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Female Genital Plastic Surgery

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The term "female genital plastic surgery" covers several different procedures. It is sometimes called vaginal rejuvenation, female genital rejuvenation surgery, female genital cosmetic surgery, vulvovaginal plastic surgery, and designer vagina surgery.

What is female genital plastic surgery?

The term female genital plastic surgery covers several different procedures. It is sometimes called vaginal rejuvenation, female genital rejuvenation surgery, female genital cosmetic surgery, vulvovaginal plastic surgery, and designer vagina surgery, among other terms. Among the procedures that comprise female genital plastic surgery are labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, labia majoraplasty, monsplasty, and vaginoplasty. Before discussing each one, it is important to look at the anatomy.

External anatomy of the female genitalia

The hairbearing area over the pubic bone at the upper portion of the female genitalia is called the mons. The hair-bearing outer lips are called the labia majora (singular is labium majus). The inner lips are called the labia minora (singular is labium minus). In the upper portion in the center is the clitoral hood, sometimes called the prepuce, which covers the clitoris in part or entirely. Below the clitoris is the urethral opening, and below that is the vaginal opening.



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