Women may have alterations in the genital area as well which may cause psychological or physical problems. Plastic surgery can propose solutions for the correction of one part of these symptoms.
The oversized, or asymmetric labia minora – the skin that covers the female clitoris and vaginal opening – may cause different problems. It can get jammed in the underwear, or during intercourse causing pain. The operation is usually done in local anesthesia as an outpatient surgical procedure, but if whished it can also be performed in general anesthesia. The sexual capacities remain unchanged after the surgery.
After giving birth as the vaginal muscles expand during the delivery, they may become weak and stretched causing problems like urine incontinence, and incapacity of sexual gratification. During the operation with the help of a gynecologist the vaginal muscles are tightened solving most of the problems.
The virginity in certain religions or ethnic groups is an important question. The hymen restoration is a feasible task nowadays.
Besides the problems listed above, other alterations, asymmetries may occur which need to be examined individually to find the best solution.