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Devan Stahl, Christian J Vercler
The recent rise in women seeking cosmetic surgery of their genitalia (labiaplasty) coincides with the increasing number of surgeons posting videos of these operations on social media accounts and websites. Sociocultural influences significantly contribute to our ideas of what constitutes healthy and pathologic, and surgeons have historically played a role in defining "normal" and "abnormal" anatomy. In the nineteenth century, Saartjie Baartman-a woman with a large posterior and unusually long labia minora-was used by physicians to "educate" the public about these differences...
April 1, 2018: AMA Journal of Ethics
Pablo González-Isaza, Torello Lotti, Katlein França, Rafael Sanchez-Borrego, Juan Escribano Tórtola, Jacopo Lotti, Uwe Wollina, Georgi Tchernev, Nicola Zerbinati
OBJECTIVE: To describe the benefits and safety of using Carbon Dioxide Laser in multi-pulse modalities when performing labiaplasty and anatomical variants approach for functional and cosmetic indications. DESIGN: This is a prospective, descriptive case series study. SETTING: Private Practice Quirofano Calculaser Megacentro Pinares Pereira Colombia. POPULATION: One Hundred and twelve women seeking labia minora labiaplasty for functional and cosmetic reasons were enrolled in the study protocol from June 2013 to June 2016...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Marisa M Surroca, Laura S Miranda, Jesus B Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Because there has been a great raise in the interest of this type of surgery in our area, we decided to study if there were any differences among our patients and also to review our results. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review our experience with labiaplasty. We assessed surgical complications and quality outcomes and compared surgical results according to maternal parity. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of all cases of primary or secondary labia minora reduction surgery performed by the same surgeon from January 2014 to December 2015...
April 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Müjde Özer, Indiana Mortimore, Elise P Jansma, Margriet G Mullender
Labiaplasty (also known as labia minora reduction) is attracting increasing attention in the media and in online forums. Controversy exists among health-care professionals on how to manage a request for this surgery. Furthermore, the indications for and outcomes of labiaplasty have not yet been systematically assessed, and long-term outcomes have not yet been reported. Labia minora hypertrophy is defined as enlargement of the labia minora; however, the natural variation of labia minora size has scarcely been studied, with only one study suggesting objective criteria...
March 2018: Nature Reviews. Urology
Alexandra Bucknor, Austin D Chen, Sabine Egeler, Patrick Bletsis, Anna Rose Johnson, Kate Myette, Samuel J Lin, Christine A Hamori
Background: The increasing demand for labiaplasty is well recognized; however, the procedure remains contentious. Objectives: We aim to provide a large-scale, up-to-date analysis of labiaplasty outcomes and factors influencing postoperative sequelae (POS). Methods: We analyzed a single-center, prospectively maintained database of females undergoing labiaplasty between 2002 and 2017. Demographic, procedural, and outcomes' data were retrieved...
January 9, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Christine A Hamori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Tatiana Turini, Ana Cláudia Weck Roxo, Fernando Serra-Guimarães, Maria Lidia Abreu, Cláudio Cardoso de Castro, José Horácio Aboudib, Fábio Xerfan Nahas
BACKGROUND: Labiaplasty is one of the aesthetic procedures that has shown the greatest increase in the number of operations in recent years, although the absolute number of these procedures is still very low. Labia minora hypertrophy causes not only functional discomfort and sexual difficulties, but also embarrassment and aesthetic concern. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of labiaplasty on the patient's quality of life, self-esteem, and sexual function. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive sexually active patients, who expressed the desire to undergo labiaplasty, were divided into two groups of 12 patients each: the intervention group that underwent labiaplasty immediately after responding the first questionnaires, and the control group that received no intervention during the study period...
January 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Turkia Abbed, Florence Mussat, Mimis Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Paul L Wood
Clinicians are faced with increasing requests for female cosmetic genital surgery and prominent amongst these is labiaplasty. The implications of labiaplasty in adolescence are explored with emphasis on what is known about normal genital appearances, pubertal development, anatomy and physiology and the options for surgical intervention including risks and implications. Faced with what is known to date on female cosmetic genital surgery then such interventions should be avoided in adolescence in the absence of defined medical indications until at least the age of 18 years...
August 11, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Carlo M Oranges, Kristin M Schaefer, Daniel F Kalbermatten, Martin Haug, Dirk J Schaefer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sarah Sorice, Alexander Y Li, Francisco L Canales, Heather J Furnas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
N Zerbinati, R G Haddad, A Bader, R Rauso, E D'Este, G Cipolla, A Calligaro, P Gonzalez, S Salvatore, D Serafin
Aesthetic surgery of female external genitalia has gained increasing popularity over the past decade, with reduction of the labia minora (labiaplasty) being the procedure most commonly requested and performed. Female external genitalia lose elasticity and volume with age, but few studies describe the techniques for labia majora augmentation. Currently, very few studies have investigated the effectiveness and safety of labia majora augmentation with hyaluronic acid (HA) injection. This study aims to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of labia majora augmentation with hyaluronic acid filler injection...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Heather J Furnas
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the length of redundant labia minora. The trim, also known as edge excision, linear, and amputation labiaplasty, is a technique commonly used. Complications associated with a trim labiaplasty include overresection and scalloped labia edges. This video features an operative technique that aims to reduce labia minora to an appropriate final length with smooth, unscalloped edges.
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Gemma Sharp, Marika Tiggemann, Julie Mattiske
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Carlo M Oranges, Kristin M Schaefer, Martin Haug, Dirk J Schaefer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Annemette Wildfang Lykkebo, Henrik Christian Drue, Janni Uyen Hoa Lam, Rikke Guldberg
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to describe and to assess the size of labia minora in normal women, including the women's perception of their genitals to offer better counseling to the women seeking for labiaplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was undertaken in the outpatient clinic at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Kolding Medical Center between May 2012 and October 2013, when study participants were recruited in connection with their routine visits...
July 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
Christine A Hamori
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sarah C Sorice, Alexander Y Li, Francisco L Canales, Heather J Furnas
BACKGROUND: In recent years, labiaplasty has jumped in popularity, despite opposition to the procedure. In 2007, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists declared the recommendation of cosmetic vaginal procedures to be "untenable," although in 2016 they allowed consideration of labiaplasty in adolescents if symptoms persist. The reasons for labiaplasty requests are not yet fully understood, and physician opposition limits patient access to surgical relief. METHODS: In this prospective study, 50 consecutive patients consulting about labiaplasty were given a questionnaire assessing 11 physical and appearance-related symptoms associated with elongated labia...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Adam J Oppenheimer
Aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery has become the final frontier of cosmetic surgery. Accordingly, there has been an increased interest in plastic surgical procedures for the female genitalia. Labiaplasty is the most common among such procedures, and the number of practitioners and techniques has varied widely in the medical literature. This article will focus on the problems and pearls encountered by the author in treating enlargement of the labia minora and clitoral hood. The content will focus on the technical aspects of the labiaplasty surgery and ways to avoid common complications encountered during this procedure...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Gemma Sharp, Marika Tiggemann, Julie Mattiske
Background: Labiaplasty has become an increasingly popular procedure. However, the psychological outcomes of this procedure, such as the effects on women’s sex lives and psychological well-being, have received little attention from researchers to date. In addition, the investigation of factors which predict satisfaction with surgical outcomes is also lacking. Objectives: To examine the effect of labiaplasty on women’s sexual satisfaction and psychological well-being...
March 1, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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