Dr. Marco Pelosi III addresses the New Jersey Obstetrical and Gynecological Society on how and why Cosmetic Gynecology has emerged.
Private practice [1:10] is where cosmetic gynecology originated.
Patients show up [2:20] requesting a variety of cosmetic procedures for a variety of reasons.
The person who acquiesces [5:00] might not be a gynecologist.
The procedures [6:00] are primarily office based.
Lifestyle issues [8:00] are the focus of cosmetic gynecology.
Operating [8:30} on normal anatomy is a focus of cosmetic gynecology.
Why [10:00] are people asking for these procedures?
Access [12:30] to knowledge is creating a need for procedures.
Who [12:45] wears makeup in this room?
Human nature [14:10] loves youth, symmetry, healthiness.
Our behavior [17:25] has evolved to maximize survival of the species.
Studies [20:00] have been done in psychology confirming our behavior.
Infants [21:30] look longer at attractive faces.
The media [24:00] did not create the need for labiaplasty.
Our culture [27:00] tolerates cosmetics.
Body dysmorphic disorder [28:20] afflicts 2 percent of the population.
The British [30:35] are the source of much opposition to cosmetic gynecology.
Every component [32:00] of every aesthetic procedure already existed in conventional gynecology.
Falling [39:45] within the normal range does not invalidate the cosmetic request.
David Matlock [41:20] was the first to advertise vaginal rejuvenation.
A Committee Opinion [42:40] was directed against Matlock’s procedures.
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