Labiaplasty involves the surgical alteration of the sides of the
vulva, or female external genitalia, which are composed of two
folds of tissue; the labia minora, on the inner side, and the labia
majora, on the outside.
It is controversial because who really decides what is "right"
or "wrong" or what these structures "should" look like? It has been
proposed that pornographic films have been involved in setting the
"standard". Some opponents classify it as genital mutilation.
Most ladies requesting vaginal surgery have asymmetry or have
experienced significant enlargement of the labia, sometimes
I take the approach that if a woman is unhappy with the shape of
her labia and has seriously thought things through, I am happy to
undertake the procedure.
The vast majority of procedures involve the labia minora.
Local anaesthetic is injected into the area that is to be
reshaped. Once numb the tissue is remodelled.
Dissolving sutures (stitches) are used to close the surgical
Remodelling the labia majora is a bigger undertaking than
remodelling the labia minora, and has more potential
Complications for both types of operations can include bleeding
afterwards, nerve damage resulting in chronic pain or numbness and
scarring. These complications are more common with the labia majora
However, I have not had these complications reported to me from
those I have operated on.
The cost is up to $71 for the initial consultation.
An approximate cost of the procedure can be determined at
Please phone reception at Broadway Medical Centre to enquire
Phone: 03 477 4335
Fax: 03 477 4337