Labiaplasty addresses problems that occur to the vaginal lip (or labia) size, increasing comfort and improving function in the female genital area. These problems can be due to unequal sizes of the labia, or protruding labia minora causing severe irritation for active women. These issues may arise after puberty and can be made worse after child birth.

Discussing concerns about your labia can be very uncomfortable for many women. Working with an experienced female plastic surgeon like Dr Teston helps to ease the embarrassment and discomfort of dealing with these personal issues. Dr Teston is interested in not only enhancing the appearance of your labia to increase your self-confidence, but also in eliminating some of the irritating symptoms that often accompany these changes to the vagina.

Before Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty may be an option if you have any of the following concerns:

  • Enlarged labia that extends beyond the confines of the vagina
  • Irritation or frequent infections due to your enlarged labia
  • Labia is apparent when you are wearing some types of clothing
  • Certain activities like riding a bike are too uncomfortable to enjoy
  • You cannot enjoy sex due to physical discomfort and embarrassment

Dr Teston can address all of these issues with a surgical procedure that excises the excess tissue and skin from the labia to create a smoother contour. The surgery creates more comfort in the genital area, increasing a woman’s confidence and comfort level.

Labiaplasty Options

Dr Teston performs Labiaplasty using two different incision methods:

  • Trim Method – This method tends to be more popular with women, because it results in a more comfortable recovery process. During this procedure, Dr Teston removes the excess skin from the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) by trimming it down to a smoother contour.
  • Wedge Method – The wedge method offers a better aesthetic result than the trim method for many patients, as the technique maintains a consistent pigment and post-operative scarring is nearly invisible. This procedure removes a triangular piece from the labia minora and then stitches up the wedge incision to create a uniform look across the vaginal opening.

    Either of these techniques can be the right one for you, depending on the amount of tissue to be removed. Dr Teston will select the technique to meet your expectations for your procedure.

During Labiaplasty

Dr Teston performs Labiaplasty at an accredited hospital as a day surgery. You will be given general anaesthesia before your Labiaplasty that will allow you to sleep during your procedure. You will spend some time in recovery after surgery, where you will be monitored by nurses to ensure you wake up from the anaesthesia safely and comfortably. Dr Teston will release you to go home a few hours after your surgery so you can recover in familiar surroundings.

After Labiaplasty

The labia may be swollen and sore for a few days after surgery, but most of our patients can return to their regular activities within three to four days. Strenuous exercise and soaking in a bath, pool or the ocean are restricted for two weeks to ensure that the vagina has ample time to heal. You will also be advised to abstain from sexual intercourse for four weeks to allow for healing and prevent infection.

Labiaplasty is a procedure that can have a profound impact on a woman’s confidence and quality of life. To find out if you are a candidate, contact Dr Teston’s office today on (02) 9708 3511.

*The information about Labiaplasty was reviewed by Dr. Leana Teston. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.

Procedures Offered

With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.