Genital Plastic Surgery Perth
Cosmetic genital surgery: labiaplasty and phalloplasty
Comparing labia as a woman, you may have noticed that there is a lot of variation in size, colour and symmetry. You may not be entirely happy with the appearance of your genital area or your labia may cause discomfort. That’s when labial and vaginal rejuvenation may be an option.
As a man, you may not be happy with the length and girth of your penis. Phalloplasty, or penis enlargement, is a surgical procedure to increase the length and girth of the penis shaft.
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What is labiaplasty?
Reasons for a labiaplasty procedure
"Though asymmetry is perfectly normal, you might still feel uncomfortable about it. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to enhance appearance and reduce discomfort in the female genitalia."
A small study conducted by the University of South Australia shows that the majority of women undergoing labiaplasty were moderately or extremely satisfied with the aesthetic, functional and overall outcomes.
Do you have large labia or do you want to improve their appearance?
The length of labia majora and labia minora can differ a lot. Some women’s labia majora are up to 12cm. Others have labia minora up to 10cm. Though there is no right and wrong, some women think their labia are too big. A study conducted by the University of London, shows a list of measurements of genitalia, their range and the average (mean).
"This study shows exactly how the ranges vary from woman to woman. Before you decide whether you want to go ahead with the surgery, we will discuss these ranges during our consultation."
How is labiaplasty performed?
"The most common type of labiaplasty is called the ‘Trim Procedure’. This is where we cut away the unwanted tissue with a scalpel. Another procedure is called the ‘Wedge Procedure’. This is where we remove a pie-shaped ‘wedge’ from both sides of the labia minora. There are pros and cons to both techniques - we’ll discuss this at the time of your consultation and choose the best procedure for you."
Recovery after labia reduction surgery
Following surgery you may experience some swelling and a mild degree of pain. This will subside in the days and weeks following your procedure.
During surgery I use dissolvable sutures. These have usually dissolved by three to four weeks. The scar is hidden well in the labia minora tissue, which is by nature wrinkled in appearance.
"Following labiaplasty you can usually go back to work after a few days. I recommend abstaining from sexual intercourse for a few weeks following your surgery."
Phalloplasty or penis enlargement
What is phalloplasty surgery?
Types of penis enlargement
Increase penis length: To lengthen your penis, we focus on the part of the penis that is hidden inside the body which is about one-third of the total length. The hidden base of the penis is attached to the pubic bone via the suspensory ligament. When we divide the suspensory ligament, we allow the hidden part of the penis to move forward and outside of the pubic area. In doing so, the visible part of the penis is now increased in size, typically by about one to three cm.
Increase penis girth
- Surgical option: To widen the penis, we use dermal fat grafts taken from the abdomen or thigh/buttocks. We then insert the graft beneath the skin of the shaft of the penis.
- Non-surgical option: To increase the penis girth, you can also choose a non-surgical option such as fillers. Similar to lip fillers, penis fillers are injected into the soft tissue under the skin of the shaft. Depending on the amount injected, we can increase the circumference by one or two centimetres and the effect will last for about a year and a half.
Other reasons for cosmetic genital surgery
Pigmentation disorders on genitalia: you may have vitiligo on your penis or vagina, a skin condition that causes spots or patches to lose melanin (resulting in white spots or patches).
Moles and cysts on your genitalia
Scar revision on the penis: you may have had previous surgery, or you may have injured your penis. Scar revision can be done to create a more natural appearance and restore function.
Episiotomy: women who have given birth may have had an episiotomy, a surgical cut during childbirth to enlarge the opening of the vagina to deliver the distressed baby quickly.
Why Dr Jeremy Rawlins as your preferred Perth plastic surgeon?
"It is essential for me to listen to your needs and to really understand what you want. That clear communication is the starting point, so I bring the best of my expertise to theatre and deliver excellence across all stages of your surgical journey."
Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to change the size and or shape of the labia.
Phalloplasty or penis enhancement will make the penis appear longer.
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St John of God Murdoch hospital100 Murdoch Dr, Murdoch WA 6150
St John of God Mount Lawley hospitalEllesmere Rd, Mount Lawley WA 6050
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