What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment?
Vaginal rejuvenation treatment does not refer to a single type of operation or procedure. It is an umbrella term covering a wide range of cosmetic surgeries that improve the look and feel of the vagina and vaginal area.
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments include everything from reshaping the vagina’s outward appearance to injecting the g-spot with collagen to increase sexual pleasure. The right treatment for you depends on your desired results.
Why Get Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment?
Factors like aging, childbirth, genetics, disease, and weight fluctuations can cause unwanted changes to your genitalia. Sometimes, these changes can cause a negative self-image, interfere with physical activity, or decrease sexual pleasure.
People get vaginal rejuvenation for a wide variety of reasons. Whether you want to eliminate discomfort, improve your sex life, or simply change your appearance, there is no right or wrong reason to undergo cosmetic surgery.
If you’re interested in vaginal rejuvenation, a board-certified plastic surgeon can walk you through the various procedures to identify the right course of treatment for you. Every procedure is different as every patient’s needs are unique.
What Are The Types of Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment?
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments include both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Each treatment is designed to yield a specific outcome, so the right treatment for you depends on what you’re hoping to achieve. Below, you’ll find a brief overview of some of the most common types of vaginal rejuvenation treatments.
A labiaplasty reduces the length of the labia minora by either trimming or cutting excess tissue. A labiaplasty is usually done to reduce pain in the labia during both sexual intercourse and activities like bike riding as well achieving specific appearance of the labia
Clitoral Hood Reduction
A clitoral hood reduction reduces the size of the clitoral hood. Clitoral hood reductions are often done to increase sexual pleasure, although they can also improve the appearance of female genitalia overall.
A labia majorapalasty reduces the size of the outer labia by removing excess skin and fat. A labia majoraplasty may be done to improve the look of the vagina, but it can also reduce pain caused by a larger outer labia.
A monsplasty reduces bulge in the upper, hair-bearing portion of the vulva by removing fat from the pubic mound. Usually, a monsplasty is for cosmetic purposes. Women with bulges in the pubic area may be insecure about wearing swimsuits or tight pants.
Vaginoplasty A vaginoplasty tightens the vaginal wall and the muscles of the perineum. A vaginoplasty is frequently performed after childbirth to treat vaginal laxity.
Radiofrequency and Laser Treatments
Radiofrequency and laser treatments primarily treat vaginal laxity. These treatments heat up tissues in the vagina, which increases collagen production. This can tighten vaginal tissue.
Although the results are usually less dramatic than a vaginoplasty, it’s a good choice for patients who prefer less invasive treatments.
Injections and Shots
There are various shots and injections you can get as part of vaginal rejuvenation. Collagen can be injected into the g-spot to increase sexual pleasure, for example. You can also increase the volume of your labia majora by injecting small amounts of fat into each side.
If you think vaginal rejuvenation treatment may be right for you, you will first have to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will create a customized plan to meet your goals. They will also go over pre-operative care, take pre-op photos, and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
If you opt for surgical treatment, you will have to meet with your own doctor to obtain surgical clearance. You may be asked to take lab tests, go over your health history, and undergo a basic physical exam.
Once you have clearance, you will be able to schedule treatment with your surgeon. Surgery can be performed under either general or local anesthesia, depending on your treatment plan and personal preferences.
Pre and post-operative care vary greatly depending on your specific vaginal rejuvenation procedure, so make sure to go over instructions carefully with your surgeon.
Due to the wide variety of treatment types, recovery times vary. However, recovery for the vast majority of vaginal rejuvenation treatment is very minimal.
For the first few days after your procedure, you’ll need to wear loose clothing and underwear to avoid irritation. Usually, after 1 to 2 days, patients feel up to light activity. After 3 to 4 days, you can return to work or your regular routine.
However, you will need to avoid sexual intercourse and any activities that engage the pelvic area (i.e., horseback riding, bicycling) for at least 6 weeks.
You will also have a post-op visit with your surgeon to make sure that you’re healing properly and there are no signs of complications.
What Are The Potential Complications?
Any surgery or medical procedure carries the risk of complications. While most patients recover from vaginal rejuvenation smoothly, watch out for symptoms like bleeding, pain, or unusual discharge.
Consult your surgeon immediately if you notice symptoms. Complications tend to be mild, like infections or bruising, and can usually be treated with oral or topical medications.
The best way to avoid complications is to closely follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions.
What Are The Benefits Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment?
Vaginal rejuvenation treatment has many long term benefits. From improved self-esteem to increased sexual pleasure to reduced urinary incontinence, vaginal rejuvenation treatment can greatly improve your quality of life.
Ready to get started? Leif Rogers is an Ivy League-educated, board-certified plastic surgeon and a standing member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If you’re interested in vaginal rejuvenation treatment, get in touch with his team to schedule a consultation.