Mr Adams performs reduction labiaplasty. None of the surgeons at Wellington Plastic Surgery carry out gender reassignment surgery or penis enlargement surgery.

Reduction labiaplasty is a procedure which reduces the size of the Labia minora – the inner vaginal lips.

The appearance and size of labia minora in normal women can vary greatly. With aging changes, and following childbirth, the tissue can become more prominent. Often the excess tissue causes discomfort when wearing tight clothing or during exercise or sexual activity. It is very common for labial tissue to be asymmetrical but for some women this can be very significant.

The aim of the procedure is to remove any excess tissue – improving the symptoms associated with the excess tissue and leaving a more balanced appearance.

The operation

The excess tissue can be removed either under local anaesthetic as a rooms-based day procedure, or under general anaesthetic in a private hospital. Depending on the shape of the labia different techniques are used and the best approach for you will be planned with discussion with your surgeon. Dissolving stitches are used and the procedure takes between 90 and 120 minutes.

After the Operation

Labial tissue heals very rapidly. You may have some swelling and tenderness for up to two weeks. We recommend avoiding strenuous activity for a month. Following surgery there may still be minor asymmetry which is natural. Occasionally minor adjustment are needed.


After labiaplasty reduction surgery excess tissue will have been removed and previous symptoms of discomfort relieved.


There is a risk of complications with all surgery. The risk of complications from this surgery is relatively low including bleeding and infections but these tend to be minor issues however your specialist will inform you fully at your consultation about any possible complications from labiaplasty surgery.


Your surgeon will discuss the procedure in greater detail at your consultation and make sure it appropriate for you. If you have any further questions regarding this surgery, be sure to have them answered before you have the operation.

This information is intended as a guide, and does not replace full consultation with your surgeon.


The cost under local anaesthetic in our rooms is approximately $6,500 including the surgical and theatre fee.

Under a general anaesthetic at a private hospital the cost is approximately $13,000 including surgeon’s fees, hospital fees and anaesthetic fees.

A quote will be provided at the time of your consultation.