The world of cosmetic surgery is one that includes a lot of stuff you may not have thought of before! However, plastic surgery of all different kinds is becoming more and more commonplace and accessible, and is generally giving people a chance to make changes to parts of themselves they may be insecure about, or which may be presenting real problems in their lives.
While most people are familiar with the most common facial cosmetic surgery procedures, such as rhinoplasty (nose jobs), cosmetic dentistry, and anti-aging procedures like facelifts – as well as things people have done to other parts of their body such as breast augmentations and tummy tucks – one less often talked about in the field of cosmetic surgery, is vaginoplasty.
Vaginoplasty is Exactly What it Sounds Like
If ‘rhinoplasty’ is reconstruction work done to reshape the nose, then you’d probably expect that vaginoplasty would be the same thing, only on female genitalia. And you’d be entirely right! Vaginoplasty covers a wide range of different procedures and techniques, but all of them are aimed at changing the appearance or other properties of the vagina, labia, and genital area of women.
What Kinds of Things Can Vaginoplasty Do?
Vaginoplasty can include things that are designed to achieve a certain appearance, such as labia puffing, which makes the labia plumper, or can be used for things like tightening the vagina. Experts in these kinds of surgery like Dr Ghozland work closely with patients to devise a tailored procedure that will give them the results they are looking for.
There is an overlap between cosmetic vaginoplasty, which is entirely elective and done to alter the look and feel of the genitalia, and vaginal reconstruction type procedures which may be done for medical reasons, to correct defects that are either pre-existing or the result of things like trauma, previous surgeries, or complications during childbirth.
Why Do Some Women Go Under the Knife?
There are all kinds of reasons why women may choose to have vaginoplasty procedures done on them. Some people are insecure about the way their genitals look and would simply like to change them, just as with any other body part people alter with surgery. Some people have surgeries done that are intended to improve sensation during sex. Other women may have vaginoplasty done because they work in adult entertainment and want to achieve a certain look. Usually though, the reason is simply to have the confidence boost that fixing a part they are unhappy with can bring, just the same as with any other kind of surgery.
People who have reconstructive surgery done on their genitals to address a problem may do this to get rid of problems with sex or other functions caused by an injury or defect, because it is medically necessary, or simply because they want their body to go back to how it was before whatever caused the issue being corrected.
As you can see, vaginoplasty may sound weird at first, but it is actually not much different to other types of cosmetic surgery, in that it can help people get over hang-ups about their body, improving their lives. It also, like most other types of plastic surgery, has strong ties to reconstructive procedures that are done for medical reasons.