Who is a good candidate for labiaplasty?
The surgery is not for everyone. During your consultation at Inigo Cosmetic Clinic here in Brisbane, Dr Chinsee will conduct a detailed health assessment. This will help determine if labiaplasty is right for you.
You are a good candidate for the procedure if:
- You are not satisfied with the appearance of your intimate area.
- You are willing to follow your surgeon’s instructions.
- You have a complete understanding of the risks and complications.
- You have extra skin and folds in your intimate area.
- You are more likely to experience irritation when wearing tight clothes.
- You have good physical and mental health.
- You have realistic expectations.
- You don’t have a bleeding disorder.
- You don’t smoke.
How the procedure is performed
During your labiaplasty surgery, you will receive general anaesthesia. Dr Ian Chinsee will then remove the extra folds in your intimate area. Once the desired appearance is achieved, the incisions will be closed. The procedure can take one hour to complete. Once your condition is stable, you will be allowed to go home.
Recovery from a Labiaplasty
After the procedure, you may experience swelling that can last for 2 weeks. To reduce discomforts, you will need to take pain medications. You will need to avoid sexual intercourse for 6 weeks. Strenuous activities should also be avoided for 4 weeks.
How much does labiaplasty cost in Brisbane?
The final price of labiaplasty procedure may vary. Your treatment plan as well as goals may be different from other patients. In general, the cost of your procedure will depend on the following factors:
- Hospital fee
- Medical tests
- Medications given
- Surgeon’s fee
- The extent of the surgery
In most cases, your insurance will not cover labiaplasty cost since it is a cosmetic procedure. If the procedure is medically necessary, you may be able to get an insurance claim. Before your surgery, you should talk to your insurance provider to clarify any questions you may have. This will give you an idea of what additional costs to expect.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The labiaplasty procedure can give you the following benefits:
- Boosts self-confidence
- Eliminates skin irritation, pain, and other discomforts
- Improves the appearance of your intimate area
- Provides more clothing options
Several factors can lead to this condition such as:
The method used on each patient at our Brisbane clinic will depend on their body type and goals. Dr Chinsee uses one of the following methods:
This procedure removes excess tissue by trimming the outer edges of the vagina.
This removes a V-shaped tissue from both sides of your inner vaginal folds.
Labiaplasty surgery has its risks and complications. These include the following:
- Changes in vaginal sensation
- Delayed wound healing
- Severe pain, bruising, or swelling
- Unfavourable scarring
The results of the surgery can last for several years. You may notice a reduction in physical discomforts after your surgery. You may also notice an improvement in the appearance of your vaginal structures.
It is important to keep in mind that the surgery cannot stop the effects of ageing. Future childbirths can also stretch your birth canal. To maintain your results, you may need another surgery in the future.
The incisions heal faster because the vagina is rich in blood supply. This results in minimal scarring. Your cosmetic surgeon will also create the incisions between the natural folds of your skin. This ensures that the scars will be unnoticeable. Over time, the scars will lighten.
To prevent injury, you will be provided with a special cushion. This also makes sitting during your recovery more comfortable. For best results, you will need to avoid strenuous activities and sexual intercourse for 4 to 6 weeks.
You should also avoid long showers. After bathing, you should pat dry the wound gently with a clean towel. To prevent irritation, you should wear loose, comfortable clothes.