Cost of Labia Reduction in Australia?

I'm 14 and have large inner labia that causes pain and sometimes chaffing and it is hard to keep clean. Im very self conscious about it and want something done and was wondering what the cost would be?

Doctor Answers 5

Labial reduction and australia..

In australia - there is no medicare item number for labioplasty/labial reduction.  So even if you had private health insurance -  because there is no medicare item- neither is there any insurance rebate.

You mention the word 'self conscious' - I think tthese days we forget  that there is a very wide range of 'normal' - and that the images shown in media / or certain magazines have often been photoshopped to make labia appear smaller than often really are.

Here is a link to 'non photoshopped' labia

Photo Gallery | Labia Library
I think that if you are getting chaffing - issues with cleaning - it may worth seeing a gyno  - just to make sure you do not have a candidal infection causing irritation.

I suspect that my thoughts are not really what you wish to hear...


Sydney OB/GYN

#Labiaplasty : costs in Australia

Costs for #CosmeticLabIa and #CosmeticFemaleSugery
Costs will depend upon the specific surgery that is requested, type of anaesthesia, experience of the surgery, and geographic location.
Estimated fees can be found on Real Self, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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#AdolescentLabiaplasty

The cost depends on many factors including extent of the procedure and time it takes (one inch is not that long), type of anesthesia (local, IV or general), where the surgery is performed (office, outpatient surgery center or hospital), experience of the surgeon, and geographic location. A consent by your parents is usually required until you are no longer a minor.

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I'm assuming the laws are similar in Australia and if so, you would need your parent's consent.  Without, nothing matters.  As for costs, it can vary from $2000 in the office under local to over $5000 done under anesthesia in the operating room.

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