A transgender woman had a vagina constructed using the skin of a tilapia fish after her genitals began to shrink and close up following botched surgery, The Sun reported.
The complex procedure is called neovaginoplasty, used a tubular-shaped acrylic mold wrapped with the skin of the freshwater fish in the form of a biological prosthesis to rebuild and extend the vaginal canal in a three-hour operation.
According to surgeons, Maju, has the chance of a “proper sex life” and a boost of confidence thanks to the sea creature’s skin.
Maju said: “I was the fourth person in Brazil in 1999 to have, what was then, experimental surgery. But 10 years ago I developed vaginal stenosis. The opening of my vagina started to get narrower and shorter and the canal collapsed.”