Has genital appearance dissatisfaction taken a toll on your sex life? If you’re a “down-for-whatever” type of person all in the name of restoring your sexual confidence, genital plastic surgery could be worth a shot.
Genital plastic surgery, also known as genital cosmetic surgery (among other terms), encompasses a wide variety of elective procedures aimed at enhancing the appearance of the female genital region as well as addressing discomforts and functional issues.
Here’s some information about the different types of genital plastic surgeries to give you a great starting point for your discussion with your gynecologist.
Exploring the Different Types of Genital Plastic Surgeries
Vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are two of the most common genital plastic surgery procedures. Although the two terms have been flung around interchangeably, they are not the same:
- Vaginoplasty is geared toward tightening a vagina that has become loose as a result of childbirth or aging.
- Labiaplasty, which can be performed alone or along with vaginoplasty, involves changing the size or shape of the labia majora (the outer lips) and/or labia minora (the inner lips) to make them smaller or more symmetrical with each other.
Besides vaginoplasty and labiaplasty, there are several other surgical procedures that fall under the genital plastic surgery umbrella. These include the following:
- Clitoral hood reduction, in which the tissue that normally covers the clitoris is removed to enable greater stimulation during sexual activity;
- Monsplasty (public lift), in which excess skin and fatty tissue are removed from the fatty pad over the pubic bone (mons pubis) to improve sexual pleasure and restore urinary function, among other purposes;
- Hymen repair (hymen repair), in which the thin membrane that partially covers the vaginal opening (hymen) is repaired and returned to a state of imperforation (“pre-sexual state”).
When considering any of these procedures, it’s worth keeping in mind that, as with any other type of surgery, they have risks and contraindications. These include nerve injury, fistula, poor cosmetic result, infection, and bleeding. Make sure to discuss these with your gynecologist.
Your doctor will perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine your eligibility for your desired procedure.
Genital Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida
As with any major decision, undergoing genital plastic surgery requires due diligence and careful consideration. The last thing you want is to end up with a botched result—or worse, endanger your health— so make sure to choose a doctor who has the right combination of experience, clinical acumen, track record, and reputation.
At Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center, our board-certified OB/GYNs are renowned experts in genital plastic surgery, and have been a part of countless testimonials of women who have successfully reinvigorated their sex lives and restored their sense of well-being.
Be one of our most satisfied patients today! Contact us at (305) 981-0231 or use our online appointment request form to book your consultation. We look forward to helping you feel your absolute best in and out of the bedroom!