Selected journalists invited to Introductory Talk at opening training in Cape Town on 28th July.

Aesthetic Gynaecology is a new and highly specialised discipline of Gynaecology and is considered to be the connection of three specialties: Gynaecology, Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology. It involves surgical and non-surgical treatment of the female reproductive systems. The procedures are often cosmetic, but are also conducted for functional purposes such as enhancing sexual experience and treating incontinence. The discipline has been practiced worldwide for almost two decades but is a new field in South Africa, with the first certified Aesthetic Gynaecologist, Dr Natalia Novikova, commencing practice in 2016. Treatments such as labiaplasty, vaginoplasty and laser vaginal rejuvenation are becoming increasingly sought after for the first time in South Africa.

The South African Aesthetic Gynaecology Society (SAAGS) was formed in early 2018 to provide an improvement to the aesthetic gynaecology outcomes for women in South Africa. SAAGS aims to achieve this by setting clinical practice standards, facilitating training and supportive interactions as well as providing research opportunities to interested professionals in the field. Membership is suited to medical professionals who are interested in aesthetic gynaecology and intend to provide such services to their patients, or any professional (plastic surgeons, beauty therapists) currently offering, or considering offering, treatments in the field.

SAAGS was founded Dr Natalia Novikova and is supported by other leading figures in the field who form a training team at academic and practical workshop sessions. The non-profit society provides an annual membership plan with access to a resource bank as well as ongoing support from the SAAGS team.

“The offerings in Aesthetic Gynaecology in South Africa are to date diverse and with little training. This field requires a more in-depth level of understanding which this association will offer professionals, thereby uplifting the level of treatments ad procedures offered across South Africa” says Dr Novikova

Live training courses are currently being offered through 3 modules in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Upon completion of the workshop attendees will be awarded with a certificate of attendance and medical professionals will receive Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points. The modules begin with a theoretical class focussed on Functional Non-Invasive Aesthetic Gynaecology on 28th July 2018 at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.  This will be followed by a course in Cosmetic Aesthetic Gynaecology in November in Johannesburg, and a further training with practical demonstrations in Surgical Aesthetic Gynaecology in Cape Town in March 2019. The more advanced courses are targeted at the specialised medical profession only, although other professionals may wish to attend to understand the areas.

This Aesthetic Gynaecology Training Series introduces South Africa to this revolutionary field of gynaecology in an interactive and informative way. Those wishing to register for membership may do so online or via email ( Journalists wishing to attend the introduction please email


The South African Aesthetic Gynaecology Society is a registered Non Profit Organisation No. 2018 / 285445 / 08.
Dr Natalia Novikova is a gynaecologist with over 20 years’ experience and an interest in aesthetic gynaecology and urogynaecology practicing in Mediclinic Cape Town – Gardens and Johannesburg Intercare Day Hospital in Sandton.