Different types of procedures for women

There are different types of genital surgery for women involving the labia, vagina and vulva. These procedures include:

Vaginoplasty

A reconstructive and corrective vaginal surgery for defects and deformities of the vaginal canal and its mucous membrane.

Parts of the mucous membrane are cut out surgically from the deepest portions of the vagina, reducing the size of vaginal muscles, resulting in more friction during sex.

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty reduces the size of the labia and the inner and outer folds of the vulva. Sometimes, it also involves reconstruction.

Clitoral hood reduction

This surgical procedure separates the hood that sheaths the clitoral node, theoretically to improve sexual stimulation.

Perineoplasty

The vaginal opening is surgically reconstructed to either tighten or loosen the muscles.

Hymenoplasty

The surgical reconstruction of the hymen - a piece of tissue that blocks some or all of the entrance to the vagina.

The restoration of the hymen is to cause bleeding during sex, which in some cultures is considered proof of virginity.

Vaginal Rejuvenation/Laser

Vaginal Rejuvenation (LVR) Vaginal rejuvenation tightens the vaginal barrel and restores the muscle tone. LVR uses a laser procedure to modify existing vaginal surgery to treat vaginal relaxation and its associated symptoms, such as stress urinary incontinence.

A patented technology by Los Angeles-based American doctor David Matlock, it promises several things: Less blood, faster healing time and better sex.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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