What is Vaginal Rejuvenation and why have it done?
Essentially, Vaginal Rejuvenation (or Vaginoplasty) is a procedure to tighten the vaginal canal. Aging, childbirth, or the combination of both sometimes causes anatomical changes that may affect the normal function of the vagina. Performed as an outpatient procedure, Vaginal Rejuvenation is a surgical procedure to tighten the vaginal canal and reduce the size of the vaginal opening. Not only does the procedure rejuvenate the lining of the vagina, but it also addresses the supporting tissues surrounding it – aiding in increased muscle tone, control, strength, and possibly increasing sensation and pleasurable friction during intercourse.
This procedure, although often needed to relieve pain and discomfort, is also referred to as plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and designer laser Vaginoplasty.
The main reason to have Vaginal Rejuvenation is that your vaginal structures sag and have become laxer due to aging, weight loss or pregnancy.
- You have discomfort from scarring as a result of previous genital surgeries.
- You have stress urinary incontinence and wish to combine a vaginal lift with a corrective procedure.
- You desire a sleeker, more refined contour to your labia and vulva.
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What are the types of Vaginoplasty?
- Mons Pubis Reduction
- Labia Majora Plasty
- Labia Minora Plasty
Mons Pubis Reduction
What is the Mons Pubis?
According to VeryWellHealth.com, it is the fatty tissue located above the pubic bone. The fat in this area can reach a size that makes some women self-conscious and uncomfortable while wearing tight-fitting clothing such as leggings, skinny jeans, swimsuits, underwear, and tight dresses. This can be successfully corrected with surgery. Liposuction of the mons pubis or monsplasty are procedure options. Monsplasty is essentially a pubic lift when liposuction leaves the skin loose or even looser after the fat is removed.
What is a perineoplasty?
According to UpToDate.com, maternal injuries from childbirth are tears in the skin and muscles around the vagina and “perineum” that happen to a woman during vaginal delivery. The perineum is the area between the opening of the vagina and the anus. Some of these injuries are minor and tear only the skin. Others are more serious and can tear skin and muscle. In some cases, the tear goes from the vagina to the anus. These injuries are also called “perineal injuries.” A perineoplasty is a procedure that repairs these maternal injuries.
Labia Minora Plasty
What is the Labia Minora? It’s the inner fold of the vulva that houses the clitoris, urethra, and vaginal opening.
Vaginoplasty is typically done on the Labia Minora Plasty. According to Self.com, your labia minora can cause pain during sex if they get tucked into the vagina. They can also cause irritation or discomfort while wearing underwear or a swimsuit, being physically active, or even walking around and doing regular daily activities.
Labia Majora Plasty
What is the Labia Majora? It’s the outer folds of the vulva, from which hair grows.
A Labia Majora Plasty is typically done to reduce the size of a large or irregularly misshapen outer labia. Excess tissue in the labia majora can cause women discomfort and pain when wearing certain clothes, exercising and even normal daily tasks.
What is a hymen? It’s the thin membrane located at the opening of the vagina.
Women may request hymenoplasty surgery for cultural, religious, or social reasons, but the effect is similar to that of a “second virginity.” During the procedure, fine sutures are used to repair the torn remnants of the hymen. Performed under local anesthetic, hymenoplasty surgery is a relatively quick outpatient procedure. A hymenoplasty can also be performed for women who feel pain or discomfort during normal activities.