Orawee Chinthakanan, M.D., MPH., PhD.
- Cosmetic Gynecology
Dr. Orawee Chinthakanan is a board-certified urogynecologist. After finished her OB/Gyn residency training in 2009, she received the Japan-Joint World Bank Scholarship to pursue master’s degree in public health at Emory University,Atlanta, GA. After graduation, she did fellowship in Urogynecology with Dr. Willy Davila at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Then she also trained with Drs. Miklos and Moore in Atlanta for cosmetic gynecology. Currently, she is a lecturer at Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. She is a consultant for Urogynecology and cosmetic gynecology at Bumrungrad and Bangkok Hospital.
Cosmetic gynecology, as known as female cosmetic genital surgery (FCGS) or cosmetic vaginal surgery or aesthetic vaginal surgery or vulvovaginal rejuvenation, which consists of procedures designed to improve appearance and/or functional aspects of female genitalia. Patients undergoing FCGS have emotional and social concerns specific to aspects of genital appearance or function. There are numerous procedures of FCGS involving external genitalia and vaginal canal. FCGS for external genitalia includes labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, labia majora reduction or augmentation, labia majora divergence repair, perineal skin reduction, mons pubis reduction. Vaginal rejuvenation, which encompasses perineoplasty and vaginoplasty, is a term that is commonly utilized to describe surgical repair of the vaginal canal and introitus following childbirth and/or aging to treat sexual dysfunction related to vaginal relaxation.
Most patients undergoing FCGS report overall satisfaction and subjective enhancement of sexual function and body image, but the literature is retrospective. FCGS procedures appear to fulfill many patient's desires for cosmetic and functional improvement, as well as sexual satisfaction. More research on quality of life changes in FCGS patient population should be explored.