Surgery: Labiaplasty (Labioplasty, Labia Minora Reduction, Vaginal Lips Reduction)
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the labia. It may be performed for the sake of appearance or where the labia causes pain during intercourse or exercise or sitting for long periods.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How old do I have to be to have this surgery?
You must be at least 20 years of age to have elective surgery in Thailand. Patients under the age of 20 years need to provide a signed Consent Form from their parent/guardian if the surgeon accepts the case.
How soon can I have this surgery?
We can secure priority appointments for our clients subject to the surgeon’s availability. However it is best to request an appointment well in advance so that the surgeon can advise you about the steps to take before coming for surgery.
How long does the operation take and will I be asleep?
This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. Hospital admission is not required.
How long do I have to stay in Thailand?
The surgeon usually recommends a stay of at least 10 nights after surgery. This is to allow you time to recover and to have a follow up consultation with the surgeon and removal of sutures. The surgeon may change the recommended time overseas based on age, medical conditions or where more than one surgery is being performed.
Why can’t I leave sooner?
For your own safety you should observe the recommendation. Air travel presents risks. To leave sooner would present an unnecessary risk. If you cannot stay the recommended time it is best not to have surgery overseas.
Will I have a consultation with the surgeon before surgery?
Yes, the surgeon will examine you and discuss the procedure with you before your surgery. He will answer any questions you may have
What are the risks associated with labiaplasty?
There are always risks in having surgery. This applies whether you have surgery overseas or at home. Possible risks include skin or nerve damage, irregular pigmentation, infection, bleeding or hematoma formation, excessive fluid loss or fluid accumulation, unfavourable scarring, change in skin sensation, skin discoloration or swelling, asymmetry, pain, which may persist, poor wound healing, risks associated with anaesthesia and the possibility of revisional surgery. Smokers may experience a delay the healing process and are at a higher risk of complications. Please talk to the surgeon about all of the risks before proceeding with surgery.
How should I prepare for surgery?
When we have your case assessed by the surgeon before you travel overseas, you may be given some specific instructions by the plastic surgeon about preparing for surgery. Generally, you will be asked to stop some medications and all vitamin supplements, alcohol and smoking. You must not stop any prescription medications without first consulting your prescribing physician or instruction from the surgeon.
What should I do after surgery?
The surgeon will provide post-operative care instructions after surgery.
When can I start exercising?
Please ask your surgeon about this at your consultation. It will depend upon your progress and other factors.
How much does this surgery cost?
How can I get a surgeons opinion before travelling overseas?
To get a free surgeons opinion and estimate for this surgery please complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I see before and after photos?
Due to privacy laws, before and after photos are not available online. The surgeon may provide these to you once you have your case reviewed. To have a free review of your case please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Everything was great, my recovery was surprisingly quick and barely painful at all. Sean loves his new teeth!
Also you were a lot of help Paul and the last email with the address times of appointments and everything made stuff so much easier. Thank you so much for your help.
I have recommended you to my sister-in-law looking to have surgery next year. Maybe we will go together.