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Common Types of Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures
Types of Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures
There are many reasons to consider a vaginal rejuvenation procedure. Of course, there is the “designer vagina” trend, but it is important to understand that this actually means vaginal rejuvenation. Interestingly enough, a designer vagina is good for women of any age or stage of life. Many recent mothers will agree that childbirth takes a toll on the vagina, especially when it comes to a lack of tightness. While this is a normal occurrence, the new lack of sensation leads many of these recent mothers to become sexually unsatisfied (as well as their partners), and less confident with their bodies. Women with dealing with these drawbacks can greatly benefit from a vaginal rejuvenation procedure.
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The term vaginal rejuvenation is a general term that can be used to describe several different cosmetic procedures ranging from vaginoplasty (vaginal tightening) to clitoral hood reduction. We will review the most popular vaginal rejuvenation procedures to help find the right choice for you.
When the vagina begins to lose its tightness after events like childbirth, it’s time to consider vaginoplasty. This procedure works to rejuvenate stretched vaginal tissues, the perineum, and its supporting muscles in order to tighten them back to their pre-pregnancy firmness.
During the procedure, plastic surgeons tighten the patient’s loose vaginal tissues with strong sutures. In addition, patients can opt to remove the extra skin from the back side of the vagina as well as some external skin around the vagina for a more aesthetic appearance.
Perineoplasty is a procedure that aims to tighten the vagina through the perineum, which is the area that’s between the vagina and the anus. Often due to childbirth, the perineum becomes stretched out. This not only makes the vagina look and feel wider, but many women find that it also diminishes their sensation of pleasure during intercourse.
This procedure tightens the underlying muscles and removes excess skin with sutures. However, patients are normally recommended by their surgeons to pair perineoplasty with a vaginoplasty to get more effective results, which leaves them with a longer recovery time.
Women who seek a labia majoraplasty have typically suffered through embarrassment from a bulging appearance of the outer lips of their vaginas that are visible through their pants. An enlargement of the vagina can be due to reasons like weight gain, genetics, or childbirth.
During a labia majoraplasty procedure, surgeons remove excess skin and tissue around the vagina and then close it up with sutures. Swelling after a labia majoraplasty procedure can last 6 months or longer before the vagina finally appears smaller and less visible through clothing.
Similar to a labia majoraplasty, a labiaplasty aims to improve the appearance of protuberant lips. The difference with this procedure is that the labiaplasty resizes and reshapes the inner lips, while the labia majoraplasty deals with the outer lips. Large inner lips not only cause embarrassment for women with their sexual partners, but overly big inner lips can also cause discomfort and irritation during simple activities like bike riding or even wearing tight pants.
However, with labiaplasty, there is a risk of incisions being closed with improper suturing techniques, which results in a ridged appearance of the inner lips that causes visible scarring that can even be painful.
Clitoral Hood Reduction (Clitoridectomy)
Some women choose to circumcise the clitoris. This procedure works on the clitoral hood which is either shortened or entirely removed, similar to a male circumcision. There are several reasons why women may undergo this procedure, mostly for medical, aesthetic, or cultural purposes. Also, since some women have thickened skin over their clitoris which can interfere with sexual stimulation and decrease sensitivity, a clitoridectomy is useful to remove the extra folds of skin around the clitoris to enable direct stimulation. However, not many obstetricians and gynecologists are willing to offer this procedure due to the unavoidable safety risks it involves.
One reason women would seek a monsplasty procedure is similar to those seeking labiaplasty- to reduce the unwanted bulge of their vaginas that is protruding through their clothing.
A monsplasty focuses on shrinking the mons, which is the upper area of the vagina where there is pubic hair. Surgeons achieve this by removing fat with liposuction as well as removing excess skin and tissue.
It’s normal for women to experience vaginal discomforts such as dryness, burning, and bladder problems after menopause or after childbirth. Unfortunately, these situations can cause women to feel less confident with themselves as well as with their sexual partners. Votiva is a popular solution that’s preferred by surgeons thanks to safe and effective technology that treats both internal and external vaginal issues.
Votiva treatments take only a few minutes and results are noticeable after the first session. After a Votiva treatment, blood flow and sensitivity around the vagina are instantly improved, as well as improved elasticity and wrinkles on the labia and vulva. The results of this quick, noninvasive laser procedure are comparable to surgery without requiring any painful recovery periods or general anesthesia.
“Where can I find vaginal rejuvination near me?” There are many benefits and many reasons to consider vaginal rejuvenation. If you are ready to learn more about Votiva or are curious to know if you are a good candidate for the procedure, use our online contact form or simply book a consultation in Austin by calling (512) 459-6800.