Labiaplasty surgery (also known as Labioplasty, Labia Reduction, Inner Lip Reduction or Labia Minora Reduction) is a common procedure performed to reduce the size or change the shape of the labia minora (the small lips on the outside of the vagina).
Women often undergo the procedure for either functional or cosmetic reasons, usually to alter the appearance of a naturally large or irregular labia, to restore the shape of the labia following childbirth, or to avoid irritation, pain or discomfort experienced when performing certain activities due to a long or sagging labia.
At Me Clinic, we’re regularly asked about the cost of labiaplasty surgery. Cost is a key consideration when planning any type of surgery, so it’s important you have a realistic picture of how much the procedure will cost you before you decide if it’s going to be a feasible option for you.
While the cost of labiaplasty surgery will vary according to the individual procedure, labiaplasty surgery at Me Clinic starts from around $5,300. It is however important to note this is only a general guide. Because the cost of a labiaplasty procedure can be influenced by a range of factors, it is not possible to provide a single estimate of the total cost without undergoing a personal assessment.
Factors including the complexity of the procedure, the level of experience of the surgeon performing the procedure and hospital or theatre fees can influence the overall cost of labiaplasty surgery.
We strongly recommend you attend a personal consultation with a Me Clinic surgeon to get an accurate understanding of the associated costs. During the consultation, your surgeon will be able to assess your condition, discuss the various treatment options and provide a quote based on your personal requirements.
Labiaplasty surgery costs in Australia comprise a range of components which contribute to the overall price. We know it’s important to have an accurate understanding of the total cost of the procedure when choosing a surgeon, which is why we include all associated costs in the price we quote during your consultation. This ensures you are fully informed from the beginning so you can make the best decision about your treatment.
Surgeon fees are included in the price we quote you. The fee charged by the surgeon is largely dictated by the amount of time that will be required in theatre and the level of post-surgical care that will be required.
The level of experience the surgeon has performing the chosen labiaplasty procedure will also influence the fee they charge—it’s essential your surgeon holds the appropriate qualifications and accreditations to perform the procedure and that you feel comfortable with them. If you don’t feel they have adequately explained any element of the procedure or you don’t feel they are competent to perform the surgery, you should seek a second opinion.
You will also need to pay theatre and hospital fees when undergoing a labiaplasty procedure. While fees can vary significantly depending on where the procedure is performed, most hospitals or day surgeries determine their fees based on the amount of time required in theatre. The fees are usually calculated using an hourly rate.
Depending on the technique used, labiaplasty surgery can usually be performed in around one to two hours, or longer if it is combined with a secondary procedure. It is usually performed at a day procedure with the patient being able to return home on the same day.
At Me Clinic, patient safety and satisfaction are our top priority and we only choose accredited hospitals with a demonstrated history of good performance to ensure you receive premium quality care.
If required Labiaplasty can be conducted using general anaesthetic. This requires the services of a qualified Anaesthetist. Me Clinic only uses the services of Anaesthetists who are members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA).
Anaesthetists do not follow a standard scale of fees so it is difficult to provide an accurate estimate of their fees, however as a general guide, Anaesthetist fees can cost anywhere up to $800 per hour with most labiaplasty procedures able to be performed in around one to two hours (however this can vary according to the individual procedure).
The ASA website (www.asa.org.au) provides more information about how Anaesthetist service fees are calculated.
Following labiaplasty surgery, you will need to undergo a range of post-operative checks to monitor your recovery. The amount of post-operative care required can vary according to the complexity of the procedure and the fee specified by your surgeon will take this into account.
At Me Clinic, we factor the cost of any post-operative care required into the price we quote you.
Labiaplasty can be performed using a range of methods which vary depending on the unique characteristics of each patients. The cost of the procedure is not affected by the method or the techniques used to perform the procedure.
Three of the most commonly-performed labiaplasty methods include:
The Trim method (also known as an edge excision, linear or amputation labiaplasty) – using this technique, an incision is made to remove the outer edge of the labia, which often results in scarring where the incision was made. It can be a suitable option for patients who dislike their dark pigmentation, or have a thick or rough labia.
The Wedge method (also known as posterior wedge resection) – following this technique, a V-shaped section of the labia is removed before the edges are sutured back together. It results in a more natural shape with less scarring and is often a good option for patients with thin, well-defined labia edges.
The Deepithelialization method – this technique involves removing a small section of the inner lip of the labia, before the edges are sutured together. It is a popular option because it reduces the length of the labia, while leaving only minimal scarring and preserving the original contour of the labia.
In addition to these, other labiaplasty techniques include the z-plasty, composite reduction, staged reduction, z-plasty or laser labiaplasty methods. In many cases, labiaplasty surgery can also be combined with a clitoral hood reduction.
The various labiaplasty techniques vary significantly in terms of their complexity, and the cost of performing the procedure will vary accordingly. Generally, labiaplasty using the Trim method is the least complex technique (which is often reflected in the cost), however it may not achieve the best result. More complex techniques are likely to attract a higher surgeon fee. If you combine labiaplasty with another procedure such as a clitoral hood reduction, that will also impact the cost accordingly.
It is important you select a surgeon who is experienced in performing Labioplasty procedures. Your surgeon should discuss with you the various options and expected outcomes of surgery.
The cost of undergoing labiaplasty at Me Clinic starts from around $5,300 which is inclusive of all, surgeon, theatre, medications and post-operative care fees, however it is important to note this price range should only be used as a general guide.
It is essential you attend a consultation with one of our highly-experienced surgeons who will provide an assessment of your individual circumstances and recommend the most appropriate treatment option based on your personal needs and requirements. Your surgeon will then be able to provide a personalised quote for the most suitable treatment option.
If you are thinking about having labiaplasty surgery, it can be tempting to select the most affordable option. However, while cost is an important factor, it should not form the basis of your decision.
It is not uncommon for overseas clinics to offer cosmetic surgery including labiaplasty surgery at an attractive price, however it also carries certain risks.
Some of the risks associated with having cosmetic surgery overseas include:
Safety – the same stringent medical standards that apply to Australian doctors do not apply to overseas doctors and you do not have the same assurance of safety when undergoing surgery in a foreign country.
Insurance – If you experience a medical emergency resulting from a cosmetic procedure while overseas, it is unlikely your travel insurance agency will cover the cost of any required medical treatment or medical evacuation.
Post-surgery care – once you return home following the procedure, you may not have access to the same level of post-surgery care compared to having the procedure performed locally.
Before undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery overseas, we strongly suggest you attend a consultation with a Me Clinic surgeon to discuss the possible risks in more detail.
At Me Clinic, you can benefit from our more than 35 years of experience in cosmetic surgery. We provide a trusted, discreet and private environment where you can discuss your concerns with one of our highly-skilled and experienced surgeons.
In addition to our unblemished safety and patient satisfaction record, we take the time to listen to your individual needs and requirements and fully explain the range of treatment options to determine the most appropriate treatment option to ensure you achieve the best possible result.
At Me Clinic, we’ll make sure your labiaplasty journey is a positive experience from the moment you contact us until your last post-surgery check-up.
If you are considering having labiaplasty surgery at Me Clinic, here is an overview of what you can expect:
We will arrange a personal consultation with one of our experienced surgeons where they will:
- discuss your individual needs and requirements,
- explain the various treatment options and likely results,
- provide an overview of the treatment process and timeframes,
- undertake a general medical consult (in most cases), and
- provide a quote outlining the associated costs of your recommended treatment.
If you decide to proceed with the surgery, we will arrange a pre-operative consultation and further medical assessment to ensure you are medically fit to undergo the procedure.
We will book a time for you to undergo the procedure at a time that is convenient for you.
The procedure will be performed (usually under anaesthetic), with patients return home on the same day.
You will be required to attend the clinic the day (or within a few days) after your procedure for your first check-up. The Surgeon and the Nursing team will also be available to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have at any time.
To discuss having labiaplasty surgery with one of our experienced surgeons, simply contact us and we will arrange a personal, no obligation consultation.
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