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Labiaplasty at Our Adelaide Practice in South Australia

Some women are born with large protruding labia minora (inner lips) in the genital region, or they may acquire the problem after childbirth. Large, protruding labia can cause discomfort when wearing tight fitting clothing and cause physical pain during physical activity or sexual intercourse. Many women require labiaplasty (the reduction of large protruding labia) to relieve every day discomfort or pain associated with physical activity. Others desire labiaplasty for cosmetic reasons, whether to feel more confident in their appearance, or boost their self esteem in the bedroom.

Dr Richard Hamilton has over 20 years experience in performing virtually scarless Labiaplasty at his Adelaide plastic surgery clinic. He uses a specialised and very gentle surgical technique, which is designed to preserve the delicate sensitivity of the labia, as well as its colour, for a natural looking result. Dr. Hamilton’s Labiaplasty method gives women an enhanced and streamlined ‘neat and tidy’ look, greatly improving comfort and boosting self esteem.

The Labiaplasty Consultation

Preoperatively you will have an in depth consultation with Dr Hamilton in which you can discuss your concerns on an open and frank manner as Dr Hamilton will listen to you very carefully so he fully understands the problem.  He will then carry out a careful physical examination in the presence of and with the assistance one of our Registered nurses to ensure your comfort and confidentiality.

Having assessed the situation he will return with you to the consulting room and discuss in detail the procedure and how he will be able to help. He will also mention risks and complications. Plenty of time will be allowed for any questions you may have so please allow about 1 hour for the consultation.

 The Labiaplasty Procedure at Hamilton House

A Labiaplasty is carried out at Hamilton House under a sedation anaesthesia to ensure your are fully relaxed and comfortable. Preoperatively anaesthetic cream is applied. Dr Hamilton carefully reduces the size of the labia minora by the modified wedge reduction technique as taught to him by the world renowned Labiaplasty surgeon Dr Gary Alter. Careful judgement is required to reduce the labia by just the right amount – no more and no less. The labia are reconstructed by suturing in 3 layers with very fine sutures some of which are self dissolving. Local anaesthetic is applied to make the post operative period virtually painless.

In conjunction with a labiaplasty some patients desire a reduction of the clitoral hood as sometimes the skin there is redundant. Again this requires the most careful judgement to avoid any complications such as altered sensitivity or alteration of the anatomy.

Recovery after Labiaplasty

A simple pad like dressing is applied to the area which is retained by your underpants to absorb any ooze. We will give you a supply  of dressings to use over the following days. We advise taking a shower in the morning following the labiaplasty and you may wash the area carefully with a neutral liquid soap preparation. Dr Hamilton will personally check you on the first post operative day with his nurse in attendance to see if everything is ok. Expect some bruising and swelling to the operation site and possibly adjacent areas, but it is normally painless and will settle in a few days. Dr Hamilton will personally check you at 1 week and at 2 weeks after the procedure always with his nurse in attendance and the final check is at 6 weeks.

You can resume most normal activities after a couple of days, the gym at 4 weeks and sexual activity at approximately 6 weeks after the operation.

For further confidential information on Labiaplasty and Intimate Surgery, contact Dr Richard Hamilton’s Chief Nurse or senior nursing staff at our Adelaide South Australia cosmetic surgery clinic.