What is Labia Majora Augmentation?
Labia Majora Augmentation takes place in the Labia Majora, the skin areas on either sides of the vulva. They have hair-bearing skin over a fatty pad that is continuous with the Mons pubis. This is above the vagina. The procedure corrects the “deflation” that time has caused on the area.
As women grow older there is a continuous loss of fat from the Labia Majora. The quality of the skin also changes. Colour also varies from one woman to another. These changes and variations from person to person and over time are normal and they are expected. (They look like changes we see on the face).
Labia Majora Augmentation can be combined with other cosmetic vaginal surgery such as Labia Minora Reduction, Labia Majora Reduction, Vaginal Rejuvenation (tightening) or G – Spot Augmentation.
Who is a good candidate?
Someone concerned with the following characteristics:
- Small Labia Majora naturally or due to the ageing process
- Concerned with the appearance of the labia Majora
Who is not a good candidate?
- Someone concerned with the following characteristics:
- Unrealistic expectations
Dr Oates performs Labia Majora Augmentation at Academy Day Hospital under twilight sedation and local anaesthetic.
We have two main options for volume replacement – fat or cosmetic fillers.
Fat is great because it is natural and may be permanent. But it can be variable and can disappear in some women. Also women who need the most fat replaced frequently are the ones who have the least fat available for transfer.
Hyaluronic Acid fillers are the main fillers used. Yes they are temporary but they are readily available and make it a quick and simple procedure
How long will I need off work?
Approximately 7-14 days off work.
You should expect some bruising and swelling which subsides in 5 – 10 days. Ice packs will help with the swelling.
Is there discomfort?
Discomfort can be managed with Tramadol initially for the first 2 days, Panadol can be taken for discomfort after 2 days.
Pre and post operative care
Your pre and post operative care is managed by our registered nurses. This will include pre operative assessment and post operative wound management.
Risk and complications
There is a small risk of complications with any surgical procedure. This will be discussed at your consultation. You will also be provided with written information on Labia Majora Augmentation.
I am interested what now?
Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. If you have a referral you will be able to claim some of the cost of the consultation from Medicare. If Dr Oates decides you are a suitable candidate for Labia Majora Augmentation and you want to go ahead with surgery, a booking for surgery and the pre operative care is scheduled. The usual waiting time is three to four weeks.
You may wish to speak with our nurse consultant prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this complimentary consultation, the nurse consultant can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your concern(s).
For more detailed information on Labia Majora Augmentation visit: http://www.facialplastics.com.au/pd88-56/labia-majora-augmentation/