Practitioners came together to attend the The International Association of Aesthetic Gynaecology and Sexual Wellbeing’s (IAAGSW) first Middle East Training in Aesthetic Gynaecology at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Cairo on March 10.
Course director and IAAGSW president Dr Sherif Wakil, who is also a cosmetic aesthetic and sexual doctor, opened the congress, and discussed the rise in aesthetic gynaecology popularity and how new technology has allowed for more treatment options for patients.
The morning focused on theoretical aesthetic gynaecology including non-surgical procedures, such as regenerative medicine in vaginal rejuvenation, dermal fillers, lasers in genital rejuvenation, botulinum toxin in vaginismus, chemical bleaching for intimate areas and the role of threads in vaginal rejuvenation. Surgical procedures were also discussed, including reversal of female genital mutilation and new techniques for labiaplasty. Delegates had the opportunity to see a variety of live demonstrations on the above topics in the afternoon.
Joining Dr Wakil in the training and presentations was Polish gynaecologist Dr Dawid Serafin, who demonstrated dermal fillers, Spanish gynaecologist Dr Fernando Miguel Aznar, who discussed botulinum toxin in the area and presented surgical videos and techniques, and consultant gynaecologist from Egypt, Dr Amr Seifeldin, who discussed reversal of FGM techniques.
“The event was incredible, we are having a lot of positive feedback,” Dr Wakil said, adding, “I wanted to raise awareness about this speciality to practitioners in Egypt and for them to be able to offer it their patients, who do not know much about the possibilities of treatments available, and for them to be well informed and to realise that there is actually something that they can offer. There were a lot of prominent and eminent consultants attending the event who were keen to understand the speciality.”