American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Female Genital Procedures

Surgical Options

There are a variety of female genital procedures that are performed by plastic surgeons. Among the procedures that comprise female genital plastic surgery are labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, labia majoraplasty, monsplasty and vaginoplasty.

What should I expect during a consultation for female genital plastic surgery?

As with any plastic surgery procedure, if you're considering female genital plastic surgery, do your homework before scheduling surgery. Start by looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon with good before-and-after photos. Advance preparation is an investment in your final outcome.

During your female genital plastic surgery consultation be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

Your surgeon may also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss your options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of female genital plastic surgery and any risks or potential complications
  • Discuss the use of anesthesia during your female genital plastic surgery

Be sure to ask questions. To help, we have prepared a checklist of questions to ask your plastic surgeon that you can take with you to your consultation.

It's very important to understand all aspects of your female genital plastic surgery. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.



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