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SPRINGER VERLAG

SPRINGER VERLAG, 2018

Aesthetic and Functional Labiaplasty

Professor Gress publishes an international textbook on plastic surgery of the labia for Springer Verlag

The number of women seeking corrective procedures in the genital region has increased greatly in recent years. For more than 20 years, Professor Gress has specialised in female genital (‘intimate’) surgery and has developed and published many surgical techniques for performing labiaplasties, reconstructions of the labia and restoring or increasing the sensitivity to sexual stimulation. In 2013, Professor Gress published details of Composite Reduction Labiaplasty in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a leading international journal from Springer Verlag. Then, in 2016, Springer Verlag invited Professor Gress to write an international textbook presenting his surgical techniques and treatment procedures. He was honoured to accept the invitation. The book was completed and published in January 2018. Since then, it has been available worldwide and serves as a textbook for specialists in plastic surgery and gynaecology.

The book starts with a general introduction to the topic and a summary of the basic anatomy. Professor Gress then describes the various surgical techniques used for labia minora reduction and gives details of his maximum variant, Composite Reduction Labiaplasty, a technique that also allows the correction of any clitoral protrusion that may be present. He also provides information on the preparation for surgery and postoperative care as well as describing the possible risks. The book is illustrated throughout with computer-generated diagrams and real-life photographs.

In another chapter, alternative surgical techniques of other surgeons are introduced.

Professor Gress then addresses reconstruction procedures for restoring the labia minora. This is a highly-charged chapter, as it deals with the sad fact that more and more women are virtually mutilated by badly performed operations, especially on the labia minora.

The subsequent chapters discuss procedures to correct or tighten the labia majora and to plump out the tissues by the injection of autologous fat (lipostructuring).

In the final chapter, Professor Gress addresses the possibilities for correcting the mount of Venus (mons pubis). In particular, he presents the procedure to firm the mons pubis by reducing its volume with liposuction.

The 120 pages cover all the relevant plastic surgery interventions on the external female genitalia. The book is available worldwide and will no doubt enjoy increasing sales as the number of intimate surgery procedures being carried out continues to rise.

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