Genital esthetic surgery has been popular over the last decade. Most women feel embarrased to talk about cosmetic procedures applied to the intimate areas but terms such as labiaplasty or vaginoplasty are among the most commonly googled words.
Here we would like to give brief information about the genital esthetic procedures in general, which procedures are commonly applied and what their indications are.
Most of the genital esthetic procedures can be performed as an outpatient procedure,which means the patients can be discharged on the same day of surgery to have some rest at home.
There are a few cosmetic procedures applied to the genital area. They can be summarised as:
This term is most commonly used to describe surgery that decreases the size of one or both labia minora. The surgery may be necessary for patients having labial asymmetry or when the labia are loose and long and protrude between the labia majora (outer lips).
Patients opting for this surgery may have either functional problems caused by friction such as recurrent infections, irritation, discomfort and pain during intercourse due to stretching and tension in the labia or esthetic concerns and loss of self esteem.
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It is the surgery that narrows and tightens the vagina. Patiets having vaginal laxity due to childbirth, aging, menopause or chronic increased intraabdominal pressure may be candidates for surgery.
They apply for surgery for the following reasons:
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Patients applying for cliteroplasty may be having functional or esthetic problems related to the clitoral area.
In some patients there may be excessive skin layers covering the clitoris. This may decrease the sensitivity of this highly neural tissue and may also be an esthetic concern. Reduction of the amount of this tissue not only increases clitoral sensitivity to enhance sexual pleasure, but also leads to a more esthetic appearance of the vulva. Patients undergoing a labiaplasty procedure may also need clitoral hood reduction for a more balanced look.
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Perineum is the area between the vaginal orifice and the anal canal. There may be episiotomy skars, vaginal tears or hyperpigmented loose tissues in this area that need to be removed to improve appearance and function. Perineoplasty may be performed concommitantly with other genital estthetic procedures such as vaginoplasty and labiaplasty.
Some patients need to decrease the size of the labia majora (outer lips). When the skin covering the labia majora is loose, it may need to be removed surgically by ’wedge resection’. Otherwise labial liposuction is an alternative to surgery to decrease the size of labia majora.
When there is bulging of the mons pubis, the skin or fat tissue may be removed to decrease bulging. It may be necessary when it causes embarrasment to wear tight clothes or bathing suit. If there is excess loose skin, surgical resection may be necessary. Other patients may benefit from a simple mons pubis liposuction procedure.
Losing weight or aging may cause the labia majora to have a loose, wrinkled appearance.
Synthetic hyaluronic acid or patient’s own fat tissue may be injected into the labia for labial puffing (autografting). Patient’s own fat tissue may be retrieved by liposuction of other areas of the body for body contouring.
Gluteal region, waist, thighs or the abdomen are the most popular sites of liposuction for body contouring. Labial puff leads to a youthful appearance of the vulva and it is a part of the Barbie vagina esthetic.
There is a hypothetical area in the anterior vaginal wall a few centimeters from the vaginal opening. It is rich in sensory nerves and is thought to play an important role in female vaginal orgasm. It is called G spot named after Dr. Grafenberg who discovered it in 1950.
Synthetic hyaluronic acid or patient’s own fat tissue derived by liposuction may be injected into this area to enhance sexual pleasure during vaginal intercourse. The patient can go on with daily activities right after the shot.
Some patients may be disturbed by the darkening of vulvar tissues caused by hormones, chronic irritation and aging. There are several methods used to lighten the skin tone in the vulvar region.
Laser energy and chemical peeling are the most commonly applied methods. Several sessions may be necessary to raech the desired skin tone.
Vulva may redarken in time and the treatment methods may need to be repeated.