25 May 2022

Aesthetic gynecology is evolving!

Nowadays, there is more and more talk about aesthetic gynecology, which in other words is also called plastic or reconstructive gynecology. Despite its name "aesthetic", it is often based on medical or psychological indications. It is true that we are talking more and more about this topic, but it still appears as a taboo, so often you do not even talk about it with your partner, let alone mention it in society. Female reproductive system made of paper and hands isolated on blue background

Could the term aesthetic gynecology have been found in a dictionary 20 years ago?

The concept of aesthetic, plastic, and reconstructive gynecology was born, like many new fields of medicine, in the United States. It happened around 2005, so this is primarily a new area, although the first attempts to improve the appearance of women's intimate areas were described as early as the early 1970s. Of course, at that time no one was talking about aesthetic gynecology, but only about surgical procedures in this area. Women’s self-awareness is growing exponentially, so your needs have become bigger, more demanding in recent years, while your concern for the quality of your life has increased. As a result, aesthetic gynecology began to evolve at an accelerated pace.

Which women usually opt for aesthetic treatment of intimate areas and what procedure do they choose?

These are mainly young women aged 18 to 25, but mature ladies over the age of 50 also opt for such procedures. The most common operation performed in our center is labioplasty (labiominoroplasty) or. correction and reduction of labia minora. The American Association of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (ASOG) has undoubtedly acknowledged that this procedure is performed primarily for medical reasons. Why? Excessively small labia prevent and hinder your active lifestyle, such as cycling and wearing tight clothing, or are the cause of your low self-esteem and shame in intimate life. As a result, it is often associated with withdrawal from social life. It is important to agree with you on the clitoral area (hoodoplasty) when correcting small labia.

What operations and procedures do you perform most often?

The most commonly performed surgery is, as I mentioned, the correction of the labia minora along with the correction of the clitoris (clitoris). In second place is the plastic surgery of the vagina and crotch as a correction of many vaginal births (vaginoplasty). I would also mention the correction of labia majora due to looseness, reconstruction of the hymen edge (virgin foreskin) and many minimally invasive procedures such as laser rejuvenation of the vagina (radiofrequency or HIFU), transplantation of autologous adipose tissue into labia majora, filling of the labia acid and G-spot augmentation and injection with own plasma (PRP), the so-called "O" shot procedure.

Does the number of surgeries and procedures change throughout the year?

The number of operations and interventions varies throughout the year. Most often, patients opt for such procedures in spring and autumn, but it is true that their number is growing every year.

Is an increase in such interventions among patients expected today, or is the market already saturated with them?

Judging by the interest of doctors in this field and women who are increasingly looking for such solutions, I can say that this is just the beginning. Aesthetic gynecology is a field of medicine that is evolving because of the needs of women themselves, regardless of their age or social status, and these are growing. The market will not be saturated for a long time, I am most frightened by the fact that it is unstable because there are no legal regulations to limit the possibility of such procedures. Aesthetic procedures in gynecology can be performed by almost anyone who buys the right equipment and convinces you. I strongly hope that the market will check all these "experts" and will settle down, but at the same time I advise you to an experienced specialist. With this, we will be able to advise you holistically, both from an aesthetic and gynecological point of view, as the purpose of the procedure is not only a beautiful appearance, but also a good function. In our center, we always take time for patients, as it is necessary to thoroughly discuss the operation and jointly agree on your expectations and results.