Labia Lift

Overview of the surgery: 

Labia Lift is a Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery done mainly to improve the appearance of the Labia Majora. Many women are born with enlarged or sagging Labia Majora that make them feel uncomfortable with physical daily activities. The enlarged or sagging Labia Majora embarrasses them during sexual activity. 

Labia Majora can be enlarged with excess skin and tissue. It may be enlarged genetically, from wrinkles secondary to childbirth, or due to aging, and can cause the following problems in a woman’s life: 

Interference with sexual intercourse due to excess Labia Majora tissue being pulled leading to unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment. 

Chafing and pain from Labia Majora rubbing up against panties and causing unsightly bulge visible when wearing a bathing suit. 

Preparation Prior To Surgery: 

 Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all 

medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical 

examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation. 

 Avoid smoking   for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes 

with circulation and will greatly affect healing process. 

 Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your 

recovery period. 

 Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants, 

anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating 

medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti- 

inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding. 

During the procedure:  

The plastic surgeon removes two slight crescents of skin from the inner portion of each labium. The amount to be removed depends on the amount of excess tissue. In some cases, when there is atrophy of fatty tissue, a small amount of fat can be transferred from another area of the body after liposuction. Closure is usually done with absorbable sutures. 

Operation time: 

It takes 2-3 hours 

Type of Anesthesia use: 

This surgery is usually done under local or  general anesthesia 

Hospital/clinic stay: 

1 night stay in the hospital for free 

Days to stay in Thailand: 

At least 7-14 days. 

Risks and Complications: 

Risks include bleeding, hematoma, infection, scarring, underresection, overresection.