Plastic surgery is not new. Evidence of nose reconstruction has been found that dates to 2500 BCE. Over the past century, techniques have been perfected, and both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery have become more common.

Generally, plastic surgery refers to procedures that restore, reconstruct or alter parts of the human body for cosmetic and functional improvement.

What is genital cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery for the genitals is typically sought by men and women who want to change the aesthetic and/or functionality of their genitalia, according to the National Institutes of Health. Though there are several procedures available that fall under the umbrella of genital cosmetic surgery, a couple of the most popular procedures are labiaplasties and penis enlargements.

From 2018 to 2019, labiaplasties experienced a 9 percent increase in the U.S., according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Meanwhile,