Labiaplasty Vaginal Laser Surgery
Vaginal Tightening and Correction Surgery
Overly large or asymmetrical inner labia (the labia minora) can be emotionally challenging, as well as causing discomfort and embarrassment for many women. Some people may feel that genital surgery is of the least importance. In reality, however, it could be quite the opposite.
Many women feel abnormal and self-conscious, and may avoid wearing a bathing suit because they feel that their labia is overly large and noticeable. Women tend to arrive at these conclusions by themselves. It can lead them to avoiding intimacy and isolating themselves.
Labiaplasty is a very effective technique to correct this problem. Using a laser, Dr. Roberts removes a wedge of the excessive tissue. The remaining parts of the labia are brought together resulting in an anatomically accurate structure.
Labia minora have a well-developed blood and nerve supply allowing the tissue to heal quickly. There is a short period following the procedure when the sensation is altered, however, it quickly returns to normal.
Some patients who have had the Labiaplasty commented that “it was the best thing I have ever done” and “it has made me feel so much more free”.
Frequently asked questions
Does it hurt?
Labiaplasty is not painful. It is done under light intravenous sedation and local anaesthetic. Afterwards some patients report some discomfort for 24 hours, however it is light and Panadol will usually make it unnoticeable.
How long does it take?
Labiaplasty usually takes about 2 hours. You’ll need to allow a little extra time, as you will be required to stay and relax for a little while after the procedure is finished. Expect to be in the Centre for about 4 hours.
Is it dangerous?
All surgery carries some degree of risk, but those risks are low. Your health will be assessed before the operation to minimise all risks, and you will be assessed every few days after to monitor your process of healing.
What are the possible complications?
Complications of Labiaplasty are very uncommon and usually minor. Dr. Roberts will discuss this with you at your consultation.
How long will I have to be off work?
Some patients go back to work the following day. It is a better idea to take two to three days off.
How long do I wear bandages?
There is no need to wear bandages, only a sanitary pad.
Can I exercise afterwards?
Exercise is encouraged from the end of the first week, although it may take longer to feel comfortable doing high impact aerobics or jogging.
Can I drive home following the operation?
Because you will be given a light anaesthetic it is not recommended for you to drive the day of your procedure. You should arrange for a friend or relative to pick you up or take a taxi.
Will there be bruising and swelling?
Following Labiaplasty with laser, we usually have no bruising. If it occurs, it is minor and disappears quickly within a few days.
How much does labiaplasty cost?
The procedure is done in our day surgery under a local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation,and usually the total cost of Labiaplasty is about $4000.
Before & After
Dr Roberts’ extended experience in both the dermatological and surgical specialties has enabled him to develop a holistic approach in the cosmetic and beauty industry. His practice is focused on achieving natural looking beauty by the application of both surgical and non-surgical skills.