There are several factors to consider when selecting a surgeon to perform cosmetic female genital surgery, including specialty and experience. Cosmetic female genital surgery includes labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, also called vaginal rejuvenation.
Gynecologist and Plastic Surgeon Specialties
Cosmetic female genital surgery, including vaginoplasty and labiaplasty, can be performed by a gynecologist or a plastic surgeon, as long as they have received the proper training. Plastic surgeons are trained across all areas of cosmetic surgery. Gynecologists are trained in both female health and surgery.
Cosmetic Female Genital Surgery Training
Whether you choose to work with a gynecologist or plastic surgeon, you should ensure your medical provider is Board certified and has been trained in performing cosmetic female genital surgery procedures. While there are no specific certifications required for a surgeon to perform vaginoplasty or labiaplasty, there are specialized training programs.
It is important to verify your surgeon has been trained to perform the delicate skin repair that is required for both vaginoplasty and labiaplasty in order to protect the nerves and produce natural-looking results.
Experience in Performing Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty
Another factor to consider before selecting your surgeon is their experience in performing cosmetic female genital surgery. In general, plastic surgeons only perform a small number vaginal procedures a year with a focus on labiaplasty, which involves trimming the inner and outer lips of vagina.
Gynecologists can evaluate your challenges and can offer a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical solutions. When surgery is desired or required, gynecologists are skilled at performing intra-vaginal procedures.
Dr. Nathan T. Thomas can discuss any questions you have regarding his experience in cosmetic female genital surgery, including vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. Please call our office if you have any questions.