Labiaplasty/Perineal Soft Tissue Reconstruction

Labiaplasty refers to any surgical procedure that modifies the labia and can be considered by women for functional or cosmetic reasons. 

What is a Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty is procedure that modifies the labia by reshaping and/or reducing the labia minora, labia majora, clitoral hood and/or mons pubis. The goal of this procedure is usually to reduce the labia minora so that it does not hang below the hair-bearing labia majora.

This procedure is performed under a general anaesthesia in an accredited hospital facility by a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.


The first step is to have a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, during which you can discuss expectations, ask questions and receive a detailed explanation of what happens during the procedure.

Prior to your procedure, it’s important to stay healthy. This means eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your immune system strong. It’s also im-portant to prepare for your recovery before your labiaplasty. You may wish to pre-prepare some healthy meals, purchase some comfortable loose clothing and ice packs, and fill any prescriptions you may need in the week following surgery. You must refrain from smoking for the six weeks leading up to and six weeks following surgery.

You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and stay with you for a couple of days. This is particularly necessary if you have small children at home – you will need someone to assist you. You may wish to set up a recovery area where you can relax and sleep in an elevated position.

All surgical and invasive procedures carry risk, and these will be discussed during your con-sultation with your specialist plastic surgeon. All of our procedures are carried out in accred-ited hospital facilities with assistance from FANZCA qualified anaesthetists.

A labiaplasty procedure can be performed as a day case and you can discuss your suitability for this with your surgeon. After your procedure you will likely experience bruising, tender-ness and swelling around the incision site. Nursing staff will provide you with advice to man-age your discomfort e.g. cool packs and medication.
All surgical procedures will result in scars however there are steps that can be taken to en-sure visible scars are kept to a minimum. For instance, keeping your incision site protected from the sun, using tape and massaging the area once healed.

The cost of a labiaplasty is dependent on a number of factors. This includes the complexity of the procedure, the experience of the surgeon, anaesthetic fees and hospital fees. Once you have met with your surgeon and a clinical plan has been established, our client support officers will organise a quote.

Medicare and private health insurance may cover a portion of the costs of this procedure if deemed medically necessary.

To receive a more accurate cost for this procedure, please contact us to book a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons.

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Body Surgery Before & After

By Surgeons

dr 1 - Labiaplasty/Perineal Soft Tissue Reconstruction 1

Doctor Matthew Peters

BSc. MBBS FRACS (Plast.)

dr 2 - Labiaplasty/Perineal Soft Tissue Reconstruction 2

Doctor Raymond Goh

MBBS (Hons) FRACS (Plast.)

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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