Genital Surgery & Labiaplasty


Dr Jesse Kenton-Smith Plastic Surgeon

What is a Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a technique to reduce the size of the labia minora. This technique can also be used to equalise the two labia if one side is larger than the other. Labiaplasty can be helpful for patients who experience pain, or even ulceration, of the labia due to their size.

Dr Kenton-Smith will discuss the options and likely outcomes with you during a consultation.  When he examines patients he is always chaperoned by a nurse to make you feel more comfortable and at ease.

How is labiaplasty surgery performed?

Labiaplasty can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. During the operation, the labia minora is reduced and then stitched. Healing is generally rapid and takes approximately 7 days.

Does this tighten the vagina?

Labiaplasty does not tighten the vaginal muscles. There are techniques available to achieve this, however, they are not performed by Dr Kenton-Smith. He is happy to refer you to a gynaecologist should this be required.

How much does labiaplasty cost?

Labiaplasty can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. Dr Kenton-Smith will advise you which option is best for you. The local anaesthetic procedure can be performed in Dr Kenton-Smith's rooms and is well tolerated by patients, the cost is approximately $6,500. If Dr Kenton-Smith thinks a labiaplasty needs to be carried out under general anaesthetic, or if the patient would prefer a general anaesthetic, the procedure can be carried out in hospital and costs approximately $10,500 including surgeon's fee, hospital and anaesthetist charges. A more exact price guide will be calculated after your consultation with Dr Kenton-Smith.

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Dr. Kenton-Smith

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Kenton Smith is a qualified plastic surgeon now focusing entirely on his private practice and serving on The Board of The College of Surgeons. His accredited day surgery in Merivale, Christchurch offers a range of plastic and reconstructive surgeries, tailored for his patients, with a focus on best possible care and outcomes.

Dr. Kate Matthews

Cosmetic Physician and GP
Dr Kate Matthews is both a family GP and an Appearance Medicine Physician. Dr Matthews is one of the few GPs in New Zealand who works closely with a Plastic Surgeon. Dr Kenton-Smith and Dr Matthews often work together to maximize aesthetic results, using a range of Botox, cosmetic fillers and cosmecuetical skin care.

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