These photographs were taken about six weeks
after surgery. Evaluation of this result is complicated by the fact that,
according to the patientís report, she developed a postoperative wound infection
and partially necrosed her clitoris. The urethral meatus is not labeled in
either photograph, because I was unable to locate it.
In this view, we can better appreciate one of the
strengths of Dr. Futrellís technique: the presence of well defined inner labia.
There are also some characteristics that, in my opinion, might be regarded as
significant limitations: a lip of tissue beneath the vagina, which obstructs
the introitus; and noticeable scaring, especially lateral to the clitoris and
below the introitus. Vaginal depth, according to the patient, is 2.5 inches
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