Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which the labia minora are modified or adjusted. This is usually because of a congenital asymmetry or irregularly in the labia minora so that one labia is of a different size or shape to the other.
What is involved with labiaplasty surgery?
Surgery involves being admitted to hospital and having the surgery performed under a general anaesthetic with local anaesthetic infiltration.
This is normally done as a day case although some patients stay overnight. We conduct the surgery at Frances Perry House, which is a fully accredited gynaecological and obstetric hospital.
The wounds are sutured using very fine dissolving sutures, which dissolve by themselves over the four to five days following surgery.
Following surgery, it is important that you keep the area clean and dry. You are able to bathe in lukewarm to warm water and able to use mild soaps. We would recommend, however, that you gently towel the area with a clean towel after bathing and that you use a hair dryer on the lowest heat setting to further dry the area after surgery.
It is important that you refrain from tight fitting underwear and particularly avoid nylon or synthetic fibre under-garments. We would recommend that you refrain from heavy exercise for a week after surgery.
If you would like to make an appointment with Prof Mark Ashton to discuss labiaplasty surgery please call (03) 9344 5050.