Last fact-checked: 18 July 2020
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Ageing, childbirth, and genetics may contribute to loose vaginal muscles. In turn, this may lead to a loss of sexual pleasure and self-confidence. These days, women no longer have to suffer in silence. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures, such as vaginoplasty, are becoming more popular, especially in places like Thailand where you can save over 50%.
Thailand’s medical tourism industry is one of the biggest in the world. The vast majority of patients who have received medical treatment Thailand will tell you that the standards of care are equal or superior to the service you would find at home, and many save thousands even after factoring in flight, accommodation and other travel expenses.
Since the 1990s when Thailand first opened its doors to international medical tourists, the industry has grown into an important niche in Thailand's healthcare system. Tourists from First World countries are initially attracted to Thailand for surgery because of the low costs, but they are soon wowed by the facilities, the Thai way of service and the expertise of the medical staff.
Medical training is rigorous in Thailand and cross-border training ensures many of the country’s surgeons have affiliations or memberships with international medical boards and professional organizations, such as the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Thailand openly markets itself to medical tourists in the knowledge that patients will spread the good word and even return for more after experiencing cosmetic surgery here. If the quality in Thailand was no good, patients simply wouldn’t come. The fact they continue to do so, in their thousands, only underlines how good the standards are.
But Thailand offers so much more than medical tourism—it has also been a popular holiday destination for decades with beautiful beaches, an alluring culture, exciting cities and much more. Plus, modern-day Thailand is well-suited for patients needing to rest and recuperate after treatment, with luxurious yet affordable hotels, spas and wellness retreats.
The procedure is usually carried out under a general anesthetic, and it typically takes between one and two hours. Tightening the vagina involves removing the excess vaginal lining and tightening the surrounding soft tissues and muscles. Any stitches are dissolvable.
Please note that vaginoplasty can also refer to gender confirmation surgery, a procedure that transgender and nonbinary people undergo in which surgeons create a vagina out of penile tissue.
You will experience mild pain and discomfort after the surgery, as you would expect. However, compared to many other surgical procedures, the downtime isn’t too long. You may be discharged from the hospital or clinic after your surgery, although some surgeons prefer that you stay overnight. In any case, you will need to make sure someone can drive you home or back to your hotel when you do leave. This can be arranged privately by our team if you are traveling alone.
You should feel well enough to get back to your daily routine after a few days. We advise staying in the country for a few days and consult your surgeon as to when you’ll be okay to fly home. In fact, some people actually return to work in as little as three days when the procedure is carried out at home.
Baths should be avoided until the stitches have dissolved, but you will be able to shower after 48 hours. You should take it fairly easy over the next six weeks, abstaining from vigorous activities, including swimming, heavy lifting and sex.
Prices for vaginoplasty in Thailand are around AUD $2,500 (US $2,000, CAD $2,300; £1,200 GBP, €1,700, AUD $9,500) compared to an average of AUD $5,000 in Australia (US $3,800, CAD $4,700; £2,500 GBP, €3,500). [Please note: these are average price comparisons calculated at the time of writing.]
To get started, take a look at these three leading clinics in Thailand that offer vaginoplasty surgery:
[Note: all of the above clinics and hospitals are located in Bangkok, the Thai capital.]
Medical Departures can help you save up to 50% on your vaginoplasty treatment in Thailand.
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Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty. WebMD. 19 April 2019. https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/vaginoplasty-and-labiaplasty-procedures
Osborn, Corinne O’Keefe. Vaginoplasty: Gender Confirmation Surgery. Healthline. 18 October 2017. https://www.healthline.com/health/transgender/vaginoplasty