Vaginal or feminine rejuvenation is a category of treatments that can alter the appearance and feel of female genitals. Its primary purposes are to tighten and tone, increase comfort, and create a symmetrical appearance. This type of procedure can significantly improve a woman’s confidence about how her genitals look and feel, and positively impact her sexual pleasure.
If you experience concerns or discomfort due to your vagina or labia, you can speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your surgical and/or non-surgical feminine rejuvenation options.
Why Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Most women who are interested in vaginal rejuvenation are postpartum or postmenopausal. However, women of all ages may experience discomfort or self-consciousness about their genitals, including if they have overly large labia that can interfere with tight clothing or even exercising.
The impact childbirth and menopause have on the vagina can include:
- Lack of vaginal lubrication
- Vaginal laxity
- Painful vaginal penetration
- Urinary leakage
This surgery aims to tighten your vaginal muscles after they became loose or stretched due to childbirth or the aging process. Surgeons generally only recommend this procedure to women who do not want children or have given birth to their ideal number of children.
Plastic surgeons generally use local anesthesia and can perform a shallow or full vaginoplasty. They may also incorporate a perineoplasty to reshape your perineum or include collagen injections into the front wall of your vagina for g-sport amplification.
You may spend several days in the hospital and have several follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery. Surgeons generally recommend that you abstain from intercourse and strenuous activity for several weeks. Vaginoplasty results last for many years.
Labiaplasty is the surgical reduction of your labia minora to reshape it in a more comfortable, symmetrical, and aesthetically pleasing way. It is especially helpful to address enlarged or sagging labial tissues or treat misshapen labia.
Your surgeon usually performs this outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and uses dissolvable stitches to optimize your recovery. You can typically go back to work a few days after your surgery and resume your fitness routine two to three weeks afterward. Most individuals can engage in sexual intercourse again about a month after the procedure. Results last for decades even with possible minor sagging due to aging.
Other Surgical Options
- Clitoral hood reduction. Removal of excess tissue around the clitoris to reduce discomfort associated with an enlarged clitoral hood.
- Mons pubs reduction. Removal of excess skin and fat to sculpt the appearance of your pelvic area.
- Vulvoplasty. Change the size and shape of the outer lips of the vagina (labia majora).
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
If you would rather not undergo surgery or have a contraindication, several alternatives exist. Non-surgical feminine rejuvenation can provide similar results although they do not last as long as surgical ones do. Non-surgical solutions may not be adequate for certain concerns such as severely sagging labia. Your plastic surgeon can determine whether this type of treatment fits your situation.
You may need more than one session to achieve your goals and you can typically expect to need follow-up treatments every 10 to 12 months. However, non-surgical solutions have benefits such as involving no incisions, tissue ablation, or needles.
Alternative vaginal rejuvenation methods usually only take up to 30 minutes per treatment and yield results as quickly as a couple of days after your appointment. They also require no downtime, and you can usually have intercourse the same day or the day after.
Non-surgical feminine rejuvenation techniques can address:
- Painful intercourse
- Certain urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
Common methods for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation include Co2 laser treatments and radiofrequency technology.
Choose Dr. Gorodisky for Your Vaginal Rejuvenation
When it comes to feminine rejuvenation, you should entrust your care with a board-certified provider who has extensive training and experience. As a plastic and reconstructive board-certified surgeon, Dr. Gorodisky approaches each situation with the utmost care and offers personalized recommendations and treatment plans.
Dr. Gorodisky can answer any questions you may have, including:
- Will vaginal rejuvenation affect my ability to experience orgasms?
- What are the risks associated with surgical rejuvenation?
- Will I be able to use tampons after treatment?
- Will my treatment impact any future pregnancy or childbirth?
- Will I require follow-up procedures?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Gorodisky evaluates your needs and discusses your goals. In addition to reviewing your medical history and asking questions about your lifestyle, he also performs a physical examination to have all the relevant details before suggesting one or more procedures. A treatment plan may involve surgical, non-surgical, or a combination of both types of procedures, to help you achieve your desired results.
Call West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today at (805) 978-8545 or use our online form to schedule a vaginal rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Gorodisky in Oxnard, CA!