Reasons behind the need for aesthetic genital surgery can be a physical impediment or a cosmetic inconvenience. The most common problems are a loose vagina, or pain during intercourse, the cause of which for younger women can be a chronic vaginal fissure. Sometimes surgery is used to treat an oversized clitoris (hyperplasia) or to repair a hymen to restore virginity. Intimate surgery is usually performed under local anaesthesia and the recovery is quick.


The most common reason for genital surgery for men is to cure impotence. Impotence can be the first symptom of changes in the body’s vascular system, so the cause behind the ailment should be carefully examined.

The size of the penis can be slightly enhanced with corrective surgery, by making it longer, thicker or by correcting the defects in its shape.