from a paper by: Dr Hak Kyu Lee, Dr. E Seok Lim, Dr. Sung In Cho.
Theme Dermatologic Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
The pubic hair growth is of real concern to the Korean Woman. The problem is psychological rather than functional. Korean men of all ages consider it unlucky to have sexual intercourse with a women without pubic hair. This is of considerable concern to females as their problem becomes public knowledge due to the customary communal bathing.
Pubic hair restoration surgery is therefore a consideration.
PATIENTS and METHODS
100 patients participated in this study. Each underwent this surgery utilising mini and micro-hair grafts.
Analysis included the age distribution, history of relatives, combined diseases, stress factors, type of stress suffered, and the degree of satisfaction with the surgery.
The age distribution of the patients was 22-59 years.
The most common age group being 41-50 years 43%
43% of the patients were aged 41-50 years
22% of the patients were aged 32-40 years
19% of the patients were aged 21-30 years
17% of the patients were aged 51-60 years
The family history was studied in 76% of the patient’s.
In 51% of cases a sister was similarly affected.
In 32% of cases both Mother and a sister were similarly affected.
The study concluded that 8% of Korean women suffer this problem.
In 4% of cases the patient was suffering Hypertension
In 4% of cases the patient was suffering Thyroid disease.
Types of Stresses
In 68% of patients aged 20-30 Bathing/Sex were the principle causes.
In 59% of patients aged 31-40 Bathing was the principle cause.
In 60% of patients aged 41-50 Bathing was the principle cause.
In 71% of patients aged 51-60 Bathing was the principle cause.
Degree of Satisfaction:
70% considered the results of surgery Excellent.
25% considered the results of surgery Good
5% considered the results of surgery Poor.
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