Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery (FCGS) | Dr. Rajeshwari Reddy
Cosmetic procedures are performed to enhance the looks (appearance) of the vaginal or vulvar region in women and to restore or augment sexual functions in a woman whose aesthetic appearance and functionality have been degraded due to aging or childbirth.
A woman passes through several stages during her reproductive life cycle including marriage, pregnancy, childbirth – in addition, the natural aging process can also affect the external and internal structure of her genitals – especially the vulva and vagina. Therefore, changes take place in the appearance and physical response to stimuli in her genitals. Cosmetic gynecology aims to make the appearance and function of the labia and vagina better and therefore, female cosmetic genital surgery is done to achieve both these goals at the same time.
What is Vaginoplasty?
Vagina has the natural ability to stretch and contract as it possesses elasticity. The tissues of the vagina stretch during sex and childbirth – owing to which they lose elasticity over a period of time. Natural aging and multiple childbirths may lead to losing the elasticity of the vagina over time. Due to this particular reason, a woman’s enjoyment during sexual intercourse vanishes gradually and sexual activity no more remains pleasurable to her.
Female cosmetic genital surgery: Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure performed by a cosmetic gynecologist who is trained and specialized (has the expertise) in this procedure. The aim of the procedure is to reduce the overall width of the vagina. The cosmetic gynecologist uses robust techniques to tighten the perineal muscles and also repair the rear vaginal wall to tighten the tissues and width of the overall vagina.
Though vaginoplasty is typically referred to as a cosmetic procedure, it is also sought as reconstructive surgery to repair tissue injuries or birth defects that may have occurred during childbirth.
What is cosmetic labiaplasty?
The vulva is a female’s external genitalia. It has two sets of skin folds or lips. The large outer folds are called labia majora and the inner smaller folds are known as labia minoria. When labia majora are enlarged, the condition is known as labia majora hypertrophy and when labia minora is larger and protrude more than the labia majora, the condition is known as labia minora hypertrophy. Women who have concerns with the external appearance of their genitals and also issues with labia minora hypertrophy – such as irritation, hygiene issues, pain, and discomfort should see their gynecologist (cosmetic gynecologist). She will diagnose it as labia minora hypertrophy during regular physical examination (gynecological examination). She may recommend labiaplasty for severe labial hypertrophy.
A gynecologist who is specialized, trained, and has the expertise to perform female cosmetic genital surgery performs labiaplasty. It is a surgical procedure usually done under general anesthesia, but can also be done with sedation or local anesthetic. It is basically performed to remove excess labia skin or folds from one or both sides to reduce the overall size and to correct the asymmetry of labia. Post-surgical recovery is good with exceptional results.
Female cosmetic genital surgery is usually an elective surgery that is offered in some circumstances – such as when there is labia majora and labia minora hypertrophy or structural abnormality in the genitals of a woman. It is also offered to repair vaginal tears after childbirth and also to treat vulval cancer. Cosmetic gynecology is the fastest-growing field in cosmetic surgery throughout the world. Meet me to learn more about cosmetic gynecology and other cosmetic gynecological procedures. The benefits of cosmetic gynecology are many and the most prominent among those are improvement in the enjoyment of sexual activity, reduction in unwanted symptoms – such as irritation and pain and also the rejuvenation of the genitals that make women appear more aesthetically pleasing and younger.