One of the best things about the coming-of-age of vaginoplasty and labiaplasty is that it takes place pretty much concurrent with the explosive growth of the Internet. This is nice because it makes it so much easier to find out information about the procedures. But only for those who will take advantage of it. Let me encourage you to make full use of online services if you’re considering vaginoplasty, labiaplasty or any other plastic surgery.
For instance, make use of Google and Yahoo to research the procedures. Just a simple typing in of those words will bring up dozens of sites that will describe the procedure, recovery, surgeons, and more. Many websites are little more than advertisements for the surgeon which put the site up. Others, though, go out of their way to offer helpful information about the procedures. Use these and use them well.
You can also use the search engines to find out about a prospective surgeon. Googling just about any doctor’s name will provide some results, and if there have been a whole hosts of complaints against the surgeon, you’ll likely find that several people have posted a complaint. Please note, though, that it’s easy for anyone to make an accusation, so just because you see one or two complaints about a doctor does not mean she is not qualified.
But using the Internet doesn’t stop with Web searches. As you’re researching your vaginoplasty or labiaplasty, make effective use of e-mail. Most surgeons who list their services online will either give an e-mail address or on their websites, they’ll have a “contact” form which serves the same function as an e-mail (In fact, the surgeon will receive it as an email). Contacting a surgeon through email can save you a trip to the doctor’s office-and the cost associated with it, as long as your questions are not too involved. Before you send your email, sit down and write a list of questions that you need to know from the doctor (such as rates, qualifications, what to expect, etc.). Then submit those questions to the doctor via email.
One other way that you might use the Internet in your research. Using Google or Yahoo, type “labiaplasty blog,” “vaginoplasty blog,” “labiaplasty message forum” or “vaginoplasty message forum.” Some of the best answers you can get will come from those who discuss the procedures on those boards.