Female Genital Surgery

Female Genital Surgery
As the result of longstanding experience in gender reassignment surgery, Dr Haertsch has been referred many women who are wishing to have their external genitalia problems, particularly labial hypertrophy, dealt with.

He also performs clitoral reduction where indicated, and hymen reconstruction.  He also performs vaginal tightening.


Labiaplasty is surgery of the labia majora or labia minora, the external folds of skin surrounding the structures of the vulva. Surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic and you are in hospital for the day only.

A labiaplasty can address labial damage that has occurred during childbirth, the elimination of pain and discomfort due to an enlarged labia or be undertaken to enhance aesthetic appearance.

After surgery you will be able to shower daily and attend to normal toileting. You will be advised not to have intercourse or use tampons for a period of one month.

Clitoral Hypertrophy

Associate Professor Haertsch also deals with the problem of an enlarged clitoris and is happy to discuss the matter and show photographs of what can be achieved.

Vaginal Tightening

Particularly as a result of childbirth, some women feel they could be a little tighter at the vaginal orifice. Associate Professor Haertsch will discuss what can be achieved and if surgery is appropriate.

Hymen Reconstuction

For cultural reasons some women wish to have reconstruction of the hymen. Associate Professor Haertsch is happy to discuss the type of repair to be performed in each individual case.
Genital surgery as with any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only. If you would like to know more, please contact us on (02) 9868 5155 to arrange an appointment or e-mail any enquiries to Dr Peter Haertsch.