If you have been considering a gynecological procedure to change the aesthetics of your body, you may still not be sure which procedure is the best choice for you. In reality, your options will depend on the type of look you want to achieve. Here are the types of procedures you should know about:
1. Clitoral Hood Reduction
If you are unhappy with loose skin surrounding your clitoris, you may aim to include a clitoral hood reduction alongside another procedure. Women often choose a clitoroplasty instead, which includes alteration of the clitoral tissue itself. Ultimately, many women enjoy the aesthetic this creates, as well as increased sexual satisfaction.
Vaginoplasty is designed to make the opening of the vagina more narrow. This procedure involves tightening the muscles and repairing the back wall of the vagina. For many women, this procedure is on the "wish list" after having children.
In gynecological cosmetic surgery, dermolipectomy removes skin and fat surrounding the mons pubis. This reduces the size of the outer vaginal lips. Women often choose to undergo this procedure alongside a tummy tuck or thigh lift to create a more toned appearance.
4. Feminizing Genitoplasty
This procedure is typically one that involves making ambiguous genitalia into a more feminine appearance. This procedure is used for women with congenital issues who may not have the genitals that make them feel most comfortable. A cosmetic surgeon can make the vaginal opening or clitoris more defined.
Any procedure that involves the contouring of the labia is called labiaplasty. Many women who come in are looking for reduction of either the labia major or labia minora, or sometimes both. In some cases, women want the entire region reconstructed entirely, and some actually come in for augmentation, which involves fat injections to provide a more plump appearance. The most common procedure in this area is labia minora reduction, which shortens the length of the vaginal lips.
If you are looking to shape the area above the labia, known as the mons pubis, you will ask for a monsplasty. This procedure often involves liposuction to remove fat. The doctor will also remove excess skin surrounding the area. Many women have this procedure done alongside a tummy tuck.
Still have questions about finding the right cosmetic gynecological surgery for you? It is time to speak with your cosmetic gynecologist about the possibilities.