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What is vaginoplasty and labiaplasty?

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Vaginoplasty is a procedure that aims to "tighten up" a vagina that's become slack or loose from vaginal childbirth or aging. Labiaplasty, plastic surgery on the labia (the “lips" surrounding the vagina), can be performed alone or with vaginoplasty. Labiaplasty changes the size or shape of the labia, typically making them smaller or correcting an asymmetry between them.

From: Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Urological Association Foundation: "Vaginal Anomalies."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "ACOG Committee Opinion No. 378: Vaginal 'rejuvenation' and cosmetic vaginal procedures."

News Release: "ACOG Advises against Cosmetic Vaginal Procedures."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Vaginal Rejuvenation."

The Times of London : "Like a Virgin."

The Wall Street Journal : "Genital Procedure Draws Warning." 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

SOURCES:

American Urological Association Foundation: "Vaginal Anomalies."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "ACOG Committee Opinion No. 378: Vaginal 'rejuvenation' and cosmetic vaginal procedures."

News Release: "ACOG Advises against Cosmetic Vaginal Procedures."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Vaginal Rejuvenation."

The Times of London : "Like a Virgin."

The Wall Street Journal : "Genital Procedure Draws Warning." 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 19, 2019

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