Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure that can combine labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. This procedure will improve the appearance of the external female genitalia (labiaplasty), as well as tighten the vagina muscles (vaginoplasty). This is an outpatient procedure that is done under general anesthesia.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty, also known as a labia reduction, labia rejuvenation, or vaginal lip reduction, will fix the disproportionate size of the labia minora (inner labia) and/or the labia majora.
There are two main reasons women choose to undergo this procedure: discomfort and aesthetics. Women often report difficulty with hygiene, discomfort with tight clothing, pain when exercising, labia catching in zippers, and/or painful intercourse due to the enlargement of the labia minora. Women may also experience spraying at urination, and recurring urinary tract infections. If these functional problems do occur, then labiaplasty can be covered by one’s health insurance in many cases.
What is Vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty is a procedure that will tighten the vagina muscles. This is achieved by removing excessive vaginal lining posteriorly (towards the back), and tightening the surrounding soft tissues and muscles.
This procedure can be done on women who have and have not undergone child birth.
Vaginal Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Surgery includes two types of procedures; Cosmetic and Functional
- Cosmetic surgery of the external vaginal and vulvular structures.
- Functional surgery of the vaginal canal for sexual function gratification. This is often called vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal tightening.The goal of vaginal cosmetic surgery is to improve the appearance of the external vaginal and vulvular structures. Some women have abnormally large labia as a result of genetics or as a result of aging and or childbirth. These abnormally large labia can cause pain at intercourse, difficult and messy urination, and difficulties with hygiene and/or recurrent infections.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery in Arizona
Vaginal rejuvenation will effectively enhance the tautness and tightness of the vaginal walls and vaginal opening by decreasing the vaginal diameter and surgically repairing the damage caused by vaginal childbirth. However, the surgical technique required for each individual patient varies depending upon the amount and type of vaginal relaxation found. In some cases, the damage to the vaginal walls can be so severe that other pelvic organs may have lost their support. If such an issue exists, it must be repaired surgically before vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
Vaginal rejuvenation tightens the muscles of the inside of the vaginal canal and the opening of the vagina. The goal of this is to improve sexual satisfaction. Aging can cause stretching of the vaginal supportive tissue and muscles that may result in abnormalities of the vaginal opening. For some women, this may result in a decrease of sexual sensation.
What to Expect During the Procedure
After child birth, tissue has thinned out and will need to be reattached. The incision is located in the inner labia majora. Supportive sutures, that are dissolvable, are placed underneath the skin layer. This will pull the muscles together, and create a supportive pad of tissue. The board certified gynecologist or plastic surgeon at North Valley Plastic Surgery, will close the incision site with dissolvable sutures.
What to Expect During the Recovery Period
Post-operatively, there will be discomfort at the surgical site for the first few days.
Over the next four weeks it is important to avoid the use of tampons, tight clothing, thong underwear, and sexual intercourse. This will allow for adequate healing of the incision site.
Full healing will take approximately six weeks. The use of bath tubs, Jacuzzis, or anything that allows the body to submerge is not allowed, until clearance from the physician has been provided (usually three weeks after the surgery). Showering is allowed 48 hours after surgery. It is important to pat the operative areas dry and replace the dressings.
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