Labiaplasty in Greater Seoul Area

The Ultimate Guide to Labiaplasty in Greater Seoul Area

Last fact-checked: 9 December 2019

Looking for affordable labiaplasty surgery abroad? In Seoul you can save at least 50% on the cost of the procedure while getting the chance to explore this fascinating city at the same time.

Female genital surgery is becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons, and along with vaginoplasty, labiaplasty is one of the most requested options. Sometimes surgery is to correct a medical problem, but very often these days it is requested because of cosmetic reasons.

The labia are the two pairs of lips that surround the vagina – the labia majora and the labia minora (the outer and inner lips). Some women feel they are too big, or too loose, and are opting to have them reduced with a labiaplasty.

Why Have Labiaplasty in Seoul?

Seoul offers extremely competitive prices on a vast range of surgical procedures, making it a great destination for those on a budget seeking world-class care. It compares very favourably with western prices and even is proving more popular than neighbouring Asian countries thanks to the overall quality of its medical facilities and surgeons.

As a holiday destination, it may not have the appeal of other destinations, such as Thailand, but it should do. It offers a fascinating glimpse into Asian culture with its mix of tradition and modernity. Seoul is an exciting, fast-paced city delivering every conceivable modern convenience and a wealth of pastimes to enjoy.

Seoul embraces new technologies and cosmetic surgery. There are plastic surgery clinics all over, and billboards advertising their services everywhere you look. It is a popular destination for Chinese and Japanese medical tourists as it offers reliable services at reasonable prices.

Medical Tourism is a growing industry here, and the government takes it very seriously as an important part of the economy. As with any country where medical tourism is popular, it stands to reason that if the services are good, the industry will continue to grow as foreign visitors will come. It is in everybody’s interests that standards remain high and healthy competition encourages this. Clinics are safe, hygienic and follow international standards laid down by organizations such as the ISO.

At Medical Departures, we do our own research to make sure that patients booking with us can rely on quality-checked services. We do legal and criminal background checks, as well as checking out real patient testimonials, making our own onsite clinic visits and verifying doctor credentials. If we’re not happy, you won’t find them on our site.

What Is the Procedure for Labiaplasty and How Long Does it Take?

Labiaplasty doesn’t usually take very long, approximately one to two hours. It may be performed under general or local anesthetic. Essentially, the procedure involves unwanted tissue being removed from the labia either with a scalpel or laser. The remaining tissue is stitched with dissolvable sutures.

Learn more about the labiaplasty procedure here.

What Is the Recovery Time for Labiaplasty?

The female genitalia heals surprisingly quickly, and recovery from a labiaplasty is fairly rapid. For a day or two after the procedure, you will feel a little discomfort; although walking is not likely to be comfortable, it will help reduce swelling, speeding the healing process up. The best advice is to listen to your surgeon's advice, as well as your own body. 

The stitches take around a week to dissolve and you will need to keep the area as clean and dry as you can until then. Taking a bath will not be allowed but careful showering will be permitted after 48 hours.

It shouldn’t take long for you to be out-and-about but it is recommended you avoid strenuous activities, including sports and sex, for around six weeks, to ensure you have healed entirely.

How Much Can I Save on Labiaplasty in Seoul compared to Australia and New Zealand?

The cost of labiaplasty in Seoul is around 50% less than it is in Australia.

The NHS cites labiaplasty costing between GBP 2,000 - 4,000 in the UK, while you can undergo the procedure in Seoul for as little as GBP 1,300. 

These prices are estimates. For up-to-date figures, as well as clinic photos and patients testimonials, check out two of our partner clinics in Seoul for labiaplasty below:

Getting Started with Medical Departures

Browse through the clinics listed above to get a better idea of what to expect in terms of quality while you're in South Korea.

Ready to book? See below for how to arrange an appointment, or speak to Customer Care if you’ve any questions about labiaplasty in Seoul.


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