Plastic surgery performed to create or repair a vagina.
- Recent work has shown that most children undergoing vaginoplasty will require another operation to permit use of tampons and sexual intercourse.
- Often the transformation process is completed with radical surgeries - vaginoplasty and labiaplasty, where the penis and testicles are removed and a simulacrum of female genitalia is created.
- There are several parts to the surgery, which may include any or all of the following: orchiectomy, penectomy, vaginoplasty, and augmentation mammoplasty.
Late 19th century: from vagina + -plasty.
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