Christopher J Salgado

Christopher J Salgado

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA

Title: Cosmetic vaginoplasty and beyond


Christopher J. Salgado received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1995 where he remained for his general surgery training. His plastic surgery training was completed at the University of Rochester in New York and he then served as a Major in the U.S. Army for four years fulfi lling his commitment as a plastic surgeon in 2004. Following a microvascular reconstruction fellowship in Taiwan, his clinical and research interests are in postoncologic (cancer) reconstruction, genital and perineal functional and aesthetic surgery, aesthetic body contouring, limb salvage, lymphedema and complex trauma reconstruction. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles, written multiple book chapters and serves on various editorial boards of leading journals.


Aesthetic genital surgery has become a fashionable issue nowadays. Many procedures and techniques have been described these last years, but very few long-term results or follow up studies are available. Th e novelty of this aspect of plastic surgery and the lack of evidence based interventions, have led to a comparison with female genital mutilation. In this presentation, we provide an overview of previous and innovative surgical procedures for aesthetic improvement of the female genitalia. In addition, we also provide basic surgical principles using fl aps and skin graft s to reconstruct the vulvovaginal region aft er varied etiologies including cancer, infection, trauma and autoimmune causes.

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