Vaginal rejuvenation serves many functions. It can improve the appearance of the vagina, relieve discomfort, aid in proper hygiene, increase sexual satisfaction, and boost self-confidence. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures can include vaginoplasty to correct internal problems, and labiaplasty to correct external problems.
Vaginoplasty (vaginal tightening)
This procedure tightens muscles in the vagina that have loosened from aging or childbirth and strengthens the vagina and pelvic floor. This is done by removing excess vaginal lining and tightening the surrounding soft tissues and muscles.
During childbirth, the vagina (and surrounding muscles and tissues) stretches and often does not return to its normal diameter. As a result, many women experience a decrease in sexual satisfaction during vaginal intercourse due to the lack of friction between the penis and vaginal walls. In such cases, kegel exercises are recommended to improve vaginal tightness, but don’t always help to restore the vagina to its desired diameter. In such cases, vaginoplasty surgery will tighten the vagina and surrounding tissues, resulting in vaginal tightness similar to before the patient had children.
But childbirth is not the only cause of a lack of vaginal elasticity; many patients who have never had children feel looseness in their vagina due to a naturally greater vaginal diameter. Vaginoplasty surgery can help these women as well.
Labiaplasty (labia reduction)
Many women develop an enlarged labia minora after child birth, aging, or were born with the condition. While this condition does not cause any serious health risks it can become uncomfortable for women, and in some cases it can cause labial irritation – making it difficult to perform certain physical activities and intercourse. An Enlarged labia can also cause embarrassment with a sexual partner, which in turn leads to self-esteem issues.
This is often a sensitive subject for women to discuss, but there is a procedure available to help. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which the labia minora is trimmed in order to provide hygienic, cosmetic, and operative relief.
- Correct vagina and vulva appearance
- Increase Self-Esteem
- Decrease Discomfort
- Stop pain caused by large labia
The Labiaplasty procedure is usually done immediately following the patient’s menstrual cycle so she has to time to heal before her next cycle. Before the start of the procedure, the patient is given anesthesia and medications to minimize bleeding. The surgeon trims excess labial tissue, recreates the edges of the labia, and closes the wounds with absorbable stiches. Antibiotic cream is applied to the area and the patient is required to wear a sanitary pad.
Recovery from Labiaplasty
Many patients experience an easy recovery after their labiaplasty procedure, besides mild discomfort and swelling which can last from 2 to 4 days. Patients can begin sexual activity after six weeks.
Risks of Labiaplasty
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with Labiaplasty, although complications are rare. Bleeding, infection, poor healing, labial asymmetry, labia that are smaller or larger than desired, and the need for a second surgery are all possibilities after Labiaplasty.
You do not have to live with large labia if they cause you pain or lower your self-confidence. If you are unhappy with the way your labia look, feel or interfere in your life, labiaplasty may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Call us today to schedule your free consultation or to speak with one of our medical professionals.