What is Female Genital Surgery?Posted on November 30, 2017
Female genital surgery covers various different cosmetic surgery procedures designed to improve a woman’s sexual aesthetics. Vaginoplasty, monsplasty, labiaplasty, labia majorplasty, and clitoral hood reduction are some of the procedures that may comprise female genital surgery.
Dr. Kristi Hustak is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing a range of female sexual aesthetic and other procedures. Women in Houston, Texas, and other cities and neighborhoods in this area of the country in the marvelous and awesome state of Texas have an opportunity to receive female genital surgery from Dr. Hustak.
Vaginoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure designed to tighten the vagina. Vaginal laxity may occur due to childbirth, aging or other factors, causing loose muscles and stretched tissue in the vagina. Vaginoplasty surgery will bring the separated muscles together, and the extra mucosa skin from the back side of the vagina will be removed.
Below the skin, the tissues are tightened with strong sutures. Once the vaginal canal has been tightened, the mucosal skin will be closed with sutures. In some cases, the surgeon may also remove the external skin for a more aesthetic appearance.
Labiaplasty is designed to shorten the length of the labia minora. It is a popular female genital surgery to relieve symptoms experienced from twisting and tugging of the labia, or simply because the woman is self-conscious of the labia appearance. The procedure is aimed at reducing the labia minora so that it does not hang under the labia majora.
Labiaplasty may be performed to reduce asymmetry when one is longer than the other, or, more commonly, to reduce the length of both labia so that the labia no longer twist, tug or make a woman feel uncomfortable.
A monsplasty is a procedure aimed at reducing the bulging of the mons, which is the upper part of the vulva. The bulge can make a woman feel embarrassed to wear a bathing suit or tight pants. The procedure may be performed using general or local anesthesia with oral sedation. The amount of skin removed in monsplasty can be extensive in some cases, while in others, only liposuction may suffice.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Excessive folds of the clitoral hood can be removed with a clitoral hood reduction. The procedure is often performed in conjunction with labiaplasty. The extra folds can create a bulge, particularly as the labia minora are reduced. A clitoral hood reduction can improve the balance in appearance of the female genitalia.
Following anesthesia, the surgeon will mark the excess tissue and may perform the excision as a “Y” extension off the labiaplasty. The incisions will then be closed with absorbable sutures.
Labia majoraplasty is a procedure aimed to achieve surgical reduction in the size of the outer labia majora. Patients who feel their labia majora are too large or hang down may need this surgery. The surgeon will remove two slight crescents of skin from the inner portion of each labium. If there is atrophy of fatty tissue, a small amount of fat can be transferred from another area of the body after liposuction.
Pragmatic and accomplished female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and nearby areas for female genital surgery.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.