Last fact-checked: 8 November 2020
Many women who are unhappy with the way their genitals look consider labiaplasty, a safe surgical procedure commonly used as part of a vaginal rejuvenation.
With Medical Departures, you can find quality-checked clinics in Pattaya that offer this surgery to international patients at prices often thousands less than back home.
Usually, the labia minora (the inner lips) are inside the labia majora (the outer ones). However, some women may find that their labia minora are extruding or hanging down and wish that they could do something about it. Enlarged labia may occur due to several reasons:
Enlarged or elongated labia may cause problems when wearing tight clothes, bikinis or even for basic hygiene. It may also cause soreness and chafing and immense discomfort or pain if the labia are pulled into the vagina during intercourse.
Labiaplasty reshapes the labia (usually the labia minora, though the doctor can also reshape the labia majora), removing excess skin, making it neater and suturing it. The surgery makes you look neater down and may also help in enhancing pleasure during sexual intercourse.
Pattaya is one of Thailand's most-visited tourist destinations, attracting millions of people from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia thanks to its vibrant nightlife, clean beaches, beach sports, shopping and historic and cultural attractions. If you were to combine a holiday with plastic surgery, you would make the best of your trip to Pattaya. You'll be able to have a rewarding vacation and you do not need to tell anyone that you had cosmetic surgery done there.
Thailand has great medical facilities with state of the art equipment and qualified doctors, who are just as likely to have international qualifications with, for example, ISAPS, as your surgeon at home. The cost of living here is low, reducing overheads and making it possible to receive affordable medical treatment without compromising on quality. .
Labiaplasty is permanent and almost impossible to reverse, as it involves excess skin being cut away. As such, you really don’t want your existing problems compounded and face new ones. Botched labiaplasty surgeries can lead to permanent sexual dysfunction, bleeding and even more problems.
This is where Medical Departures comes can be of great help. We make sure that all clinics listed on our website have been thoroughly reviewed and vetted. We make sure that the people you interact with are able to communicate with you in English. We make sure that all doctors in Pattaya we work with are accredited and qualified. We even carry out post-surgery patient interviews.
This system of checks and balances is in place to ensure that you have a safe surgical experience.
Labiaplasty in Pattaya will take an hour to an hour and a half. The surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthesia.
The procedure involves cutting the excess skin off, making the area look neat, then suturing the incision. You may have some spotting and swelling for around three days and will be prescribed painkillers and antibiotics as well as topical applications. You will probably be advised to ice the area a few times daily to reduce swelling and pain and wear tight padding for comfort.
During the healing period for this surgery, you should not be doing heavy exercise or lifting weights. Other than that, you can resume basic activities (like walking outside) within two to three days. A full recovery may take around six weeks to two months.
In Australia, the cost of labiaplasty ranges from approximately AUD 5,000 to AUD 9,000, depending on the area, the clinic and the doctor. This is cosmetic surgery and not covered by medical insurance except under very special circumstances.
In Pattaya, the same surgery costs you an affordable AUD 1,500 (on average).
Please note that these are estimated figures at the time of writing. To see some of the latest prices on offer, click through to see V Plast Clinic (Pattaya), one of the top facilities in the region to offer labiaplasty, as well as other vaginal rejuvenation procedures, to international patients.
Book through the Medical Departures site or contact our Customer Care Team on the toll-free number provided. They can help with travel arrangements and accommodation, as well as finding a top-quality labiaplasty specialist in Pattaya at a price that’s right for you.
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