The New World of Aesthetic Gynecology
In recent years, the world of aesthetics has grown by leaps and bounds, including in the area of gynecology. Aesthetic gynecology offers women greater quality of life in regards to intimacy. We'll take a closer look at this new area of medicine in today's article.
Many women have sought out medical solutions to correct the alterations that have taken place in their bodies due to childbirth. Some have discovered aesthetic gynecology as their best alternative.
Natural childbirth as well as the simple passing of time both leave their mark on a woman’s genital region. These changes may cause women to feel discomfort, dissatisfaction and even embarrassment in regards to their physical appearance.
Over more than a decade ago, this specialty within the area of gynecology was born in Los Angeles, California. Originally, its purpose was focused on improving the aesthetics of the intimate parts of women who had lost a lot of weight or had given birth multiple times. Specialists would apply what is known as vaginal rejuvenation.
Today, aesthetic gynecology has taken giant leaps from a clinical and technological perspective. With the passing of time, aesthetic gynecology has broadened its scope in order to provide integral treatment for different conditions and offer solutions for anatomical and functional alterations in women.
Who is aesthetic gynecology for?
Most women pay a great deal of attention to the condition of their genital region. Therefore, over time, they become concerned about the appearance, anatomy and functionality of their genitalia.
It’s true that this area isn’t visible to others and doesn’t alter a women’s overall figure. But, it undoubtedly has a major impact on her self-esteem when she no longer finds her physical traits pleasing.
Fashion trends revolving around the use of certain clothing items have given the feminine genital region more exposure. This is true, for example, with athletic wear and swimsuits.
As a result, the women who choose to wear this clothing often feel the need to improve the appearance of this part of their body. This felt need may also have to do with functional disorders and alterations that they’ve experienced.
In this sense, aesthetic gynecology offers service to patients of all ages: from adolescents who, despite their early age, worry about the development of their genitals, to adults, who may experience dysfunction of discomfort related to sex.
And, of course, aesthetic gynecology also serves older women who, upon reaching menopause, look for options to feel better about themselves.
“With the passing of time, aesthetic gynecology has broadened its scope in order to provide integral treatment for different conditions and offer solutions for anatomical and functional alterations in women”
Why do women seek aesthetic gynecology?
The reason why women seek this type of treatment varies according to age group. Some are concerned about anatomical and functional alterations that they’ve experienced as a result of childbirth or as a result of aging.
Women turn to aesthetic gynecology because they’re displeased with some aspect of the anatomy of their genital region. This is true for women of any age.
The discomfort and embarrassment that they feel produce functional disorders having to do with their quality of life.
Some of the most common cases that we can find are the following:
- Vaginal labia that are overly exuberant.
- Asymmetrical labia minora that are partially or completely hypertrophic.
- Adipose tissue, or fatty tissue, located in the mount of Venus.
- An over-sized clitoris hood.
- Mucous, semi-mucous or dermal alterations.
There are also anatomical and functional changes that can occur as a result of childbirth. While they aren’t related to illness, they still produce discomfort from an aesthetic and functional point of view. Among these alterations, we find the following:
- Asymmetry of the labia due to tearing, episiotomy and scar tissue.
- Perineal tearing, alterations of the pelvic floor or of the perineal body.
- Enlarged introitus vaginae (enlarged vaginal opening).
- Exposure or displacement of the mucous membranes.
- Prolapse of the anterior or posterior vaginal vault.
Furthermore, anatomical and functional alterations appear as the result of aging. In other words, alterations that may have had an morphological basis are worsened by aging and hormonal status. Among these changes are the following:
- Adiposity (fattiness) of the mount of Venus.
- Hypotrophia of the labia majora, loss of turgidity.
- Hypotrophia or elongation of the labia minora.
- Loss of muscle tone and trophism of the perineal area.
- General cutaneous alterations.
- Worsening of the “descent” of external genitalia.
Applied medical procedures
There are different types of procedures that make up aesthetic gynecology. Some of them are minimally invasive and of low complexity. They can be performed in a clinic, with or without sedatives.
At the same time, there are medium and high complexity procedures that can only be practiced in a surgical environment. These involve local anesthesia and a medical support team.
Minimally invasive techniques with low complexity
- Physical and chemical peeling.
- Cosmetic treatment of legs and skin.
- Chemical lypolisis.
- Mesotherapy of the skin and mucous membrains.
- Platelet-rich plasma treatment of the submucosa and mucous membrains.
- Implants — hyarulonic acid, calcium hydroxyapatatite.
Some examples of medium complexity and high complexity procedures
- Surgical correction of the labia minora.
- The restoration of the labia majora, collagen lifts.
- Liposuction and lipomodelling.
- Lipotransfer (fat transfer).
Depending on the needs of each woman, aesthetic gynecology doesn’t just allow for the beautification of a woman’s intimate region. It also improves quality of life – physiologically, sexually and emotionally.
The desired appearance of a person’s genital region is a delicate and extremely personal issue. Those who undergo procedures that are part of aesthetic gynecology undoubtedly experience improved self-esteem