What is Labiaplasty (Labia Rejuvenation)?

Women have various reasons for wanting to undergo vaginal rejuvenation. Vaginal rejuvenation comes in many different forms and one such procedure is labiaplasty. An enlarged labia can be caused by aging, childbirth, or any hormonal changes. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reshape the labia (genital lips) and restore it supporting structures to a pre-pregnancy state, thereby improving its appearance and enhancing sexual function. This procedure is also designed to reduce pain and discomfort, both emotionally and physically, associated with having enlarged labia. During this procedure, excess tissue of the labia minora, or inner genital lips, are trimmed by removing the top layer while keeping the underlying tissue intact.

Labiaplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis, with no overnight stay necessary. The incisions made during this procedure are well concealed and are usually barely visible.

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Advantages of Vaginal Rejuvenation

Cosmetic Benefits After childbirth, the body doesn’t always go back to its pre-childbirth days, including the vaginal region. While vaginal rejuvenation surgery is mainly designed to tighten the inner lining of the vagina, cosmetic benefits will be seen in the overall appearance of the treated area. During vaginal rejuvenation, the procedure involves the removal of some of the vaginal lining and tissues. The loss of excess skin and tissue greatly improves the vaginal region, and can be combined with other similar vaginal reconstruction procedures for maximum cosmetic results.

Psychological and Physical Effects Vaginal rejuvenation is designed to primarily enhance a woman’s sexual gratification, as well as improve her partner’s sexual experience. Some women have experienced loss of sensation during and after childbearing. By tightening the vaginal muscles, they can experience better orgasms and sexual pleasure, just like their pre-pregnancy state.

Vaginal rejuvenation procedures are also meant to boost confidence by achieving a better quality of Life. Enhancing their appearance can greatly affect a person’s self esteem. Improving one’s femininity can also help them psychologically in going back to the real world with more confidence in their stride, whether in social interactions or career wise. Medical Conditions Some surgeons perform vaginal rejuvenation on patients to relieve or improve bladder problems. Similar vaginal surgeries can also be performed on patients with urinary incontinence, a medical condition where the patient experiences an involuntary leakage of urine. Another similar surgery can be done on patients with pelvic prolapse, where a woman’s vaginal walls or uterus are abnormally low in position. A vaginal rejuvenation procedure generally takes one to two hours, depending on the overall physical condition and the kinds of treatment required. It can be an outpatient procedure with minimum recovery period. Vaginal rejuvenation can be simpler and relatively safer compared to other cosmetic surgeries. However, it is still important to seek the best medical surgeon and treatment procedure that will match your individual body conditions.

Post-Vaginal Rejuvenation Lifestyle & Maintenance

Post Vaginal Rejuvenation: Immediate Measures

Immediately after the procedure, you might experience some pain or discomfort, or even some swelling. The doctor will prescribe pain medications for the following weeks to help ease the pain. In addition, antibiotics will also be prescribed after the procedure to avoid any possible infections.

You should be able to walk around and resume most of your daily activities a few days after the procedure. Several weeks are required to completely recover after the procedure. You will be able to see results in about 2 3 weeks. During the recovery period, you are advised not to strain yourself through heavy lifting or exercise. You are also advised to refrain from sexual intercourse during the recovery period. After the procedure, your doctor will prescribe light exercises which help increase blood flow to the vagina and support the healing process. These exercises can also help prevent the formation of scar tissue and speed up the recovery process. Avoid the use of tampons and douches during the recovery period.

Post Vaginal Rejuvenation: Long term Measures

Once you have recovered from the procedure, there are no specific measures that you need to undertake. The results of the procedure are permanent, and you can return to your normal activities once the recovery period is over.

In case you experience any side effects, such as fever or persistent bruising or pain, you should consult your physician immediately. It could be the signs of a complication and immediate medical attention will help contain it. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery conducted with laser has less risks associated with it than the traditional method. Some risks associated with the procedure include scarring, infections, hyposensation, hypersensation and excessive bleeding.

FAQs

Q: I have had several children. I have vaginal relaxation and I also lose urine when I laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise. Can I correct my urinary problem and have a vaginoplasty at the same time?

A: Your urinary problem is called stress urinary incontinence. It is caused by the vaginal relaxation of the top part of the vaginal wall. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation can correct your problem of stress urinary incontinence and enhance sexual gratification all at the same time.

Q: How long does Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation take?

A: The entire procedure would take at least 1-2 hours to perform.

Q: Where is the procedure performed?

A: Minor cosmetic surgery procedures are done in our Multi-specialty Surgical center on an outpatient basis.

Q: What types of anesthesia are available?

A: You can be provided with your choice of anesthesia by our board certified anesthesiologist. (local, nerve block, epidural, spinal, IV sedation, general). Some types of anesthesia are procedure dependent.

Q: When can I resume sexual intercourse after laser vaginal rejuvenation?

A: We recommend that you abstain from sexual intercourse for the first 6 weeks.

Q: How much discomfort will I have after laser vaginal rejuvenation?

A: With our technique of submucosal tumescence, pudendal block with long acting local anesthetic, you will be pain free for the first 18 to 24 hours. After this, patients report mild to moderate discomfort which can be controlled by analgesics and cold packs to the area.

Q: How much does Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation cost?

A: Fees are all inclusive of the surgical center, anesthesiologist, surgical assistant, surgeon, and follow-up. Prices can be checked at www.beverlyhills.ph/package.

Q: What are the surgical risks for laser vaginal rejuvenation?

A: Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is a safe procedure with low risks involved. Although like any other type of surgery, minimal risks and complications such as bleeding, infection, and scarring may occur.

Q: Can Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation be combined with designer laser vaginoplasty?

A: Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation can be combined with designer laser vaginoplasty such as laser reduction labiaplasty.

Q: Can Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures?

A: Yes, a number of plastic surgeons can combine Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® or designer laser vaginoplasty with most cosmetic surgical procedures such as breast, nose, eye, or tummy tuck surgery.