What is Labia Majoraplasty

This procedure is to reduce or reshape the outer lips of the vagina.

Labia Majoraplasty takes place in the Labia Majora, which are the areas of skin to either side of the vulva. They have hair-bearing skin over a fatty pad that is continuous with the Mons pubis – just above the vagina. With aging there is frequently loss of fat from the Labia Majora. The quality of the skin also alters. These changes and variations over time and from person to person are normal.

Who is a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • The appearance of and enlarged or irregular labia (outer)
  • Discomfort due to enlarged labia (during sex, wearing tight clothes etc.,)

Who is not a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Enlarged labia Minora (this requires a different procedure called Labiaplasty)
  • Unrealistic expectations

The Procedure

Dr Oates performs Labia Majoraplasty at Academy Day Hospital under twilight sedation and local anaesthetic.
Skin is excised just to the outside of the Labia Minora, in the natural crease line and because of the good blood supply and natural line it heals very well. The incision line is not visible because it is the boundary between hairless and hairy skin. Many women find it useful to have some permanent hair removal in the area in case some hair is pulled towards the vagina.

How long will I take off work?

7-14 days off work

The recovery

You may experience some discomfort, swelling, bruising and discharge/ooze after the procedure. This is normal. There is no vaginal packing used for Majoraplasty. Some patients have reported that the use of sanitary pads in the first week is really useful. Icepacks can be applied on the area for the first two days .You may have sexual intercourse after a month if you feel comfortable.

Is there discomfort?

Discomfort can be managed initially with Tramadol for the first 2 days, then 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.

Risks and complications

There is a small risk of complications with any surgical procedure. This will discussed at your consultation. You will also be provided with written information on Labia Majoraplasty.

I am interested, what now?

Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. If you have a GP referral you will be able to claim some of the cost of the consultation from Medicare. If Dr Oates decided you are a suitable candidate for Labia Majoraplasty and you want to go ahead, a booking for surgery and the pre operative care is scheduled. The usual waiting time is three to four weeks.

Complimentary consultation

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/pd89-56/labia-majoraplasty/