The intimate surgery or genital surgery is the set of surgical techniques for cosmetic improvement, as functional sometimes ínitma or the genital area.
It is a surgery that is on the rise for different reasons such as the fashion of comprehensive hair removal that makes the area more exposed, more visible; easy access to pornography, loss of taboos on sexuality ...
On many occasions it is simply an aesthetic issue , but also on many occasions there are problems such as hypertrophy of the labia minora that cause discomfort in activities of daily life, in sports and sexual relations, and therefore it is also a functional problem .
When is this type of surgery indicated?
It is indicated in all patients of legal age, who want an improvement in the genital area and that there is an objective cause to treat.
What are the techniques?
There are multiple techniques and each one with its peculiarities.
Referring to those that I perform, which would be the surgical techniques of the perineal area (vulva and pubis), they are usually minor surgeries that are performed under local anesthesia and mild sedation so that the patient is totally comfortable during the process. And of course always in an authorized hospital and operating room and with all the guarantees of safety for the patient.
What does undergoing such intimate surgery or genital surgery contribute to women?
The advantages would be improvement in the patient's self - esteem , greater self-confidence. And in cases where it causes functional problems, improvement of such discomforts such as friction when exercising, entry of the labia minora into the vagina during sexual intercourse ... In short, an improvement both aesthetic and functional, and therefore also psychological for women.
The satisfaction rate is very high, as long as you have realistic expectations and have been very well informed by your plastic surgeon about all the doubts, risks and benefits.
Among the techniques c URGERY intimate the most common would be:
- Labiaplasty or Nymphoplasty: technique by which the size of the labia minora is reduced and remodeled. It is usually associated with remodeling of the clitoral hood so that it is not redundant.
- Liposuction of the mons pubis: this technique is performed when there is a fat accumulation in the mons pubis or pubis that bothers since it can be seen when the patient dresses in tight clothing, in the gym, with a bikini or swimsuit ... It consists of a liposuction of accumulated fat in the area.
- Lipofilling of the labia majora : in most of the occasions we are consulted for hypertrophy of the labia minora, it is associated with hypotrophy and the labia majora, that is, they have become very thin. By lipofilling or fatty autograft what we do is obtain fat from another part of the body, process it and use it to fill the area, from the labia majora, giving the vulva more turgidity and a more youthful appearance.
- Labia majora reduction: when the labia majora have atrophied and sagging skin has sagged, a reduction of these can be done to achieve a more youthful appearance in the area.
On many occasions these surgeries can be combined.