Labiaplasty & Gynecomastia
Both of these procedures can be considered cosmetic or reconstructive, depending on what needs to be done and whether this is for aesthetic reasons or to improve the function of the body part. For the latter clients often look to vaginoplasty, which can be anything from tightening the vagina to removing excess skin caused by vaginal trauma. It reconstructs the vagina, often in clients after childbirth, and gives a tightened, smoother vagina. On the other hand, labiaplasty is more for improving the aesthetic appearance of the outer vagina - the clitoral hood, labia majora, and labia minora - which may have become enlarged, saggy or darkened. The alteration of these areas can be natural or from childbirth and pregnancy.
The best candidate for labiaplasty or vaginoplasty is someone who is:
- Experiencing a change in size and tightness of the vagina after childbirth
- Noticing scar tissue from an episiotomy or other vaginal trauma
- Physically healthy, emotionally stable, and well-informed about the procedure
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to remember that your surgery will not turn you into someone else and you should not rely on your procedure to change your life. If you are considering undergoing a procedure it is imperative you speak to someone you trust, are happy in your life and are simply seeking to enhance your appearance and confidence, rather than looking to completely change who you are. It is equally important you are psychologically ready.
Preparing for your Procedure:
It is important to discuss with your doctors and with us any:
- Medical conditions you have
- The medication you are taking - prescription, herbal and non-prescription
Once you arrive at your destination you will have a physical evaluation with your surgeon, where you will discuss your goals and concerns where you will finalise the plan for surgery. At this examination your surgeon will determine the best procedure for you and explain it to you in detail, including any limitations - after all, it is important that you head into surgery with realistic goals. It is during this examination that your surgeon will also make recommendations for other procedures.
In the lead-up to your surgery, it is important you do the following:
- Stop smoking. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and increase the possibility of complications
What to Expect:
Length of surgery:
This is either an outpatient surgery or requires one night in the hospital. The procedure takes roughly an hour.
Recovery and post-op care:
Recovery from vaginal plastic surgery procedures is gradual, however, the first 4-5 days are the worst until swelling starts to reside. After that patients feel better each day following and will notice less and less swelling. It is recommended that sexual activity is refrained for about six weeks, as is any strenuous activities.
Length of Stay:
It is recommended you stay on holiday for 10 nights, during which time you will have follow up appointments with your surgeon.To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Other procedures to consider:
Many people who travel to Malaysia have more than one procedure because of the cost advantages and also for a more balanced look. Non-surgical treatments can be a nice way to relax and pamper yourself, such as dermabrasion and facial chemical peels, both of which provide a youthful, refreshed appearance and are up to half or three times cheaper than at home.
Potential risks include:
Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, discuss them with your doctor and nurses.
- Alterations in sensation
It is important to read the general preconditions and risks page before any surgery.