Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp 284–287 | Cite as

Sensate Vagina Pedicled-Spot for Male-to-Female Transsexuals: The Experience in the First 50 Patients

  • Robert C. J. Kanhai
Innovative Techniques General Reconstruction



The cosmetic and functional results of vaginoplasty by inversion of penile and scrotal skin in male-to-female transsexuals are, in general, satisfactory. The sexual arousal function of the neo-female genitalia depends mainly on the clitoris. Due to the lack of a sexual arousal organ within the neo-vagina, patients are denied sexual arousal during penetration of the neo-vagina. This necessitated improvement of sexual innervation within the neo-vagina.


A new technique to create a sexual arousal organ in the anterior wall of the neo-vagina by creation of a sensate pedicled-spot, in combination with the neo-clitoroplasty.


In this paper, this new technique and part of the long-term results in the first 50 patients with a sensate pedicled-spot plasty are presented and discussed.


Sensate pedicled-spot plasty has proven to be a safe innovative technique which lead to adequate sexual functionality in all patients.

Level of Evidence IV

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Male-to-female transsexual Sensate vagina G-spot Sexual arousal organ Vaginoplasty 


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Conflict of interest

The author declares that he has no conflict of interest to disclose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryMedisch Centrum AlkmaarAlkmaarThe Netherlands

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