Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is a cosmetic procedure that helps to improve the appearance of the vagina, tighten the muscles and also improve the quality of orgasm. Some women, after childbirth, may feel that their vagina has changed. This surgery is aimed at reversing these changes and boosting the confidence of the women.
There is no single procedure for vaginal rejuvenation surgery. There are numerous ways by which one can rejuvenate the vagina or change its appearance. It depends on what the patient wants to achieve.
Many also call it female genital plastic surgery, vulvovaginal plastic surgery or designer vagina surgery.
While there are so many different topical creams and laser treatments for vaginal rejuvenation, vaginal rejuvenation surgery provides a more concrete solution. There are various types of vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
Labiaplasty decreases the size of the labia minora, which is the structure inside of the female genitalia. Some women may feel discomfort due to the tugging and pulling of the labia minora if it comes out of the outer structure of the vagina. This surgery will also remove the extra folds of the clitoral hood.
Labiaplasty helps women to feel comfortable during cycling and other strenuous activities, and also feel confident wearing body-hugging clothes.
● Labia Majoraplasty
Labia majora is the outer structure of the vagina that’s covered by hair. This surgery will remove the excess skin of the labia majora that causes discomfort. The surgeon will remove the skin from the inner portions of the labia majora, depending on the amount of the skin you want to reduce. Some may want to regain fullness or volume of vulva. Fat grafting may be used to achieve this.
This procedure, also called posterior colporrhaphy, helps to tighten the vagina. Many women will feel their vagina to be loose or feel the tissues to be stretched after childbirth.
During this time, the non-invasive laser procedure to tighten the vaginal muscles will not work for women with laxity. Vaginoplasty is the only solution to tighten the vagina by bringing together the separated muscles. The surgeon may also remove the mucous skin from the back of the vagina too, for a better appearance.
● Clitoral Hood Reduction
The excess folds of the clitoral hood can bulge outside like a protrusion and can disturb the appearance of the vagina. The clitoral hood reduction procedure removes the excess skin of the clitoral hood for a pleasing appearance.
This surgery is typically performed with labiaplasty, where the surgeon will perform a Y-shaped single incision to address both the issues of protruding clitoral hood and labia minora.
Monsplasty attends to the bulging of the mons, which is the upper portion of the vulva. This bulging skin will make some women uncomfortable when wearing bathing suits or any other tight-fitted clothes. The surgeon will remove this bulging skin or, sometimes, may perform liposuction too.
Once you have decided to do something about your discomfort of the vagina or to improve its appearance, it’s essential to consult a cosmetic surgeon. Sometimes, you may not know the exact surgery for your situation and a cosmetic surgeon is the right person to guide you with that.
Make sure to discuss openly about what your problems and expectations are. The surgeon will recommend one or more vaginal rejuvenation surgeries to attend to all your issues. Once the date of the procedure is finalized, there are certain things you should prepare.
● You should remove the hair from the vagina before the surgery. This ensures that hair do not come in the way during surgery and also helps in maintaining hygiene after the surgery. Therefore, some women go for permanent laser hair removal too.
● You shouldn’t go for any hormonal therapy during this period. If you’re already undergoing any such treatment, you can pause it for three to four weeks.
● You should not smoke or drink alcohol for at least three weeks before and after the surgery.
● You should clean your bowel and colon a day before the surgery.
On the day of the procedure, the surgeon will administer local or general anesthesia.
After examining your vagina and marking the portion of the excess skin, the surgeon will skillfully remove them so that it no longer hinders your movement or creates discomfort.
The surgeon will close the cut area with absorbable sutures to tighten the tissues. The entire duration of the surgery varies between an hour to a maximum of three hours, depending on the combination of procedures.
Initially, you may feel swelling, bruising and pain for the first few weeks. The surgeon will prescribe pain medications to cope with it. It’s advisable to take a week or two rest to recover from the surgery. You should follow all the standard precautions of the surgeon to keep the vagina clean and dry after the procedure. Doing so will help in faster recovery.
You shouldn’t have sexual intercourse for at least four to six weeks after the surgery. Please consult with your surgeon before indulging in any physical activity that puts pressure on the vagina.
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery has various advantages like increase in sexual gratification, enhanced appearance of the vagina and boosting the confidence in themselves. When you get the procedure performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, you can expect long-lasting, natural results.