About Genital Surgery
What is Genital Surgery?
Frequently asked questions about genital surgery
Genital surgery is gaining a lot of popularity nowadays. More and more men and women are going for this cosmetic surgery to change the look and physical appearance of their genitals.
Also known as aesthetic genital surgery, this cosmetic surgery procedure helps change the shape and size of the inner labia, or the inner lips of the vulva. In males, genital surgery helps increase the length and width of the penis.
What is genital surgery?
Genital surgery is a broad term under which several different types of surgeries fall. The most common types of genital surgeries are vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty, labia majora reduction surgery, perineoplasty, clitoral hood reduction, hymenoplasty and phalloplasty. Each of these surgeries has different results to offer. Labiaplasty, for instance, is a female genital surgery that aims to change the size and shape of the inner labia or the inner lips of the female vulva. Phalloplasty, or the Penis enlargement surgery is used to increase the size of the male penis.
Although there is a different procedure for each type of genital surgery, the operation is generally performed under local or general anaesthesia.
While laser surgery is a commonly used method for vaginal surgery, these days most surgeons prefer high frequency, no scalpel surgery method such as Intimalase or Incontilase .
In case of laser surgery, laser energy is used to cut and damage the unwanted skin. Since this beam generates intense heat, it causes a lot of pain, swelling, and inflammation. With High Frequency surgery, radiowave is used that does not damage the skin and causes virtually no bleeding. Patients experience less pain and swelling after surgery and the recovery period is also faster.
Who is the best candidate?
In order to know whether you can undergo genital surgery or not, you may have to consult a reputable and experienced cosmetic surgeon. The surgeon would evaluate your past medical history, and the current medications that you are taking. Smoking can put you at an increases risk of complications. If you are seriously interested in genital surgery, you must quit smoking. People who enjoy good overall health and have realistic expectations from the genital surgery are good candidates for cosmetic genital surgery.
All surgeries have some degree of risk involved. The risks and complications involved in genital surgery are: Allergic reaction to general anaesthesia Bleeding Infection Nerve damage to the labia or penis Change of colour of the labia Scars those are severe and permanent Impotence Skin loss or damage of tissue along the wound These risks and side effects can however be minimised by hiring a qualified and competent cosmetic surgery.
What is the Cost?
The cost of the genital surgery depends on many factors, such as what type of surgery is done, where it is done, are two and more surgeries combined, and what results one expects out of the surgery. To get an approximate cost, talk to your cosmetic physician or surgeon. Discuss needs and requirements to get the exact estimate.