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Vaginal rejuvenation: current perspectives

Authors Barbara G, Facchin F, Buggio L, Alberico D, Frattaruolo MP, Kustermann A

Received 23 March 2017

Accepted for publication 10 June 2017

Published 21 July 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 513—519

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S99700

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Elie Al-Chaer


Giussy Barbara,1 Federica Facchin,2 Laura Buggio,3 Daniela Alberico,3 Maria Pina Frattaruolo,3 Alessandra Kustermann1

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Service for Sexual and Domestic Violence (SVSeD), Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 2Faculty of Psychology, Catholic University of Milan, 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Abstract: Female genital cosmetic surgery includes several procedures aimed at reaching better female genital appearance and/or improved sexual functioning. Among these procedures, vaginal rejuvenation is considered as one of the most controversial genital cosmetic surgical interventions and involves a range of surgical procedures performed by gynecologists or plastic surgeons to decrease the average diameter of the vagina, mainly for sexual reasons. In this narrative review, vaginal rejuvenation outcomes are examined in order to clarify the current scenario of the different vaginal rejuvenation techniques, as well as their effectiveness and associated complications. Psychological and ethical issues linked to these procedures are also addressed.

Keywords: vaginal rejuvenation, female genital cosmetic surgery, vaginoplasty
 

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