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 questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about female genital plastic surgery?

Use this checklist as a guide during your female genital plastic surgery consultation:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
  • Am I a good candidate for female genital plastic surgery?
  • What will be expected of me to get the best results?
  • Have you been specifically trained in this procedure?
  • Where and how will you perform my procedure?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
  • How are complications handled?
  • Will I experience any changes in sensitivity during sexual intercourse?
  • How long will I need to wait after the procedure to engage in sexual intercourse?
  • Will I be able to have a vaginal childbirth after female genital plastic surgery?
  • Would vaginal childbirth affect the results of the procedure?
  • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my female genital procedure?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?


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