Carbon Dioxide with a New Pulse Profile and Shape: A Perfect Tool to Perform Labiaplasty for Functional and Cosmetic Purpose


  • Pablo González-Isaza Hospital Universitario San Jorge - Head Chief of Urogynecology, Pereira
  • Torello Lotti University of Rome “G. Marconi” - Centro Studi per la Ricerca Multidisciplinare e Rigenerativa (CSRMR), Rome
  • Katlein França University of Miami School of Medicine, 1400 NW 10th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136-1015
  • Rafael Sanchez-Borrego Clínica Diatros, Barcelona
  • Juan Escribano Tórtola Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa de Leganes, Madrid
  • Jacopo Lotti University of Rome "G. Marconi" - Dept. of Nuclear, Subnuclear and Radiation Physics, Rome
  • Uwe Wollina Städtisches Klinikum Dresden, Department of Dermatology and Allergology, 01067 Dresden
  • Georgi Tchernev Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior (MVR-Sofia), General Skobelev 79, 1606 Sofia; Onkoderma - Policlinic for Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, General Skobelev 26, 1606, Sofia
  • Nicola Zerbinati Universita degli Studi dell'Insubria Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Morfologiche, Varese



labia minora hypertrophy, labial reduction, vulvar surgery, dermatologic cosmetic gynecologic surgery, labiaplasty, nymphoplasty, Carbon Dioxide Laser CO2


OBJECTIVE: To describe the benefits and safety of using Carbon Dioxide Laser in multi-pulse modalities when performing labiaplasty and anatomical variants approach for functional and cosmetic indications.

DESIGN: This is a prospective, descriptive case series study.

SETTING: Private Practice Quirofano Calculaser Megacentro Pinares Pereira Colombia.

POPULATION: One Hundred and twelve women seeking labia minora labiaplasty for functional and cosmetic reasons were enrolled in the study protocol from June 2013 to June 2016. Labia minora labioplasty and anatomical variants approach were performed with Carbon Dioxide laser Multi-pulse modalities DEKA M.EL.A Florence Italy

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Good Cosmetic results, functional and sexuality improvement

RESULTS: Dramatic changes in the VAS and VSQ were detected after the surgical procedure. All the participants reported a high degree of satisfaction, felt more confident with their partners during sexual encounters, and the procedure was well tolerated.

CONCLUSION: Laser Carbon Dioxide Laser with a new pulse profile and shape seems to be a safe and precise surgical tool to perform this type of procedures, optimal biophysical and bio stimulative laser-tissue interactions allow delicate vulvar tissues to shorten downtime.


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González-Isaza P, Lotti T, França K, Sanchez-Borrego R, Tórtola JE, Lotti J, Wollina U, Tchernev G, Zerbinati N. Carbon Dioxide with a New Pulse Profile and Shape: A Perfect Tool to Perform Labiaplasty for Functional and Cosmetic Purpose. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2018 Jan. 5 [cited 2024 May 24];6(1):25-7. Available from:

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