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vaginoplasty

 [vah-ji´no-plas″te]
colpoplasty; plastic repair of the vagina.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

vag·i·no·plas·ty

(vaj'i-nō-plas'tē),
Surgery involving the vagina.
Synonym(s): colpoplasty
[vagino- + G. plastos, formed]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

vaginoplasty

(văj′ə-nə-plăs′tē)
n.
Plastic surgery of the vagina.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
A blanket term for surgery to either construct or reconstruct a vagina. The procedure is formally termed neovaginoplasty in cases when a vagina did not previously exist, as is the case of XX females with congenital vaginal atresia (balloon vaginoplasty), Müllerian agenesis (Vecchietti procedure), or XY males seeking sexual reassignment (penile inversion) or Wilson procedure. The procedure is reconstructive when the vagina is damaged or lost due to trauma, cancer or radiation. Finally, there is non-constructive/non-reconstructive ‘cosmetic’ vaginoplasty, more commonly known as vaginal rejuvenation, in which the mucocutaneous tissue of the labia and lower vagina are partially excised and tightened
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vaginoplasty

Gynecology Reconstructive surgery of the vagina for birth defects, for conversion in ♂→♀ transsexualism, surgical or other trauma to the vagina. See Female circumcision, Love surgery.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

vag·i·no·plas·ty

(vaj'i-nō-plas'tē)
Surgical repair of the vagina.
Synonym(s): colpoplasty.
[vagino- + G. plastos, formed]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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In conclusion, the lines between medically necessary operations such as vaginal/pelvic reconstructive surgery and elective surgeries such as vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are blurring and can now be performed at the same time.
"Maggie and Jackson are enjoying spending time together, but he must turn his concentration toward the groundbreaking vaginoplasty surgery he has scheduled with Catherine and Richard," the synopsis teases.
However, in recent years vaginoplasty has taken a different tangent, with doctors marketing it as a cosmetic procedure, with a promise that it improves appearance, sexual experience and confidence.
(18) Additionally, some of the first-ever recorded gender affirmation surgeries were performed in the 1920's and 1930's, specifically a mastectomy for a transgender man and a vaginoplasty for Lili Elbe, a transgender woman.
Primary treatment of OHVIRA syndrome is vaginoplasty to relieve the obstruction.
In a staff, bringing together endocrinologists and pediatric surgeons, the majority opinion was to maintain the female gender of the child after parental consent and achieve a feminizing genitoplasty (vaginoplasty and clitoridoplasty) with bilateral gonadectomy.
A multistep surgical management was proposed, the first consisting of an excision of the phallic accessory urethra with resection of the cyst and a vaginoplasty, thus allowing a complete separation of the urinary tract of the genital structures (Figures 6(a) and 6(b)): the repair of the malformations of the left lower limb having been deferred.
In the movie, Bree and her newfound son go on a road trip just a week before her scheduled vaginoplasty. Huffman's performance earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
In addition, in male-to-female genital sex reassignment surgery, penile skin is important for vaginoplasty.16
If you are a woman who has had a vaginoplasty, you should also have a Pap, or the less common "cuff" or "vault smear."
Their topics include psychological issues and social mores in female genital aesthetic surgery: what normal is, informed consent and liability in cosmetic genital surgery, labia minora reduction surgery: curved linear resection, augmenting the labia majora with fat grafting, complications of female cosmetic genital surgery, perineoplasty and vaginoplasty, future avenues and advances, transcutaneous temperature-controlled radiofrequency for vulvo-vaginal rejuvenation, and fractional erbium laser for vaginal rejuvenation.