Cosmetic gynaecology – what is it and who gets it?

Whether it’s for form or function, there’s plenty you can do to rejuvenate your lady garden!

Just a couple of generations ago, we weren’t too worried about appearances when it came to the old vulva.

Even as changes occurred due to childbirth or menopause it was just kind of accepted that that’s how things were.

But thanks to changes in fashion, the removal of hair, more adventurous porn and the access to it and the good old world wide web, the awareness of the form and function of our vulva area has never been more forefront.

And for Australian women, the knowledge that we have the power to do something about it has seen more and more of us opting in for any one of the many ways that we can rejuvenate the area that we might once have thought a lost cause.


Issues around continence, physical appearance, lubrication, sexual satisfaction or comfort might send any one of us in search of a better way.

“Our mothers might have accepted the changes to their bodies after childbirth,” says Fertility Specialist and Gynaecologist, Dr Sonya Jessup.

“But today woman are saying ‘I think I can do better than that, I want my body back’ after a baby or menopause.”

“And they’re not necessarily chasing a ‘normal’ looking vulva, because there’s no such thing. There’s an extraordinary range of what women look like.”

Having said that there are some very practical reasons that a person might want to change the appearance of their vulva.