude beyond the outer lips.

The stitches used are dissolved by the body, so there is no need for unpleasant physical removal in this delicate area.

After Labial Reduction Surgery

There is no need for bandages and it suffices to wash the area thoroughly with a hand-held shower twice a day

A burning or unpleasant feeling may be present but in general there is no need for painkillers.

Personal hygiene is extremely important for rapid healing.

You will be able to go home the same day.

The wound area will be reviewed in the clinic in a week time

Getting Back To Work and Normal Duties

Recovery is normally quick and easy.

Loose underwear should be worn for the first two weeks.

Three or four weeks later, sexual relations can be resumed while exercising certain caution.

Vaginal Tightening or Perineography

The most common cause of an enlarged vagina is childbirth. Some women suffer stretched pelvic floor muscles and vaginas after one or several births. This can lead to incontinence and some women also feel that they have changed and become so stretched that it has a negative impact on their sex lives. Post-menopausal women and those who have been treated for cervical cancer can find their vaginas have enlarged, and may seek help.

This procedure is designed to reconstruct the vaginal muscle producing tight vagina.

Your Perineography Consultation

During the first consultation the surgeon discusses any urological and sexual problems.

The vagina and the pelvic floor muscles are examined.

We need to determine that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Perineography Surgery

In this procedure, which is normally performed under local anesthesia with sedation as a day case, a section of vaginal lining is removed and the underlying muscles are repositioned in such a way that the outer third of the vagina is noticeably tighter. The surgeon will remove a wedge-shaped section of tissue from the wall of the vagina, the elastic tissue that is stretched and sometimes cut or torn during childbirth. Perineal muscles are then reconstructed and repaired. Finally Mucosa (linning of the vagina) are then rejoined with stitches. Any post-operative discomfort is similar to that of an episiotomy, where the perineum is cut during childbirth. This area usually heals well and the wound should settle within about 10 days.

After Perineography Surgery

A sanitary dressing may be applied immediately after surgery, and all wounds are sutured with dissolvable stitches. In the first week after surgery the area is likely to be swollen, and bruised, and urinating may be very uncomfortable. This burning and stinging sensation can be eased, either by urinating whilst showering, or pouring lukewarm water from a jug over the area whilst urinating. An ice pack (or bag of frozen peas) can be used to alleviate the discomfort and reduce the swelling.

What are the risks of Perineography surgery?

Fortunately complications with these procedures are very rare. They include: bleeding which usually stops spontaneously within 24 hours, infection which can normally be treated with antibiotics and finally, opening of parts of the wound, which if it happens, will normally heal spontaneously. Fortunately these complications are very rare.

Getting Back To Work and Normal Activities

We recommend that patients observe as much bed rest as possible during the first week after surgery. Personal hygiene is extremely important for rapid healing and twice-daily showering is essential. Loose underwear should be worn for the first two weeks. Tampons should not be used during the first six weeks.

Back to normal activities including penetrative sex in 6 weeks.

Other Genital Plastic Surgery

Various other procedures to improve the appearance, tone and sensation of the vagina can be performed.

Plastic Surgery Costs

Labioplasty (Labial Reduction)

Total Cost: $4,900 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anaesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost).

Medicare and/or Private health insurance will refund you some of the above total cost.

This price assumes hospital cover with a private fund. If fund cover does not apply in your situation, plan for additional costs of $2,500.

Vaginal Tightening

Total Cost: $7,900 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anaesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost).

Medicare and/or Private health insurance will refund you some of the above total cost.

Combined labioplasty and vaginal tightening

Total Cost: $10,900 (including Surgeon’s fee, Assistant Surgeons fee, Anaesthetist’s fee, Hospital, operating theatre and all follow up visits cost).

Medicare and/or Private health insurance will refund you some of the above total cost.

This price assumes top hospital cover with a private fund. If fund cover does not apply in your situation, plan for additional costs of $2,500.

Before and After Images

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