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Cosmetic genital surgery

Nymphoplasty to reduce the size of enlarged labia minora
Nymphoplasty to reduce the size of enlarged labia minora

Considered a taboo subject and seldom discussed for a long time, cosmetic genital surgery is now undergoing a rapid evolution as the surgical procedures it encompasses have been gaining in popularity over the past few years.

Be it reconstructive surgery (resulting from childbirth, from trauma, due to malformation, etc.) or an entirely aesthetic procedure, many types of operations are possible and commonly performed. Women often opt for labial reduction (labiaplasty), hymenorrhaphy (hymen reconstruction), vaginoplasty, or pubic mound liposuction, and men for a scrotal lift or a lipofilling procedure to increase the length and girth of the penis.

Why Do Women Get Cosmetic Genital Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery of the female genitals is geared towards women who wish to give a more aesthetically pleasing morphology to their vulva or to reconstruct it. Patients can resort to this type of procedure to reduce the size of their labia minora, to correct the shape of their labia majora, to tighten the vagina, or to reconstruct the hymen.

Cosmetic genital surgery improves the patient’s quality of life. This type of procedure may be performed for therapeutic, reconstructive, or purely aesthetic reasons. In some cases, an operation of the female genital organs provides better sexual comfort and improves self-confidence in the most intimate sphere of life.

Several situations may warrant a consultation followed by a genital surgery procedure:

  • Morphological abnormalities: These can include labia minora hypertrophy, an insufficient development of the labia majora, or a significant bulging of the pubis, for instance.
  • Increased sexual pleasure: Certain abnormalities may lead to a decrease in sexual pleasure. The most common request is for tightening the vagina, usually following multiple births. Widening the G spot may also be done to stimulate orgasms.
  • Virginity repair: Hymenoplasty is a procedure that makes it possible to reconstruct a torn hymen. It can be requested following consensual intercourse, sexual violence, or if the hymen was torn while practising sports.
  • Clitoral reconstruction: This surgical procedure can be deemed necessary in the case of mutilation, if a patient has an enlarged clitoris, or if her clitoris is covered by the clitoral hood.

What Are the Different Cosmetic Genital Surgery Procedures Available for Women?

Cosmetic genital surgery for women makes it possible to treat every area of the female genitals. These plastic surgery procedures can indeed target the labia minora, the labia majora, the clitoris, the G-spot, the vagina, or the hymen. Doctor Vincent Masson performs many interventions to improve his patients’ quality of life and to provide better comfort.


Also called labiaplasty or labia minora hypertrophy reduction, nymphoplasty counts as one of the main cosmetic genital surgery procedures in Paris carried out by Doctor Vincent Masson. This cosmetic genital surgery operation for women corrects the size of the labia minora in cases where they are overdeveloped or drooping.

Most of the time, a nymphoplasty is requested to reduce an aesthetic discomfort which may impede a healthy sex life. The patients who wish to resort to labiaplasty complain about their sexual organs not looking harmonious, affecting their intimate life and being too noticeable when wearing underwear or a bathing suit.

This operation can be done through a traditional incision or using a laser, depending on the situation. General anaesthesia is recommended for added comfort. Patients must remain at the clinic for one day following the procedure.

The post-operational effects are usually not very painful. In cases where the excess skin goes up to the clitoral hood, nymphoplasty patients may experience pain following the procedure.


The hymen refers to the fine membrane which separates the vulva from the vagina. Most of the time, the hymen ruptures due to the tissue trauma which occurs during the very first sexual intercourse. However, this fine membrane may also get torn while practising certain sports, such as horseback riding or gymnastics.

Hymen reconstruction, or hymenoplasty, mainly aims to restore the virginity. This cosmetic genital surgery procedure for women is typically requested for religious reasons prior to a marriage. It may also be necessary for patients who were sexually assaulted. In some cases, hymenoplasty is essential to the psychological healing of the patient.

A hymenoplasty consists in suturing the hymen and closing it back up using hymenal tags (remaining hymen tissue). When there is not enough hymen tissue to reconstruct the hymen, other techniques may be used to carry out this cosmetic genital surgery procedure. The operation takes about thirty minutes and is performed either under local or general anaesthesia, as an outpatient surgery.

The price for this genital surgery procedure for women may vary depending on the technique used. Prices start at 1800 euros.

G Spot Augmentation

The G spot describes the erogenous anatomic entity which causes vaginal orgasm in women. Located 1 cm to 4 cm into the vagina, on the anterior surface opposite the urethra, the G spot may be the object of a genital surgery procedure in Paris.

G spot genital surgery aims to enhance female pleasure by stimulating orgasms. G spot augmentation can be achieved by injecting hyaluronic acid into the area. Hyaluronic acid is used in several cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine techniques.

G spot augmentation consists in injecting hyaluronic acid into the G spot area to increase its volume. This injection of hyaluronic acid into the G spot zone is carried out under local anaesthesia at the office of Doctor Vincent Masson. The wrinkle filler is injected by the surgeon through a soft-touch microneedle in the G spot area. Palpation will be necessary to determine the exact zone where the treatment will be applied.

Clitoral Cosmetic Genital Surgery

Clitoral surgery may be appropriate to counter a hypertrophy of the clitoris resulting from a tumour, endocrine issues, deformity, or a birth defect. This procedure may also be carried out to reconstruct a clitoris in the case of mutilation or to reduce the amount of skin that covers the clitoris for aesthetic or functional reasons.

Following a consultation with Doctor Vincent Masson, the patient will be advised as to the most appropriate type of treatment for her situation.

What Is Lipofilling?

Lipofilling – or fat transfer – consists in extracting fat from an area where it is present in excess to reinject it into a pre-designated zone. For vaginoplasties, the fat is reinjected into the vaginal mucosa, having been extracted through liposuction from the belly, the sides, the thighs, or the knees, and then centrifuged and purified.

Vaginoplasty is a cosmetic genital surgery procedure in Paris carried out by Doctor Vincent Masson. It aims to reduce the diameter of an overstretched vagina to improve the quality of sexual intercourse. Patients who wish to resort to this type of cosmetic genital surgery procedure tend to experience a feeling of looseness in the vagina, confirmed vaginal laxity, or have an unsightly scar from a failed episiotomy. In cases where pelvic re-education proves unsuccessful, cosmetic genital surgery may be considered.

In the case of vaginoplasty through lipofilling, fat is reinjected to reduce the diameter of the vagina. This cosmetic genital surgery procedure in Paris is a simple solution which causes little pain. It can be carried out under local anaesthesia over the course of a short stay at the hospital or clinic. Usually, the patient may go back to work the next day or the following one after the cosmetic genital surgery.

A vaginoplasty can also be performed by injecting hyaluronic acid. Contrary to lipofilling which is a long-lasting solution, hyaluronic acid injections are absorbable. Their effect is supposed to fade away within 12 months on average. A new cosmetic genital surgery procedure will therefore be necessary on a yearly basis.

In more extreme cases of vaginal laxity, a perineoplasty may be performed by Doctor Vincent Masson in Paris. After a consultation at the office, he will determine which technique is the most appropriate for each patient.

Cosmetic Genital Surgery for Women: How Much Does It Cost?

The cost for cosmetic genital surgery for women varies depending on the level of complexity that the procedure requires. The rates for cosmetic genital surgery in Paris also fluctuate based on where the operation is performed, how long it will take, whether specific surgical equipment will be required, and the type of anaesthesia.

Finally, the price of cosmetic genital surgery in Paris is influenced by the potential participation of your national health service in covering the cost and how much your private insurance will cover for reconstructive surgery.


Dr Vincent Masson is a plastic surgeon with a post-graduate diploma in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery and a gold medal in surgery from the Paris Hospitals. He is a former senior registrar and attaché at the Hôpital Saint Louis.

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