The specialty of plastic surgery developed as an off-shoot of many other surgical specialties, such as general surgery; ear, nose and throat surgery; and orthopedic surgery. Plastic surgeons were given the bits of surgery nobody else wanted to do—facial surgery, hand surgery, burn surgery and reconstruction surgery. With the hodgepodge of surgery procedures that plastic surgeons perform came a general training in many different types of surgery and the ability to handle many different types of tissue, bone, muscle and skin. It also came with the ability to operate on many different parts of the body and not being limited to any one area such as the breast or abdomen. Furthermore, it required plastic surgeons to think differently about procedures and have the courage to take innovative approaches to new surgical and health challenges.
This is what you need to know to understand where the idea of injecting the G-spot came from!
What is the G-spot?
The “G-spot,” or Grafenberg spot, named after the gynecologist that first described it, entered the common vernacular right around the time I was spending many hours trying to find it as a young college student—with little success in any aspects of my search!
This erogenous zone, mysteriously located somewhere between the entrance of the vagina and the cervix, has been the holy grail of sex therapists for years. Stimulation of the area, which is supposedly the size of a nickle, will lead to intense sexual arousal and orgasm. Some people refer to it as the female prostate and liken the sexual stimulation to that which men get from prostate massage—I cannot personally vouch for that, either!
Where is the G-spot?
For those that believe in it—and many doctors do not—the G-spot is said to lie on the anterior aspect (front) of the vagina about 1-3 inches inside, and sort of behind the pubic bone. There is no histological (cellular) evidence of an area with more nerves or tissue in that area, so its precise determination is impossible to obtain other than by the millions of women who know where it is on their body and will point to it as fast as an arrow out of a bow. I remain open-minded about its existence, even though there is no physical sign of its whereabouts. I think the G-spot may be an area providing sensation to specific parts of the female brain that we cannot yet measure or pinpoint.
The concept of G-spot injections became popular recently when it was championed by a plastic surgeon in California named Dr. Matlock. The idea is that injecting the area will provide a “bump,” which will lead to greater stimulation during sexual penetration. There is essentially more tissue for the penis to rub against. Initially, collagen was used, but that seemed to last only three months, and now the more common skin fillers, such as Juvederm and other Hyaluronic acids, are being used. They will at least theoretically last longer. The procedure is a simple injection into the G-spot and is performed in the office. Patients leave right after the procedure and get back to going about their business.
Finding a plastic surgeon who is familiar with the procedure and who is well versed in other types of vaginal rejuvenation surgery will be the best bet for patients. Finding the location of the G-spot is more tricky, and I have my patients find it for themselves and then show me for the injection. Some patients swear it makes for better sex and more orgasms. How much is truly due to the injections and extra stimulation and how much is due to a placebo effect—believing it’s working so strongly that it actually does—is unknown. If you are not fulfilled in your sexual life, it might be worth a try.