Overview of the surgery:
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce and or reshape the labia minora – the skin that covers
the female clitoris and vaginal opening. During surgery, larger or uneven inner vaginal lips are cut and
shortened using specialized scissors, a scalpel or a laser. In addition, the labia majora, on the outside
of the body, can be reduced with either surgery or liposuction if needed. A hoodectomy, which exposes
the clitoris in an attempt to increase sexual stimulation, may be performed at the same time. The
appropriate incision location depends on many individual factors, including the configuration, texture
and size of the labia. The surgeon will then suture the incision closed with absorbable sutures
Labiaplasty usually takes no longer than 2 hours or in some cases is no more than 1 hour.
Care after surgery:
Clean the incision site with hydrogen peroxide and put antibiotic cream/ointment on a daily basis.
Your stitches should dissolve within 2-2 ½ weeks. Swelling and tenderness should gradually
disappear within 6 weeks. Oral medications can reduce pain. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed to
reduce the risk of infection.
After surgery, you can’t have intercourse for about 4 weeks, and your genitals will be tender and
swollen for several weeks. You will be asked to stop any heavy, strenuous exercise for three or more
weeks after surgery. Also you cannot use tampons and douches for 3 to 6 weeks following surgery.
While recovering, you will need to wear a pad for one week or less, due to the bleeding that results.
Most women resume normal activities, like work, within four days.
Labiaplasty reduces the length of the labia minora and changes their shape. It can increase self esteem
and self confidence and enhance the female sexual satisfaction. We guarantee quality service and
satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical corrections, patient can assure a free of
charge revision. Please see before and after photos of Dr. Tanongsak patients in the Photo
Gallery (photographs showed are with patient’s consent).
Risks and Complications:
With any surgical procedure there are certain risks. The most common can include bleeding, infection,
asymmetry, and scarring. Although these events are usually infrequent, they sometimes can occur.
These will be discussed with you during the consultation for your procedure.
Types of anesthesia use:
General or local anesthesia with sedation
Labiaplasty can be performed on an out patient basis or in the hospital under local or general
anesthesia. You and your surgeon will discuss preferences.
Preparation prior to surgery
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout
your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Do not have sexual intercourse the night before the surgery.
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.