What is Cosmetic Gynecology?

Cosmetic Gynecology also known as Intimate Aesthetic Surgery or Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery are a group of elective and cosmetic surgical procedures performed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the vulva and vaginal region.

It is one of the fastest-growing subspecialties for women as research has shown that the appearance of a woman’s genitalia affects her sexuality and self-confidence.

Cosmetic gynecology not only improves the physical appearance of the genital structures but also enables them to rejuvenate their functions.

What procedures are involved in Cosmetic Gynecology?

The main procedures involved in Cosmetic Gynecology are;

  • Monsplasty:  This procedure lifts, tightens and shapes the mons pubis.
  • Hoodectomy also known as Clitoral unhooding or Clitoral hood reduction: This procedure aims to remove excess tissue around the clitoris in order to expose the clitoris and improve the overall appearance of the vulva. The clitoral hood plays an important role in the female anatomy. It prevents the clitoris from chaffing, thereby leading to overstimulation or desensitization.
  • Labiaplasty: This procedure restructures and improves the appearance of the labia minora (the vulva’s inner lips) and reduces its size. Enlarged labia could interfere with everyday life (for example, athletes) or cause discomfort during sexual intercourse.
  • Hymenoplasty also known as Hymenorrhaphy: This procedure creates an intact hymen after it may have been broken by cycling, horse riding or first sexual intercourse. There are a number of reasons a woman might choose to have their hymen reconstructed such as to enhance their sexual pleasure or to avoid cultural bias.
  • Vaginoplasty: This procedure rejuvenates and tightens the vagina for increased sexual satisfaction.

Laser Intimate Rejuvenation also known as Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is also a non-surgical part of Cosmetic Gynecology for people who want to increase vaginal moisture, relieve mild urinary incontinence and tighten mild vaginal wall laxity without surgical intervention.

We also offer this service at Skin101. Click to Read more about Laser Intimate Rejuvenation.

What are the side effects of these procedures?

These cosmetic gynecological procedures are minor day procedures, however, bruising, discomfort and swelling are common post procedure.

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What is the downtime and When do I expect to see results?

Recovery is quick and mostly uncomplicated. When painkillers are required, they are only taken for a few days after the procedure.

Depending on the procedure and varying individual factors, it may take 4-6 weeks to fully heal and return to normal life and sexual activities.

Childbirth and Cosmetic Gynecological Procedures

Will the result of a Labiaplasty hold after childbirth?

The results of the procedure mostly holds after child birth, however, in certain cases, the increased levels of hormones during pregnancy could result in excess labia regrowth or the labia itself could be exerted during childbirth.

It’s best to always consult with your surgeon on whether a labiaplasty or any other cosmetic gynecological procedure is recommended for you pre or post childbirth.