Female intimate surgery, what it is

Written by: Dr. Miquel Ferrer Gispert
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The incidence of treatment intimate surgery has increased because their existence is known more. Female genital cosmetic surgery occurs mainly by subjective aesthetic reasons and sometimes for medical reasons.

The reason that more and more young women request is desire to beautify and highlight the external genitalia, obliterating his intimate resort. In Spain, the age to undergo this treatment is from 18 years. Previously, only you can be done if there is parental consent and fully justified psychologically causes. So, even being given the circumstances, the specialist G inecología could not perform surgery by professional ethics.


Who is subjected to a treatment of female intimate surgery?

Most patients choose to have this genital surgery are women motivated by personal issues, who want to gain confidence in themselves or patients who have genital discomfort during sex or when performing physical activity.

There are cases where some alteration, disease and / or defect involving the genitals and lips there; whether genital tumors, infections, genital cysts, disproportion of the labia or congenital diseases. Similarly, the need for only aesthetic reasons genitoplasty is increasing, especially in South America, the United States and Europe.


Treatment of female intimate surgery

The most common female intimate surgery interventions are: treatment of the labia, mons decrease, enlargement of the clitoris and the G spot, vaginoplasty and vaginal rejuvenation or laser - assisted surgery. Anyway of all the most common operations are the reduction of the labia minora and vaginal rejuvenation (anti-aging), laser assisted with or without strengthening the pelvic floor.

Labia are four - fold lining the vulva. There are two on each side: external are the biggest and the inner lips of the labia minora which are covered by higher. However, each vulva has large differences in size.

The vaginal labiaplasty or surgery of the labia is an operation that involves modifying the size of the genital area when they are too large or asymmetrical, may disturb the woman getting dressed, doing sports or having sex. the correction of the labia minora is surgical; the remaining parts dry out and said lips are remodeled proportionally. Sometimes you have to eliminate redundant skin of the clitoral hood.

The technique that works best is assisted surgery laser diode or CO₂, since the laser decreases bleeding and recovery is much faster.

Progressively higher increase requests are observed in the volume of the largest labia for aesthetic reasons, to protect vulvar labia minora or as a complement to any other intimate genital surgery. For this, the labia majora are filled with hyaluronic acid. This is an outpatient treatment that can be performed in the same query under local anesthesia. The effect is immediate and lasts about a year. Then you can go using that specific hyaluronic acid to the genital region to maintain the improvement, espaciable and varies according to each woman. labia majora can also be increased with injections of own fat.

Postoperative generally good. The patient should make home rest for a week leaving at rest the genital area in the case of surgical labioplastia. After medical checks will for two or three months. The patient is discharged when they can perform their daily activities normally, usually four or five weeks.

In the case of the application of hyaluronic acid or vulvar vaginal have to avoid baths, saunas and sex for a few days, but for the rest you can lead a normal life.

When labia are reduced described decreased sensitivity of post - surgical area, in specific cases, since it is a tissue rich in nerve endings.

As medical contraindications, it is advisable not only aesthetic value, as the labia minora also have their role. Gynecology specialist must act with ethical principles and do not make entirely unnecessary surgeries. Always following the protocols of our Medical Societies.

It should be noted that in these patients the level of postsurgical satisfaction is very high, because the problem or condition which caused such surgery disappears


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Miquel Ferrer Gispert
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics for more than 30 years, Dr. Ferrer Gispert is a reputed doctor who specialized in the Dexeus Institute, holding the position of Chief of the Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pathology Vulvar, still active in Committees Breast Pathology and Oncology. For his work and career, he is an expert in cervical and vulvar cancer, sexually transmitted diseases and pathology laser treatments. Dr. works with a multidisciplinary team of about 30 specialists, allowing them the advantage of working together to solve any medical problem. In addition, for years aunoma their efforts in the field of Assisted Reproduction, offering leading and successful techniques. There is also a multilingual team in Spanish, English, French, Italian, Russian and Arabic.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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