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Audit of Female Genital Aesthetic Surgery: Changing Trends in India

  • Sejal Ajmera Desai
  • Varun V. Dixit
Original Article

Abstract

Introduction

Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) is undoubtedly a fast-growing speciality in the world with increasing demand for a variety of procedures to beautify the female genitals. In India, over the last few years, there has been a steady growth in the interest for these procedures.

Materials and Methods

A variety of FGCS procedures were performed on 76 patients from January 2012 to August 2016. The procedures performed were as follows: vaginal tightening, labia minoraplasty, labia majoraplasty, clitoral hood reduction, and hymenoplasty.

Discussion

Based on FSFI scores, labia minoraplasty was more valuable as a cosmetic procedure and vaginal tightening was associated with better sexual function after surgery.

Conclusion

FGCS is no doubt in its infancy in India. However, there is a steady rise in the awareness and demand for these procedures. A combination of procedures to improve individual components leads to improved aesthetic and functional aspects of female genitalia.

Keywords

Aesthetic gynaecology Female cosmetic genital surgery Labiaplasty 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of interest

There is no conflict of interest for the author and co-author.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were standard procedures done after an informed consent, and hence no special ethical approval has been taken from any committee.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study for the various procedures, photographs for medical references, and permission to use these photographs for academic scientific journals, conferences, and presentations.

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© Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BCJ Hospital and Asha Parekh Research CenterSurya Childcare HospitalMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.MumbaiIndia

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