- Reducing the Size of Your Labias
- Vaginal Tightening
With up to 30% of women complaining of having excess or irregular genital tissue that makes them feel unhappy with their appearance, it is no wonder the area of “vaginal surgery” is so popular.
Many women complain of having had the problem since adolescence, but have been too embarrassed to talk about it with anyone including their doctors.
Our specialist nurses understand your concerns and are able to give confidential consultations that can explain your options and support you in your decision.
Vaginal Surgery can be required during:
resulting in labial enlargement, unevenness, or traumatic tears. Labiaplasty reduces the size or changes the shape of the small lips on the outside of the vagina (labia minora).
Enlarged or excess vaginal tissue can also cause
- discomfort during intimate contact
- chronic rubbing in the area
- a pulling sensation
- intermittent pain within the vagina
- an inability to wear certain types of clothes such as tight jeans or swimsuits.
Many women simply live with these symptoms because they are not aware of any other options available to help them. We are here to let you know that help is available.
What is a Labiaplasty?
The removal of either the Labia Minora (smaller interior vaginal lips) or Labia Majora (the broader outer lips) which may consists of excess, floppy or uneven skin.
Reducing the size of the Labia Minora- “Inner Lips of the Vagina”
Labial surgery is always performed as a ‘day case’, usually under local anaesthetic so the patient feels no discomfort. During the operation a crescent shaped portion of the inner portion of the labia is excised using the fine accuracy of the Ellman Radiofrequency Device that is far more accurate and less damaging to the surrounding tissue than conventional surgical apparatus or even laser.
The appearance of the labia is then fastidiously reconstructed using the “Alinsod technique” and the end result is a smooth, aesthetically shaped functional labia with no visible scarring.
Most women experience slight swelling and some discomfort for the first few days post procedure so we recommend that you only do light activities and if working, that you take 7-10 days off work. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for 4-6 weeks post surgery.
We understand how sensitive this procedure is and are available at anytime for any questions or concerns you may have. Our personalised service includes prescriptions for pain relief and antibiotics to minimise discomfort and infections, and regular appointments to discuss your progress.
What is a Clitoral Hood Reduction?
Clitoral Hood Reduction involves removing excess skin on the lateral sides of the clitoris which often causes the clitoris to look enlarged or uneven. Labiaplasty surgery itself may result in the appearance of a relatively larger clitoral area since the excess labia is removed, drawing the eye to the clitoral region. The clitoris itself and its nerves are never touched, therefore sensation is not altered.
The procedure is pain-free, and there is minimal discomfort afterwards, with a return to normal activities within a few weeks.
Recovery is usually fast. Some patients return to a desk-type job within 48 hours. Generally patients return to work after a few days rest, however this does vary according to the individual.
There may be some spotting, swelling and discomfort but that should settle by the second week.
We advise ‘rock salt’ baths to promote healing from day 3 post surgery. The sutures start absorbing after 5-10 days and may give a little discharge and small pieces may be visible.
What is a Vaginoplasty? (Vaginal rejuvenation / Vaginal tightening)
Vaginal surgery aims to tighten lax muscles and narrow the diameter of the vagina, resulting in a tighter and smaller vaginal canal. Vaginal tightening is performed in the entire length of the vagina and not merely the opening few centimetres.
Hymenoplasty (Hymen repair)
The hymen repair procedure involves the reconstruction of the hymen. Cultural, religious, or social reasons are usually why hymen repair surgery is contemplated.
Hymenoplasty is performed to make the patient appear virginal. It works for women who have not had vaginal deliveries, and preferably, in those who have never been pregnant. Once a hymenoplasty has been completed and healed, the act of sexual intercourse can result in bleeding when the hymen is torn or stretched.
As there are a variety of different and personal questions involved with these procedures it is important you get the right information for your concern.
At the time of consultation you will be given all the information you need to have a complete understanding of what can be achieved and all the pre and post care and costs involved.
Your specialist nurse is available to chat on 9500 9500 or please call to arrange a confidential appointment.
Find out more information on Vaginal Surgery / Labiaplasty.
Pre and Post Vaginal Rejuvenation
Labia reconstruction surgery pre and post – click here to view image
‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’