We spoke to Dr Horky, our expert in Cosmetic Gynecology, for everything you need to know about Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery.
What do you specialise in?
After 20 years of being an obstetrician gynecologist, I received specialised training in urogynecology and cosmetic gynecology in Australia, Europe and America.
For the last 18 years, my main area of interest has been in dealing with incontinence, vaginal disorders, and vulval aesthetic surgery. More recently, I have been trained in the use of non-surgical treatments using laser and radiofrequency.
What makes you stand out from other surgeons?
My years as a general OBGYN have made me very aware of women’s needs and sensitivities. I know the damage that childbirth can cause, and I know how to fix it. I understand the anxiety and depression that is associated with unusual or abnormal vulval anatomy, and how important it is to deal with it sympathetically and in strictest confidence.
What are the different procedures you perform?
There are many procedures and techniques described. Selection of the correct one is all important. In essence:
Vaginaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation aim to restore the vagina to its pre-damaged state.
Labiaplasty is done to achieve the look that the individual will find pleasing, and boost their self image and sexual confidence. The g-spot is enhanced through Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and radiofrequency (ThermiVa).
Hymenoplasty restores the hymen anatomy that was damaged during intercourse, so that cultural marriage needs are met.
What is the difference between vaginaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginaplasty is a major surgical procedure involving correction of cystocele, enterocele, rectocele, and uterine prolapse.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a lesser surgical operation and it can be achieved with radiofrequency or laser to improve the vagina for sexual pleasure.
What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty refers to cosmetic alteration of the labia minora, labia majora or clitoris. Often it also includes repair of the episiotomy scars and pains associated with childbirth.
It can be done in conjunction with vaginaplaty or vaginal rejuvenation .
Labiaplasty is done to improve the cosmetic appearance of the vulva and indirectly boost self esteem, and enhance sexual pleasure.
What are the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation is done to enhance a woman’s confidence and sexual enjoyment. Husbands are usually most appreciative of a woman’s tightness.
It can also help with associated issues such as incontinence, backache and prolapse.
How long is the recovery period after the different vaginal surgeries?
Major surgery needs more time for recovery. The recovery period comes in three stages:
Immediate post operative in hospitals varies between 1-3 days. Then, there is 1-2 weeks off work and finally, there is a 6-8 week ban on sexual activity.
However, vaginal rejuvenation with radiofrequency (ThermiVa) does not require downtime, and all activities, including intercourse, can be resumed immediately.
Do the surgeries hurt?
All surgical procedures are associated with pain and discomfort. However, through the use of local anaesthetic and anaesthesia, pain is minimised. Of course, radiofrequency is totally painless.
If you wish to book a consult with Dr Horky, please call our friendly customer consultants on 1300 421 574, or enquire now.