Deformities of the external genitalia from cancer surgery, birth defects, female “circumcision”, intersex, trauma, or other causes are not uncommon. Reconstruction with major improvement is possible for many of these deformities.
Vaginal creation is performed to reconstruct the surgically removed vagina for cancer, to create a vagina for children with congenital absence of the vagina or intersex, and to make a vagina for transsexuals. Various techniques are used depending on the deformity and the chosen type of reconstruction. The various techniques used include skin grafts, local flaps of tissue, and bowel.
If you have any questions about vaginaplasty, reconstruction of the vagina, or any external genital deformities procedures feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gary Alter at his Manhattan, New York or Beverly Hills, California office.