Aesthetic and Functional Labiaplasty

Posted by Hamza on September 14th, 2017

The aim of the book is to provide further knowledge and insights to surgeons on how to perform aesthetic labiaplasty. Aesthetic Labiaplasty refers to the surgical reduction of what in most times is the woman’s opinion of an 'enlarged’ labia majora. In this surgery, the skin protruding past the labia majora is eliminated reducing the visibility of the labia minora. The book Aesthetic and Functional Labiaplasty  starts with a short introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the external female genitalia and then dives into the surgical techniques that can be used to reduce the labia minora. The procedures used to reshape the labia majora are also discussed in detail. The book has a collection of high definition illustration and pictures that help the reader fully understand the surgical procedures used during aesthetic labiaplasty. In addition to surgical techniques the reader will be able to gain information on the risks and complications involved in the surgery, the aftercare required and what they should discuss with the patients prior to undertaking the surgery.

In recent times there has been a rise in the demand for enhancement of the aesthetic and functionality of the external female genitalia especially in the Western world in both the state-funded and private healthcare sectors. More and more women are looking towards surgery to solve this perceived problem. In one of the reports from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was shown to be an increase of 64 percent in the number of labiaplasty surgeries performed between 2011 and 2012 and a further increase of 44 percent in 2013 and 2014. However, up to now, there has been no guide or standard in book format on how to undertake this procedure. This is worrying considering the wide adoption of vulval procedures by cosmetic plastic surgeons. Furthermore, there is no training program that can be undertaken by specialist surgeons before operating on a patient. This has led to a high number of unsuccessful surgeries which lead to the opposite of the results desired by the patients. This book by one of the leading experts in this field is a valuable tool for any gynecologist or plastic surgeons who are interested in learning.

Professor Dr. Stefan Gress from Sensualmedics Munich completed has undertaken extensive medical training at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, the Technical University of Munich, Germany, the Medical School at New Yor University and at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador. After getting his medical degree in 1994 Professor Gress worked at the department for reconstructive and plastic surgery at the University clinic recht der Isar of Prof. Biemer in the department of Professor Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Professor McCarthy at the New York University up until 2000. After amassing many years of clinical experience Professor Gress set up his private practice in 2001 where he began specializing in the aesthetic surgery of the female genitalia, the female face, and breast. The Professor is a member of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery (ISAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the largest German Societies DGAPC and DGPRAC as well as an experienced lecturer at international conferences. 

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