Labia Reduction Surgery (called Labiaplasty) refers to a cosmetic genital treatment designed to change the appearance of the labia minora. Labiaplasty treatment abroad is much cheaper than in the UK. Women requesting the labiaplasty treatment abroad have usually developed ‘longer’ labia which may protrude beyond the outer labia of the vagina. This can not only be a source of embarrassment for some women but can be extremely uncomfortable (i.e. when the labia rubs against underwear). The labiaplasty surgery abroad can also be used to tone, reshape, reconstruct or tighten the various muscles and surrounding skin of the vagina. A labia reduction will always be performed by a Certified Plastic Surgeon at either an accredited outpatient surgery centre abroad or a private hospital abroad. The Labiaplasty surgery abroad can be performed under local anaesthetic with sedation; however in some cases, it is preferred that the patient is put under a general anaesthetic usually this can be done privately abroad which will be much cheaper than if you weren’t abroad. Dissolvable stitches are used in the process of the labiaplasty treatment, which can result in discomfort for a few days as the stitches take around 7-10 days to dissolve. There are two main surgical techniques used in labiaplasty surgery.
Labiaplasty surgery abroad – trim method:
The Trim method is sometimes referred to as the strip method. This is the most commonly used method for reducing the length of the labia. The surgeon will remove excess labial skin along the length (edge) of the labia minora. This labiaplasty method is less likely to cause complications and a good choice for patients looking to remove any darker, longer edges of the labia.
Labiaplasty surgery abroad – wedge method:
The Wedge Method removes a wedge-shaped portion of the unwanted labium which reduces the bulk of the labia minora. The wedge of labial tissue is removed without affecting any functioning area of the vagina. This method can also help to reduce any excess tissue in those areas as well.
As a rule, the cost of Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery abroad in Europe is lower than in the UK. Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery in the UK can be very expensive, and in many plastic surgery clinics abroad in Europe countries, the same procedure can be found at a fraction of the cost. Often this means that you can combine your Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery with a holiday, for less than the price of having the same Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery alone in the UK.
Saving money by choosing surgery abroad in Europe
The actual cost savings you can make by Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery abroad in Europe will vary depending on the procedure, buy many popular private clinics abroad in Europe offer savings of 50- 80% compared to the cost of private Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery in the UK. Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery abroad in Europe will save you money and save valuable time, as NHS waiting times for Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery can have an impact on your quality of life.