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Revirgination is not the same as hymenoplasty

The operation called hymenoplasty is requested by women all over the world before marriage if they have engaged in premarital sex. They think that by undertaking the procedure of hymenoplasty they will regain their lost virginity, a theory that is...

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: lifestyle or science?

The demand for female cosmetic genital surgery (FCGS) has increased over the last decade [1]. This rise is difficult to quantify, as the majority of these procedures are performed in the private sector. However, this trend is also obvious within...

Vulvar rejuvenation

The author explores the concept of vulvar rejuvenation; an increasingly popular area of treatment within the non-surgical aesthetic sector, describing a number of clinical presentations and treatment modalities. Equally, the author acknowledges that surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures are well established...

The gender affirmation surgery MDT

The authors provide a comprehensive and thought-provoking discussion of the multidisciplinary nature of caring for someone undergoing gender reassignment surgery. In the last 50 years in the UK an estimated 130,000 people have changed their gender assigned at birth (assigned...

A Timeline of Plastic Surgery

Where did the name ‘plastic’ surgery come from? It is probable that the first use of the term was by the German von Graefe in his book Rhinoplastik published in 1818. The intention was to describe the moulding of tissue...

Hymenoplasty and virginity – an issue of socio-cultural morality and medical ethics

This article reflects the increasing complexity of the modern world, where the rich diversity of culture, morals, the law and religion, can have profound effects on medical practice. Sometimes there is considerable debate which is not in fact appropriate. This...

The relevance of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty from the commissioner’s point of view

The rising costs of running the National Health Service and its overburdened resources has led to the constant monitoring of the low clinical value treatments. The operations of rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty inevitably fall into this group and are subject to...

Advances in Rhinoplasty

AAFPRS 2019 Advances in Rhinoplasty takes Orlando by storm Report by Wendy Lewis, President, Wendy Lewis & Co Ltd Global Aesthetics Consultancy. Paul Nassif, MD from Beverly Hills, USA. Over 800 rhinoplasty surgeons traveled from all over the world to...

Septal perforation repair and rhinoplasty

The authors present the findings of a retrospective study included 17 patients who underwent rhinoplasty with concurrent septal perforation repair. They analysed the aetiology of the deformity, presenting symptoms, perforation size, intraoperative surgical techniques and complications. They evaluated postoperative subjective...

Further thoughts on hymenoplasty

The interesting and controversial article on hymenoplasty published in the Dec/Jan 16 issue of PMFA News is an example of what can happen when religion and culture clash with modern medicine. In my opinion, medicine and science should be pure...

Complications of rhinoplasty

Whilst rhinoplasty is one of the more common procedures performed by facial and general plastic surgeons, it is associated with a wide range of complications. Complications increase with the complexity of the surgery and in particular when there are both...