NEWPORT BEACH VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES
VAGINOPLASTY, VAGINAL REJUVENATION
What is Vagina Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation usually involves the tightening of the vaginal structure as well as reshaping the vulva or labia, to the patients liking. Vaginal rejuvenation is ideal for patients who wish to rejuvenate the vaginal structures after childbirth, dramatic weight loss or even the natural aging process. For many individuals, vaginal rejuvenation can offer an increased self-confidence and comfort in their everyday life.
Candidates for Vaginal Rejuvenation
Candidates for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure are women who are concerned about the appearance of their labia or experience discomfort due to exceptionally large or long labia of either the inner our outer lips. Labia unevenness can result in discomfort with intimate contact, chronic rubbing, as well as psychological discomfort, which leads to the inability to wear certain types of tight clothing. Most women live with these symptoms and are not even aware that a certain surgical procedure exists to help to correct this problem and restore their femininity.
Candidates for vaginal rejuvenation are women who desire a more youthful appearance and function of the vulvas and vaginal area. For some women, the effects of childbirth, aging, trauma, and/or genetics, causes their vaginal tissue and muscles to become stretched, which results in loss of strength and tone in the vaginal area. This can lead to unsatisfying intimate contact and discomfort.
This procedure is best performed by select Plastic Surgeons or Gynecologists. As this is not a very common procedure, it is important that you choose a specialist who has significant experience in these procedures, such as Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery to get the best result with the least number of complications.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Results
The intended results of cosmetic labia and vaginal rejuvenation are to return a youthful sensation and appearance to the labial and vaginal areas or in other cases, to remove physical and psychological discomfort.
Vaginal rejuvenation, in many cases, can increase friction during intercourse, giving women more control of vaginal muscles, increasing sexual satisfaction, while also creating a more attractive and appealing appearance to the vaginal area.
The outcome of vaginal rejuvenation is a more youthful appearance, ability to wear all types of clothing without discomfort and/or embarrassment, and a more confident sex life.
What should I expect during the vaginal rejuvenation procedure?
In most cases, vaginal rejuvenation can be performed in-office under local anesthesia. Your options will be discussed during the consultation.
During vaginal rejuvenation, excess skin on the labia minora or majora, is carefully removed to reduce discomfort, improve the appearance and aesthetically reshape the lips.
Additionally, a segment of the vaginal lining may be removed followed by repositioning the underlying muscles, resulting in noticeably tight inner and outer vaginal walls.
What is the post-procedure recovery like?
Generally, patients are able to walk comfortably within a few days and can return to work within a week.
Patients return to most normal activities immediately after surgery with the exception of activities that will create direct pressure on the area, such as certain exercise equipment and sexual activity. It will be necessary to refrain from these forms of physical activity for approximately 4-6 weeks.
Postoperative care will usually consist of sitz baths or soaking the area in warm soapy water starting approximately 2 days after a surgery. The sutures will dissolve over the course of several weeks.
What are the risks associated with vaginal rejuvenation?
As with any surgery, there are risks and potential complications. Although rare with vaginal rejuvenation, they will be outlined at your consultation.
What Types of Vaginal Rejuvenation are Available?
Vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation)
The goal of this specific procedure is to “tighten” the vaginal tissues to resemble a more youthful structure that you may have had prior to pregnancy and aging. This procedure may involve a variety of techniques to accomplish this more youthful structure.
A Labiaplasty specifically addresses the size of the labia majora (the outer lips). During this procedure, the mass of the labia majora is reduced for the comfort of the patient. Patients may seek this procedure out if they find that the length of their labia majora is too long, which can cause physical and emotional discomfort.
Clitoral hood reduction
In a clitoral hood reduction, any excess skin existing above the clitoris is removed. Patients may seek out this treatment to improve sensation during sexual intercourse or to simply improve the aesthetic appearance of their vaginal area.
Labia Majora Rejuvenation
Similar to a Labiaplasty, Labia Majora Rejuvenation is the cosmetic enhancement of the labia majora. Some techniques available for this procedure are:
- Fat grafting – Fat grafting allows patients to add volume and shape to their labia majora for a more symmetrical appearance.
- Reduction – A labia majora reduction allows patients to remove unwanted tissues that may get in the way of daily comfort as well as sexual activity.
- Laser – The newest technique in vaginal rejuvenation involves a less invasive way to address tissue laxity and incontinence.
Hymenoplasty or revirginization is a procedure in which a patient is able to have their hymen rejuvenated to simulate “virginity”. This is done by using a flap of vaginal tissue to simulate the hymen structure.
A Perineoplasty is a procedure that is done to repair the area between the vagina and the anus. This can often be damaged during childbirth, and depending on the degree of damage may require surgery to properly repair.
Pubic lift (Pubic Monsplasty)
A pubic lift addresses sagging skin above the vagina and can also make this area flatter by removing unwanted fat. This procedure will reduce and tighten the tissues to reveal a sleeker, more youthful vaginal appearance.
A pubic reduction is done to reduce the amount of fatty tissue that exists above or on top of the pubic area, also known as the pubic mound. This procedure does not have a functional application and is typically done for cosmetic reasons.
If you are interested in learning more about vaginal rejuvenation, contact (949) 565-2121.