Last fact-checked: 18 August 2020
More women than ever are opting for plastic surgery to tighten and tidy their private parts, a procedure also known as the “designer vagina”.
In South Korea, our partner surgeons can address common problems such as slack muscles and undesirable appearance with a range of procedures. Surgery can help with self-confidence and self-esteem—and booking through Medical Departures can save you thousands.
Childbirth and the natural aging process cause changes to your body. Muscles becoming looser may cause embarrassment, as well as a decrease in sexual pleasure. In some cases, weak muscles can even lead to incontinence problems. These days, there is no need to suffer in silence as there are surgical options that can fix problems and help restore your confidence.
Designer vagina surgery consists of a number of different procedures that patients choose according to their exact needs and requirements. Rather like a so-called Mommy Makeover, there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution; good surgeons will work with you, tailor-making treatment to help you achieve the result you want. For instance:
Most designer vaginas start with a vaginoplasty, which is used to repair the vaginal walls that may have been damaged through childbirth. Vaginoplasty tightens the vagina by removing excess tissue surgically, pulling the walls taught and stitching in place.
Labiaplasty is typically another procedure that is included. This reduces the size of the labia majora, labia minora, or both (the outer and inner vaginal lips).
Other procedures that may be part of the designer vagina surgery could be hymenoplasty, clitoropexy, G-Spot Amplification and repairs to the perineum and pelvic floor.
South Korea is rapidly catching up with its Asian neighbors as a medical tourism destination. The country is already reported as having the highest rate of plastic surgery per capita; thus, it stands to reason Korea has the facilities and expertise to attract an international clientele.
The government is already investing money into the infrastructure, seeing medical tourism as an important sector to the economy. Even before visitors leave the airport there is no doubt that cosmetic surgery is a big part of the culture here as beautiful, blemish-free faces beam down on you from plastic surgery clinic advertisements.
South Korea offers a full complement of medical services but specializes in cosmetic surgery and skin care. It is a highly developed nation with regards to infrastructure and technology, for example, high-speed internet is available across the country—something most Western nations haven’t managed to achieve.
Prices in South Korea are also very competitive—in some instances being slightly cheaper than neighboring countries. Like its neighbours, the country offers an intriguing mix of the old and new. And while Korea is modern and has all the trappings of the 21st century, many cultural traditions can still be found. For visitors, South Korea is beguiling; you can look forward to fast-paced cities, beautiful landscapes, cultural spots and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites that offer an enticing combination—perfect for a holiday or as a medical tourist.
Although the length of the surgery depends on what procedures you decide upon, the average time is around two hours. You may need to remain in the hospital or at the clinic for several hours after to recover from the anesthesia.
Most designer vagina surgeries are carried out with dissolvable stitches, so there will be no need to return to have stitches removed. As with any surgery, you will likely feel some pain and discomfort, especially for a day or two—and you may feel better lying down rather than sitting. In comparison to other areas on the body, the vagina heals relatively quickly and many people are back at work within a week of their procedure.
You will need to take things easy for around six weeks, which means no vigorous sports or sexual intercourse.
Most people can save 50% on a designer vagina in South Korea, compared to in Australia.
Please note: These are approximate prices based on global averages at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other information, take a look at these two leading clinics South Korea for designer vagina surgery:
[Note: Both of the above clinics are based in the capital, Seoul]
See below for how to arrange an appointment, or speak to our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions concerning designer vaginas in South Korea. Or if you are ready to book your appointment, you can do so right here any time of the day or night, at no charge to you.
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