The term Genital Resconstruction usually refers to Vaginoplasty but may also refer to a process by which men can have circumcision at a later stage in life.
Vaginaoplasty may be carried out as a reconstruction after a medical trauma such as the removal of an abscess or tumour. It can also be used to correct uterine and vaginal prolapse; or a tear after natural child-birth.
The subject of elective Vaginoplasty surgery is a controversial matter. It has been condemned by the World Health Organisation as a form of genital mutilation. The so-called “Designer Vagina” first attracted attention when it was used in Japan to create the impression that the hymen was still in place in non-virgins. Those opposed to the treatment view it as demeaning to women, and a sign of pressure on women resulting from unrealistic images in pornographic movies. However fr many women the procedure is transformational.
Cosmetic Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery aka Designer Vagina is now widely available across the globe. Related terms/similar procedures are Cosmetic Vulvoplasty, Labiaplasty, G-Spot Augmentation, Vaginal Reconstruction surgery and Hymen Restoration.
If necessary this surgery can have a hugely positive effect in terms of restoring a woman's confidence and the ability to engage in more satisfying sexual intercourse. In particular, Labiaplasty can help women who find intercourse and practising sports painful.
It is major surgery with the associated risks. If carried out purely for cosmetic reasons, there are many voices of dissent expressing the view that it is unnecessary and demeaning to women.