What are the potential risks and complications of labiaplasty?

Before your operation I will talk with you about the possible risks and complications. Although labiaplasty surgery, like all modern surgery, is generally safe, there is a potential for complications and the risks include:

  • Immediately following your surgery, you may experience short-term nausea and vomiting due to the anaesthesia and a sore throat as a result of the breathing tube
  • Bleeding from the incision site
  • Infection that may require antibiotic treatment or in rare cases, additional surgery
  • Temporary numbness around the incision sites
  • Asymmetry of the labia minora, that may require revisional surgery
  • A blood clot may form beneath the site of the incision and drainage may be required
  • Swelling, pain and bruising around the incision site
  • Smokers or diabetics may experience slow healing

You may develop keloid or hypertrophic scars which are raised and thickened scars. This type of scarring may be unsightly, annoying and itchy; however, they are not threatening to your health and rare if you have no family history of the condition. Fortunately, scars around the labial region rarely form keloid or hypertrophic scars.

How much does labiaplasty cost?

Costs associated with a labiaplasty vary between $6000-$8000 depending on a number of factors such as:

  • Anaesthetist's fee
  • Private hospital or day surgical facility fees
  • Surgical assistant's fee
  • Whether you need other body contouring procedures such as an arm lift, liposuction, thigh liftand tummy tuck.
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