Here's a press release on my latest medical journal publication for those interested.
Recent concern in the medical community has been focused upon discretionary surgery of the female genitalia. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in September of last year cautioned its members to be wary of procedures promoted as “designer vaginoplasty,” “revirgination,” and “G-spot amplification.” Dr John Di Saia, a board certified plastic surgeon in Orange County California, presents a case demonstrating his technique of safe cosmetic labiaplasty to demonstrate that within limitations these operations can be safely offered to appropriate patients with pleasing results. Orange County, Ca
-- The world of Cosmetic surgery has seemingly become a carnival arena spiced with Internet cliques and sensationalistic television shows. Surgery has become a commodity of sorts and in the hyperbole that has been born the medical community has started to interject itself.
In September of 2007, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists warned its members to be wary of vaginal surgical procedures offered by practitioners claiming to enhance appearance or sexual gratification. The piece advised that member physicians advise their patients to consider these operations of unproven effectiveness with potentially serious complications.
“Over the seven years that I have been offering reduction labiaplasty, the experience has been pretty good,” Dr John Di Saia explains. “The key in safely offering surgery in this area is to focus upon external structures and apply proper technique. The operation described in the recent publication was fairly extensive so it was performed in two parts. Staging surgery in this manner is designed to limit complications.” Long-term problems in the doctor’s cases have been virtually non-existent as he has improved his operation over the past few years. He understands the concerns of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, but would emphasize that reduction labiaplasty performed by an experienced surgeon on the external genitalia alone is safe and effective.
“I do not present these operations to the patient as the cure for an ailing sex life, but my patients have of course been concerned with appearance. Why else would they seek the services of a plastic surgeon?” the doctor adds. Patients presenting for labiaplasty have predominantly sought reduction of their external inner “lips” for reasons including discomfort in tight clothing, embarrassment and cosmetic displeasure. The doctor performs these operations under anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility.
About John Di Saia MD
John Di Saia MD is a board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Orange County, Ca. He is very active online as the author of Plastic Surgery Interactive (www.psinteractive.net) and his weblog Truth in Cosmetic Surgery (www.cosmeticsurgerytruth.blogspot.com). He also contributes to a few online plastic surgery forums and on occasion to the medical literature.
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