Increasingly, many women are seeking to have surgery performed on their vagina. They have different reasons for doing so, but many want to either enhance their appearance or increase sexual gratification. Vaginal surgery has become so popular that the American Society of Plastic Surgeons even has a webpage dedicated to it.
The terms used–“vaginal rejuvenation,” “G-spot amplification,” or “revirgination”—describe different procedures. However, regardless of the procedure used, many women are experiencing pain. As a result, their quality of life has drastically dropped.
Feminine Rejuvenation Surgeries
Some of the more popular surgeries include:
- Changing the shape of the labia
- Cutting back on the clitoral hood
- Trying to repair the hymen so that it approximates being a virgin once again
- Injecting collagen into the vagina’s anterior wall
Though increasing in popularity, there are no documented studies that prove the safety or usefulness of these surgeries. Also, ethical issues have been raised about marketing these procedures when there is a lack of independent scientific knowledge.
Because these procedures have not been widely studied, patients should not be surprised if they are disappointed with the results. In fact, some of them might experience serious complications, such as:
- Altered sensation
These side effects might result from a plastic surgeon not understanding how to perform these surgeries—which should be unsurprising given the lack of generally-accepted scientific knowledge surrounding these procedures.
There are also issues surrounding patient consent. In Florida, a doctor must disclose the following information according to statute 766.103:
- A general understanding of the surgery or procedure
- Alternatives to the procedure that are medically acceptable
- Explanation of substantial risks and hazards
If your surgeon does not disclose this information, then you might be able to bring a lawsuit for any injuries that you have suffered, such as pain. A doctor can defend himself by arguing that you would still have opted for the procedure even if given the above information.
Contact a Miami Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you have suffered injury after vaginal rejuvenation, you might be able to hold your plastic surgeon accountable for your pain and other injuries. But you will need an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Miami to help.
At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum, we are prepared to fight to get you compensation from a negligent surgeon, but we need to hear from you first. Because some women might be embarrassed to talk about their experiences, we offer a completely confidential initial consultation, which is also free. Please call 305-371-2692.