Cosmetic surgeon faces legal action over operation on teenagers labia – The Age

Cosmetic surgeon faces legal action over operation on teenagers labia – The Age

It is alleged in the court documents that Dr Granot resutured the area of the labiaplasty without providing anesthetic, which caused extreme pain.

In 2015, the woman complained to Dr Granot about a loss of sexual function and sensation as a result of the operation.

Dr Granot, who has been a cosmetic surgeon for more than 30 years, suggested she used a vibrator, according to court documents.

A consultation in 2018 with gynaecology and fertility expert Dr Raelia Lew found the womans labia minora had been completely excised during the operation, which had also damaged surrounding tissue.

According to the writ, the woman has suffered from depression with associated eating disorders, suicidal ideation and impairment in relationships since the surgery.

She will pursue Dr Granot for damages in the Supreme Court over several counts of alleged negligence, according to the writ.


It is not the first time Dr Granot, who also goes by the name of Ashley Granot, has performed a cosmetic procedure on a teenager.

In 2014, Dr Granot confirmed in an article published in The Sydney Morning Herald that he had conducted liposuction on three of his daughters, one of whom was 17.

Being a cosmetic surgeon means I look at everyone through a cosmetic surgeons eyes, he said. If I go to the beach, I dont see women in bikinis I see a collection of problems.

When I look at my daughters, I scrutinise them, too, and have carried out liposuction on three of them. Other parents avail their children of their area of expertise. My area is cosmetic surgery, so why shouldnt I do the same? Dr Granot told the Herald.

His comments attracted the opprobrium of the nations health industry regulator, which accused the veteran cosmetic surgeon of breaking some fundamental tenets of good medical practice.

Dr Granot is reprimanded for treating members of his family with liposuction surgery in circumstances which were not urgent or medically necessary and where one of the patients was underage, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency said in 2015.

In so doing he, by publicising this, had brought the profession into disrepute.

Dr Granot, who is yet to file a defence, did not respond to questions from The Age.

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