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Reply: Why Women Request Labiaplasty

Sorice, Sarah M.D.; Li, Alexander Y. B.S., M.S.; Canales, Francisco L. M.D.; Furnas, Heather J. M.D.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: December 2017 - Volume 140 - Issue 6 - p 829e-830e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003872
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We would like to thank Dr. Oranges for his comments regarding our article.1 His previous work has done much to establish the benefits and low complication rate of labiaplasty, and we could not agree more with his conclusion. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon trained in female genital plastic surgery, this low-risk procedure can improve the quality of life of women experiencing functional and/or aesthetic concerns with their labia. We hope that this procedure will soon be universally accepted.


The authors declare no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and publication of this communication.

Sarah Sorice, M.D.
Alexander Y. Li, B.S., M.S.
Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.

Francisco L. Canales, M.D.
Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, Calif.

Heather J. Furnas, M.D.
Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Stanford University
Stanford, Calif.


1. Sorice SC, Li AY, Canales FL, Furnas HJWhy women request labiaplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017;139:856–863.


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