Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty or “labia minor reduction” as it’s sometimes called, is generally performed where there is excessive labial tissue. The procedure is done where there is a functional problem (eg discomfort during sexual intercourse) but also commonly for aesthetic reasons as the condition can cause embarrassment and a loss of confidence.

More women are having a Labiaplasty in recent times, as the labia become more noticeable eg the rise in Brazilian style hair removal and also in active women who cycle or go to the gym for instance. The size, colour, and shape of labia vary significantly, and may change as a result of childbirth, ageing and other events.

Where the Labiaplasty procedure is required due to functional problems, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for the procedure.

Dr Milovic does not perform hymen repair.  For this procedure, you should speak to your GP or Specialist Gynaecologist.

Vaginal Tightening

Vaginal tightening can be performed surgically via a vaginaplasty procedure or non-surgically by our new Femtouch CO2 laser.

A vaginaplasty procedure can help women who have experienced significant vaginal laxity after childbirth.  This condition can affect a woman’s self confidence, as well as sexual gratification.  The vaginaplasty procedure involves narrowing the vaginal canal to correct the stretched muscles.

Female Staff

Due to the personal nature of these procedures, we understand that you may feel more at ease talking with a female staff member first.  We have highly experienced nurses who can be available to give you support before, during and after your consultation with Dr Milovic.

Dr Milovic is sensitive to the comfort of his female patients, and will ensure that he has a female nurse in attendance during examinations, for your support.

 

  • Is it right for me?

    Labiaplasty is a very personal decision and you should have realistic goals and expectations before undergoing any surgical intervention. But if you are unhappy with the appearance of your labia or are having discomfort during sexual intercourse as a result of excessive labial tissue, Dr Milovic will examine you (in the presence of his female nurse) and evaluate how a Labiaplasty can achieve an improvement and meet your goals and expectations.  If you are in good health and you are a non-smoker (or you are prepared to give up smoking for at least 6 weeks prior and after surgery) you may be suited to having a Labiaplasty procedure.

  • Will I need anaesthesia?

    Labiaplasty is typically a day procedure performed under general anaesthesia or twilight sedation and in some cases a hospital stay may be required. The timing of the procedure is generally 1-2 hours.

    Modern anaesthesia is safe and effective, but does have some risks.   Ask Dr Milovic and your Anaesthetist for more information.  You can be assured that Dr Milovic will engage the services of a qualified Anaesthetist who is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) to perform your sedation or general anaesthesia.

    Dr Milovic and/or anaesthetist will ask you about all the medications you are taking or have taken, and any allergies you may have. Please make sure you have an up-to-date list before the surgery.

  • Will I have scarring?

    The labiaplasty procedure involves labial tissue reduction and the tissues generally heal fast.  Scarring is minimal but as with all surgery there can be no guarantee for a perfect outcome.  Dr Milovic will endeavour to minimise scarring and to keep your scars as inconspicuous as possible.

  • Where will the surgery take place?

    Depending upon your general health and the extent of the procedure, Labiaplasty surgery is typically performed as day procedure or alternatively with an overnight hospital stay.Dr Vlad will only perform your Labiaplasty surgery in safe, accredited operating facilities. You can read more here.

  • What is the recovery period after Labiaplasty surgery?

    Recovery time will vary from patient to patient expect at least a week before you can return to normal activity. Strenuous exercise and sexual intercourse should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks post-surgery. You will be given post-surgery instructions to follow and if you have any questions, please speak to Dr Milovic and/or his Practice Nurse.

  • What are the risks with Labiaplasty surgery?

    As with all surgery there are risks and potential complications and Dr Milovic will discuss these with you prior to any surgery taking place.

  • What are the costs?

    Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery, but it should not be the only consideration. You have the right to be informed about the costs you can expect, before you have your surgery.  This is called ‘informed financial consent’.

    Costs associated with the procedure may include:

    • Dr Milovic’s  surgical  fee
    • Accredited hospital or surgical facility costs
    • Anaesthesia fees
    • Prescriptions for medication
    • Medical tests (if required)

    After your initial consultation with Dr Milovic, you will receive a written estimate of fees and an information pack to read before your second pre-surgery appointment.  The second appointment is free of charge.  The costs of Labiaplasty are partially covered by Medicare and Private Health Funds. Once you book your surgery, you will also see our Practice Nurse who will take your pre-operative photos.

    We welcome any questions you may have regarding fees.