Originally a term to describe reduction and reshaping of the labia minora (inner lips), Labiaplasty now encompasses surgery to the vulval area in general, and includes any of the following surgical procedures: • Reduction and Reshaping of the Labia Minora • Reduction or Augmentation of the Mons Pubis • Reduction or Augmentation of the Labia Majora


Labiaplasty must be performed in an accredited facility in the state of NSW. As it is deemed a cosmetic procedure, there are no Medicare or Health rebates that can be applied. It is usually performed as a day case. It is uncommon to need to stay overnight, but you are able to if needed.


You are able to go home 2-4 hours after the procedure providing you have recovered well from the anaesthetic and are not in too much pain. You will need someone to pick you up when you are ready to leave. At least 1-2 weeks should be taken off of work.


There are 3 components to the total fee, the Surgical fee, the Anaesthetic fee and the Hospital fee. The total fee is approximately $7,000.

Medicare eligibility

The item number associated with Labiaplasty has strict inclusion criteria, which the majority of patients will not meet. It is now viewed as a cosmetic procedure and there is no medicare or health fund cover available for the majority of patients.