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Labiaplasty Turkey

What is Labiaplasty ?

Labiaplasty term is most commonly used to describe the surgical procedure of reduction of the size of labia minora. Labia minora are the mucosal tissue folds located on both sides of the vaginal orifice.

Female external genitelia may be of various shapes, sizes and colours. There is no certain description of the normal vulva.

However recently there is a trend of increase in the number of female patients applying for genital esthetic procedures. Women may want to change the look of their external genitelia for various reasons.

Why is labiaplasty performed?

Women may need labioplasty for two main reasons:

  • Correction of elongated, loose, enlarged and dark coloured labia minora,
  • Reduction in size and reshaping of labia minora when they are asymmetrical.

Who is a candidate for labiaplasty?

Following women may be candidate for labiaplasty:

  • Patients having pain during sexual intercourse because of stretching of elongated labia,
  • Patients having discomfort because of friction of labia during sports, especially bicycle riding, running, swimming, horse riding etc,
  • Patients having discomfort from enlarged labia even during sitting down,
  • Patients concerned about the look of their labia either naked or with tight clothes and swimwear,
  • Patients who are self –conscious about their external genitelia.

Who is not a good candidate for a labiaplasty?

Following patients are not good candidates for labiaplasty:

  • Patients under 18 years of age (unless there is a medical indication.),
  • Patients with serious chronic health conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, hypertension etc,
  • Patients with unrealistic expectations for their genital area.

How is labiapasty performed?

Labioplasty is mostly performed as an outpatient procedure. It can be either performed in an office setting under local anesthesia or in a hospital or clinic under general anesthesia.

There are several surgical techniques for a labioplasty procedure. The most commonly performed labiaplasty surgical techniques are:

  • Wedge resection,
  • Trimming labiaplasty.

Labiaplasty in Turkey

Trimming labiaplasty is mostly performed over wedge resection due to decreased risk of complications. There are an infinite number of other incisions possible for a labiaplasty procedure because every patient's surgery should be tailored according to her anatomy and her specific needs.

Is aneshesia necessary for a labioplasty?

Labioplasty can be performed under local anesthesia. But most patients prefer sedation combined with local anesthesia, since they sleep and dot feel anything during the procedure.

What are the benefits of a labiaplasty?

Benefits of a labiaplasty procedure can be summarised as:

  • Reduced size of the labia minora so that they do not sag between the labia majora,
  • Improved symmetry of labia minora,
  • Improved self-esteem,
  • Improved genital hygiene,
  • Most patients who had a labiaplasty reported to have increased sexual satisfaction (probably due to decreased pain and increased self esteem because of improvement in genital appearance).

Labiaplasty in Turkey

What are the possible complications of a labiaplasty?

Like all other surgical procedures, labiaplasty has certain risks which are very rarely seen in expert clinics. The complications of a labiaplasty procedure can be summarised as:

  • Labiaplasty infection,
  • Labiaplasty hematoma,
  • Wound dehishence,
  • Unsatisfactory scarring.

Does labiaplasty reduce feeling?

Labiaplasty is a safe straightforward procedure that does not reduce sensation. It is normal to have temporary numbness in the surgical site after every procedure but because of heterogenous neural network, there will be no permanent loss of sensation after surgery.

Preoperative instructions for labiaplasty:

  • Quit smoking if possible,
  • Stop taking blood thinner medications (like aspirin and NDAID’s) and supplements. Only take medications prescribed by your doctor,
  • Do not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to surgery, but you should take your necessary medications with a small sip of water in the morning prior to your surgery (like heart, thyroid, blood pressure medications),
  • Have loose comfortable clothing with you,
  • Arrange someone to drive you home after surgery because you will not be allowed to drive that day,
  • Take a few days off of work.

Post-operative instructions for labiaplasty:

  • You will be given ice-packs at the clinic and you should put them on the sterile gauze covering surgical site,according to a 10 minutes on,10 minutes off regimen to decrease swelling and discomfort,
  • You will be allowed to take a shower in 48 hours,
  • Each time after visiting the bathroom, spray some water on the vulva and keep it dry afterwards,
  • Do not rub the surgical site,
  • Do not carry anything heavy during the first 4-6 weeks,
  • Do not exercise ,use a tampon or have sex in the first 4-6 weeks after surgery,
  • Call your doctor if you have significant bleeding from the incisions, have fever over 38 degrees, foul smelling drainage or redness on the labia or intractable pain and swelling on the labia unresponsive to pain-killers.


How is labiaplasty recovery?

  • It is normal to have some bloody or blood –tinged drainage from the incisions,
  • It is normal to have swelling and bruising of the labia,
  • Try to have as much rest as possible, lying on your back during the few days after surgery,
  • You may take pain-killers prescribed by your doctor during labiaplasty recovery,
  • Do not miss your control visits after surgery.

Does labiaplasty last forever?

Labiapasty is a permanent procedure. Labiaplasty results in smaller labia minora that do not extend beyond the labia majora. Labiaplasty rejuvenates the vagina and makes genital hygiene easier. You will also feel more comfortable with tight clothes. All these affects are permanent after a labiaplasty procedure.

Laser Labiaplasty Turkey

Laser has been used for several surgeries related to the genital area. After your initial consultation, you may be directed to laser surgery if there is an indication. Laser is a form of energy that is used to cut excess labial tissues. The healing period is similar to a conventional labiaplasty.

How much does a labiaplasty cost in Turkey?

When compared to most European countries, labiaplasty prices are reasonable in Turkey. The cost of surgery depends on several factors such as:

  • Concommitant surgical procedures,
  • Type of anesthesia used,
  • Hospital stay or out-patient procedure,
  • Therefore the exact price can be calculated after individual consultation.

For more information on labiaplasty in Istanbul price, you can contact our clinic.

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Does insurance cover labiaplasty?

Most private insurance companies do not cover cosmetic surgical procedures, but there may be exceptions to this, so you can only get reliable information by contacting your private insurance company to find out if your insurance company will cover labiaplasty procedure.

How is labiaplasty performed for international patients?

Labiaplasty for international patients can be performed in one of our affiliated hospitals in Antalya, Ankara or Istanbul. Patients who are interested in having a genital esthetic procedure by our team can contact us through e-mail or whatsapp for detailed information.

  • Patients have a free online consultation by filling in a form,
  • After evaluation by the physician, they may be asked to send laboratory test results and images of the surgical area,
  • Surgery and travel is planned by an affiliated travel agency.

Labiaplasty in Turkey patient reviews:

You can visit the 'Patient Testimonials' page on our website to read the reviews of patients who have been operated by Dr. Burcu Saygan Karamürsel.

She is one of the best labiaplasty surgeons in Turkey, having operated hundreds of patients from all over the world. You can get in youch with us regarding labiaplasty services and let Dr. Saygan Karamürsel assist you with professionalism and experience. After your consultation, your operation will be tailored according to your specific anatomy, because there is no one procedure that fits all patients.

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