What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Aging, childbirth, or the combination of both sometimes causes anatomical changes that may affect the normal function of the vagina. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery can combine multiple procedures that help women restore the normal function of her vagina which usually improves:
- Vaginal Laxity – Increased strength and control of the vaginal muscles
- Stops Urinary incontinence
- Restores lubrication
- Enhances enjoyment during intimacy
- Esthetic improvements
Vaginal rejuvenation is a term that usually covers several procedures:
- Clitoral hood reduction (excess skin covers the clitoris)
- Labia majoraplasty
When to consider vaginal rejuvenation?
- Your vaginal structures sag and have become more relaxed due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancies.
- You have discomfort from scarring as a result of previous genital surgeries.
- You have stress urinary incontinence and wish to combine a vaginal lift with a corrective procedure.
- You desire a sleeker, more refined contour to your labia and vulva.
REDUCES INNER LIPS
The most common Vaginal Rejuvenation procedure is Labiaplasty. It is a surgical procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora or the inner lips. This procedure can relieve symptoms that women are experiencing from twisting and tugging of the labia.
Women chose to have a Labiaplasty for various reasons and some of them are pain caused by twisting, not being able to ride a bike or ware certain cloths, constant irritation and itching or just self-consciousness.
During a Labiaplasty the surgeon will reduce the labia minora so that they do not hang below the hair-bearing labia majora. Also, a labiaplasty is performed to reduce asymmetry wen one is longer than the other but in most cases is to reduce the length of both. The extra vaginal tissue is removed and sewn up directly. At our Surgical Center a labiaplasty is performed under anesthesia.
Usually 6-7 days of resting are needed to reduce swelling and pain by icing with a cold pack. Wearing tampons and having sex can be resumed after 4-6 weeks. In most cases swelling will be gone in 6 weeks.
Labiaplasty is a procedure with very high satisfaction rates. The results for most women are a shorter labia that no longer hang down or a labia that has a more aesthetically pleasing shape.
REDUCES OUTER LIPS
Women who feel or think their labia majora or outer lips are too large or hang down may feel discomfort in everyday activities. Sometimes women are just embarrassed by the fullness and it leads to discomfort during intimacy. Labia Majoraplasty is a cosmetic surgery that can help by reducing the outer lips of the vagina.
At our Complete Care Surgical Center this procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
Depending on the excess tissue, the surgeon will remove two pieces of skin from the inner portion of each labium. The closure is usually done with absorbable sutures.
Most patients plan 1-2 weeks for recovery. Swelling after the procedure normal and icing usually helps. Detailed recovery instructions are given by our care team before the procedure. Most women can continue using tampons and have intercourse after 4-6 weeks.
The results of Labia Majoraplasty are tighter and smaller outer lips. It can result in a lower profile for patients that had excess volume.
Vaginal Lift, or ″Colpopexy″
Re-positioning of vagina
This surgical procedure used to re-position a woman’s vagina that has moved from its correct physical location. Women may experience what is known as vaginal prolapse, where the vaginal structure weakens and falls in on itself; it may even protrude externally through the vaginal opening.
Repair of Vaginal Stenosis
Eliminating painful sex
The procedure includes making an incision at the posterior fourchette (the skin below the opening of the vagina), removing a small amount of skin, making incisions into the STP muscles to relax the vaginal outlet, and pulling and attaching the posterior vaginal mucosa over the perineal body to create a larger opening.
Repair of a torn hymen
This procedure may be performed to repair a torn hymen, which is a thin membrane located at the opening of the vagina. Women may request this surgical procedure for cultural, religious, or social reasons, but the effect is similar to that of a “second virginity.” During the procedure, fine sutures are used to repair the torn remnants of the hymen. Performed under local anesthetic, hymenoplasty surgery is a relatively quick outpatient procedure. A hymenoplasty can also be performed for women who feel pain or discomfort during normal activities.