Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions About Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery

Dr. Martine Fankhauser
Gynaecologist / Obstetrician
Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Questions Frequently Asked by Patients

Here are some questions and comments I have received from patients!

My small labia protrude and this embarrasses me enormously from an aesthetic and moral point of view.
I never talked about it with my previous boyfriend and it didn't seem to bother him. But now I am single again and I have to admit that it's creating a real blockage for me. It bothers me so much that I daren't go to the swimming pool any more. I am 26 years old and I have a huge complex because this is a very intimate problem. I thought I was the only one, but I realise this isn't the case.

In the past, only men were familiar with women's genitals and very few women ever looked in a mirror to see how they were formed. Today, now that genitals have become "politically correct", they are visible unlike ever before. Consequence: women care about the shape of their small labia in the same way they care about their nose and breasts. And more and more young girls wonder if their genitals correspond to the current aesthetic standards. 

Could you tell me what are the dimensions of the female genitalia and if there are any ideal dimensions?

There's no use looking, as no ideal dimensions exist!
Observing the vaginas of fifty women, the conclusions show that the dimensions vary enormously from one women to the next.

Length of the clitoris between 3 and 35 mm
Width of the clitoral glans between 3 and 10 mm
Distance from the clitoris to the urethra between 16 and 45 mm
Length of the large labia between 7 and 12 cm
Length of the small labia between 2 and 10 cm
Height of the small labia between 0.7 and 5 cm

I would like to increase my pleasure and that of my husband in our sexual relations.
After several children and now with the menopause, my tissues have loosened and my husband no longer feels the same pleasure. What do you propose?

To increase you erogenous zones, it is possible to amplify the G-spot by means of a hyaluronic acid injection. A vaginoplasty is also possible to reduce the diameter of the vagina that has become too loose.

I would really like to have an operation on my vulva because I suffer a lot of pain when having sex with my husband. I read on your site that there is an operation that could make my life much more pleasant.
The problem is that I'm shy and fairly apprehensive about speaking about my vagina and my sexual pleasure.

Yes, that's understandable. It's something that can make you feel emotionally and physically vulnerable. It is the doctor's duty to dissipate this fear and to install a relationship of confidence and trust. The doctor must treat each patient with the greatest respect. The doctor must listen to them, beyond just their words. They must assure and inform the patient. Of all the medical specialities, gynaecology is undoubtedly the one in which a doctor must be most tactful and build the greatest trust.

Some women are very shy or do not like being questioned about matters that touch on their private lives and yet, on the other hand, there are many who are dying to ask questions but daren't do so. Some patients don't manage to talk and break down into tears because they consider their sexual organs or sexuality to be dirty. This often happens with victims of abuse or women who have had a very strict upbringing. Not a week goes by without my having to explain that the vagina is a noble organ and that it is not at all shameful to touch the sexual organs. In our society, this subject is no longer taboo and a woman's right to an orgasm is clearly and strongly claimed.

© 2006 - Dr Martine Fankhauser