labiaplasty with sydney plastic surgeon dr ellis choy
Women are becoming increasingly aware of their appearance, and the genital area is no exception. Feminine hygiene and comfort are also important. Labiaplasty surgery creates symmetry of the female genitalia and helps resolve health issues like pain during intercourse. Labiaplasty avoids visible scarring, while restoring and repairing the genital ‘lips’ – otherwise known as the inner labia (minora), and outer labia (majora).
Labia minora reduction, also known as labiaplasty, is a procedure to reshape and/or reduce the amount of skin protruding from the vaginal opening. Tearing and stretching can result in the inner labia becoming more visible, as can sexual arousal, which may swell the labia several times its usual diameter.
For some women, the rigours of childbirth take their toll. Labiaplasty will restore a more youthful appearance. Related surgeries include clitoral hood reduction, labia symmetry surgery, and labia majora surgery to reduce or reshape the outer labia lips.
Labiaplasty surgery that is right for you
More women than ever before are having labiaplasty surgery. It’s understandable, as the operation is relatively non-invasive, with results that can improve the appearance and function of the labia. Some people have experience discomfort or chafing due to their labia, or suffer discomfort riding bikes and horses. Other women experience pain during intercourse. Labiaplasty could be the answer. Dr Choy will carefully evaluate your concerns and personalise your labiaplasty to meet your unique needs.
Consider a plastic surgeon
If you are feeling discomfort or just curious regarding potential operation outcomes, it’s certainly worth consulting a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon like Dr Ellis Choy. He has garnered accolades from prestigious general and reconstructive surgery bodies, and has many years of surgical experience. Dr Choy is also a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Discussing private or sexual issues can be difficult for some women, therefore our professional staff approaches the issue with a confidential and caring attitude in a purpose designed environment. Our facilities are created for relaxation and reassurance, utilising advanced technology, equipment, medical staff training, and post-operation support.
Patient concerns can include:
- Any impact on childbirth or pregnancy
- Possible complications
- Long-term risks
- Impacts on sensation around the vaginal area
- Using feminine hygiene products
- Expected outcomes of the surgery
There will naturally be some swelling and soreness around the operated area during labiaplasty recovery. This will diminish reasonably quickly, and in most cases, return to work or regular activities is possible within one week. Dr Choy will recommend appropriate healing methods and home-care procedures. Normal sensitivity around the vaginal area should return with the healing process, although abstinence from sexual activity for a few weeks is advisable.
Women come in a wide range of appearances that are anatomically correct. There is no individual shape of vulva or labia that is considered ‘normal’ or regular. In many cases, an enlarged labia is congenital, although childbirth and hormonal changes can also have an influence. However, freedom from discomfort and a more proportional appearance have made labiaplasty one of the most sought-out cosmetic surgery procedures among women.
What is the cost of labiaplasty?
- Surgeon’s Fee
- Surgeon’s Assistant
- Hospital Fees
- Post-Surgical Garments
Whether you are considering a labiaplasty or other plastic surgery, your choice of surgeon plays a major role in the quality of your results. You want to select a surgeon with exceptional credentials, who also makes realising your goals the primary focus of your procedure. Patients in Sydney have a surgeon like this available to them in Dr Ellis Choy. Dr Choy is widely respected in the region for his surgical ability and credentials, as well as for his relaxed manner and genuine concern for patients. A surgeon who shares the same goals as his patient is much more likely to achieve the specific outcome which she desires.
*The information about labiaplasty was reviewed by Dr Ellis Choy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.
Making an Informed Decision
Undergoing plastic surgery is a significant decision that should be made only after careful consideration of all aspects involved, including the potential risks and complications.
General Risks and Complications
There are general risks and complications that apply to most plastic surgery procedures. These are discussed in detail on our Risks and Complications page.
Specific Risks and Complications
In addition to those that apply generally to plastic surgery, each individual procedure comes with its own specific risks and complications. For labiaplasty, these include:
- Asymmetry in size or appearance of the labia
- Temporary or permanent loss of sensation
- Excessive tissue removal
- Insufficient tissue removal
- Chronic dryness or irritation
- Pain during intercourse
- Temporary or permanent changes in skin colour
Request a consultation with Dr Choy for a detailed discussion of these considerations. Dr Choy will conduct a thorough risk assessment based on your individual factors and outline the measures that can be taken to minimise these risks. He and his team are here to support your decision-making process, providing all the information you need to make well-informed choices about your care.
Labiaplasty Information Sheet
Download and print out the Labiaplasty Information Sheet that includes a list of questions to ask Dr Choy during your appointment.