Aesthetic Surgery Journal - Letter to the Editor

Patients Seeking “Vaginoplasty” Deserve Assessment and Treatment by Experts in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Michael Chaikof, MD, FRCSC; Colleen D. McDermott, MSc, MD, FRCSC; Erin Brennand, MD, MSc, FRCSC; and May Sanaee, MD, FRCSC

We are a group of obstetrician-gynecologists with expertise in female pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS), and we write to you in response to your recent publication of “Posterior Vaginoplasty With Perineoplasty: A Canadian Experience With Vaginal Tightening Surgery” by Austin et al.1 We are concerned that the depiction of vaginoplasty and perineoplasty in this paper does not represent the gold standard of pelvic floor medicine that patients deserve. Furthermore, the attitudes underlying this article undermine women’s healthcare providers and emphasize unjust influences on the healthcare system.

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