If you’re looking for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure like labiaplasty, in Phuket you’ll pay a lot less than you would at home, and you’ll get the opportunity to relax by a pool and take it easy for a few days afterwards while your body heals.
This procedure is becoming more and more popular for Western women. Although labia (the vaginal lips) come in all shapes and sizes, many women worry that theirs are not as esthetically pleasing as they think they should be. Some women also feel that they protrude too much under clothing, and some women feel that theirs are unhygienic because of the size.
Providing you are over 18, in generally good health, and have a realistic expectation of the outcome you are most likely suitable for labiaplasty.
Phuket is not just a popular destination for tourists, but also for medical travellers. It attracts people from around the world, lured by the inexpensive prices, the excellent quality facilities and the expertise of its medical staff.
Thailand first opened its doors to international medical tourists in the 1990s. Bangkok was the first city in Thailand to welcome patients from overseas looking for affordable medical care. It was so successful that this accomplishment has been repeated across the country – particularly in already-established tourist destinations, where it doesn’t take much of a leap-of-faith for visitors to book in for medical care when they are already enthralled with the location.
We always recommend you don’t get carried away and do your own research. It’s worth it for your own peace of mind. Booking with Medical Departures will give you this as we’ve already done the research, and the results are on our website, under each listing – doctor qualifications; professional memberships; real patient reviews; high-definition clinic photos and lots more. Traveling overseas for surgery may be daunting, but if you’re happy with your surgeon’s credentials then it will make the trip a less unnerving experience. Many Thai surgeons also have international memberships, such as with ISAPS, or with surgical boards in other countries, like the US.
The growth in medical tourism shows no sign of abating, and with the world becoming an ever-increasingly smaller place with the internet of things making researching, booking and paying for flights, accommodation and medical care as easy as 1-2-3, then it is probably going to become even more popular. We are not restricted by geographical boundaries anymore and just as we are comfortable with buying goods from around the world, then there’s no reason why we can’t do the same with services.
Phuket may also offer another reason for patients looking at labiaplasty – discretion. If you’re somebody who doesn’t want everyone to know your business then you can guarantee if you have surgery in your local hospital then you’re bound to bump into someone who knows you, which could prove awkward if you’re explaining why you’re there. Hopefully, this is a problem that shouldn’t occur when you’re abroad.
Labiaplsty generally takes between 1 and 2 hours. It can be carried out with a local anesthetic, and so you may not even need an overnight hospital stay, if you’d prefer not to.
The procedure is relatively simple. Excess skin and unwanted tissue is removed with either a laser or scalpel and the remainder is sutured with dissolvable stitches.
Generally, the recovery time is quite quick, and although you may have a little stinging and discomfort for a few days, you should be able to get on with everyday activities after a few days. You will have to keep the area clean and dry until the stitches have dissolved – usually in around a week – so no bathing or swimming until then. Showering is usually allowed after 48 hours.
Most people who have the procedure are back in work after a week. Vigorous exercise and sex should be avoided for 6 weeks.
On average, labiaplasty should cost around half the price in Phuket than Australia.
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