Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery

The term vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term that covers a wide plethora of articles and elements. Several different procedures are involved in here. It is sometimes called female genital plastic surgery. It is a type of cosmetic surgery that takes into account several surgical processes.The procedures involved in it are labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, labia majoraplasty, monsplasty and vaginoplasty. The female genital is very complex. Any kind of surgery or surgical procedure carried out there needs to be done with utmost care and precision. Thus, one must be really careful when selecting a surgeon fr vaginal rejuvination surgery.

External anatomy of the female genitalia

The mons is the hairbearing area over the pubic bone of the female genitalia. It is the upper portion of it.  The hair-bearing outer lips are called the labia majora and the inner lips are called the labia minora. This very part covers the clitoris in part or entirely. Below the clitoris is the urethral opening. Just below this is the vaginal opening. So, prior to going out for a surgery it is important to first understand the anatomy of the female genital. There are many women out there who are oblivious to this information.

What is a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the length of the labia minora. It is the most commonly performed vaginal rejuvenation technique. Women go for this surgery for a number of reasons.

Reasons patients want a labiaplasty

Women go out for this very surgery in order to fulfill a number of reasons. There are a variety of reasons that compel women to go for it including pain from twisting and tugging of the labia when riding a bike or during intercourse, itching, irritation and self-consciousness.

What does a labiaplasty do?

The prime reason of this very procedure is to reduce the labia minora. Many women  have very large labia majora. They are so large that they hang out of the hair bearing labia majora. A labiaplasty may be performed to reduce asymmetry. This increased length of the labia can be a constant cause of concern fr women. It may make women uncomfortable while in bed and lead to them aching for a better looking labia.

How much does a labiaplasty cost?

The average cost of a labiaplasty is $2,92. The total price of the surgery depends on a number of parameters. The overall cost includes cost of anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses. Then the fees of the surgeon also varies.

Anesthesia for a labiapasty

Labiaplasty is a procedure that can be done under the following-

local anesthesia

oral sedation

general anesthesia.

Labiaplasty procedure

The most common type of labiaplasty is the trim procedure. As the name suggests in this procedure the extra tissue is just trimmed. This is done directly on  the skin. Next in popularity is the wedge procedure.This procedure ensures that the border of the same is maintained. Extra folds of the clitoral hood are also reduced by this method of labiaplasty.

What are the risks of a labiaplasty?

Like any other surgery this too has its fair share of risks. So, labiaplasty is no exception. The potential risks may include bleeding, hematoma and infection and also over-resection. In some cases chronic dryness, scarring at or near the vaginal opening happens. Then there is the possibility of having pains. If things get out of hand then one must go and visit ones surgeon immediately.

Recovering from a labiaplasty

Most patients take a week off from work and rest. During this time, in order to relieve the pain and swelling one can very well use a cold pack and press it against the affected area. This helps in soothing a lot. The complete recovery happens after six months. After six weeks women can use tampons and also indulge in intercourse.

What are the results of a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty typically results in shorter labia. This surgery has a high satisfaction rate. Women really love the results. This also a simple surgery and it results in a well-shaped labia.

What is a clitoral hood reduction?

Excess folds of the clitoral hood is also a huge concern for women. So, they look for ways to get rid of it. Well, labiaplasty again proves to be helpful here. The results here again are promising.

What does a clitoral hood reduction do?

The extra folds can create a bulge. Labiaplasty when done on the clitoral hood can help in making the clitoris proportionate and in balance.

Anesthesia for a clitoral hood reduction

A clitoral hood reduction is done when the labiaplasty procedure is being carried out. One can get this done under general anesthesia too.

Clitoral hood reduction procedure

In this procedure the excess tissue is marked. Every person has a different type and shape of the same.In some patients the excision is performed as a “Y” extension and then closure is done using absorbable sutures.

What are the risks of a clitoral hood reduction?

There is a risk of bleeding, hematoma, infection, and pain along with swelling.

Recovering from a clitoral hood reduction

The recovery period varies. It mostly depends on the extent of labiaplasty that is carried out.

What are the results of a clitoral hood reduction?

In some patients with a heavy clitoral hood is reduced by this procedure. The reduction of the clitoral hood gives balance and texture to it. It also improves the appearance of the clitoris.

What is a labia majoraplasty?

A labia majoraplasty is a procedure that reduces the size of the labia majora in females.

Reasons patients want a labia majoraplasty

Patients who feel their labia majora is disproportionate go for this suregry. Many find their labia majora big and hanging. Thus, they go for this very surgery to correct this. A mishapen labia can be a cause of discomfort.

Anesthesia for a labia majoraplasty

This procedure can be done under local anesthesia with oral sedation or general anesthesia. This entirely depends on the tissue that one is working on.

Labia majoraplasty procedure

The plastic surgeon removes two slight crescents of skin from the inner portion. This portion that is removed depends on the tissue that is present there. So, it is very much individualistic in nature.

What are the risks of a labia majoraplasty?

Risks include bleeding, hematoma, infection, scarring, underresection, pain and,  overresection.

Recovering from a labia majoraplasty

Most patients take a week off from work, during which they can reduce swelling and pain by icing with a cold pack sandwiched between their underpants. After six months it gets completely healed. But then a lot of precautions must be taken during the initial weeks of the surgery. This helps in fastening the duration of recovery.

What are the results of a labia majoraplasty?

This procedure typically results in smaller, tighter labia majora.

What is a monsplasty?

A monsplasty is a procedure done to reduce bulging of the mons.

Reasons patients want a monsplasty

There are women who have excess skin and fat in the mons.This makes some women less confident about their bodies. They feel embarrassed when they need to wear certain pieces of clothing. In addition to this they have troubles in bed too with their partner.

What does a monsplasty do?

The purpose of a monsplasty is to reduce the amount of fatty tissue on the mons.

Anesthesia for a monsplasty

Depending on the amount of tissue to be removed, local anesthesia other type of anesthesia is used.

Monsplasty procedure

Sometimes the amount of skin removed can be extensive. So, the skin in first marked and then the skin is skimmed off.

What are the risks of a monsplasty?

Risks of monsplasty include bleeding, hematoma, infection and scarring.

Recovering from a monsplasty

Recovery takes about a week. Physical restrictions are levied for over six weeks of time. It is important to stay vigilant initially. An irregularity must be monitored and brought to the attention of the surgeon.

What are the results of a monsplasty?

This procedure results in a lower profile mons. It changes the appearance of a drooping mons to a rather shapely one. Thus, it make wearing certain clothing without any issues.

What is a vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty is a aurgical procedure designed to tighten the vagina. Patient who undergo laxity get aided by this very procedure.

Reasons patients want a vaginoplasty

After childbirth, women may complain of vaginal laxity. This is caused by stretching of the muscles down there. So, this condition can be cured in this way. Thus, one must make sure that the skin still has some elasticity before going for this very procedure.

What does a vaginoplasty do?

A vaginoplasty brings the separated muscles together. The external skin is removed in thsi process. This gives the vagina a good appearance.

Anesthesia for a vaginoplasty

This procedure can be done under local anesthesia. But it depends on your preference and what the doctor has suggested you.

Preparing for a vaginoplasty

Patients are asked to do a bowel prep before going for this very surgery.

Vaginoplasty procedure

Once the amount of tightening to be carried out is decided, a mark is made inside the vagina. This helps in removing the inner tissues with much tact. Beneath the skin, the tissues are tightened. Strong sutures are used to get this done.

What are the risks of a vaginoplasty?

Risks from vaginoplasty may include infection, bleeding, pain, swelling and pain.

Recovering from a vaginoplasty

Patients may take one to two weeks of down time to recover from the initial issues. They may feel a deep ache initially. But it goes away eventually. After a few months things get really better. One is also asked to abstain from sexual activity during the recovery period.

What are the results of a vaginoplasty?

This procedure typically results in a tighter vaginal canal, which can help enhance sexual satisfaction.

What should I expect during a consultation for vaginal rejuvenation?

When going for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure one must be well prepared. Some homework is necessary here. One must make sure that they go for a certified surgeon.

During a vaginal rejuvenation consultation one must talk about the following:

  • surgical goals
  • Medical conditions
  • drug allergies
  • medical treatments
  • Current medications
  • Previous surgeries

Your surgeon may also enquire about the following:

  • general health status
  • any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of vaginal rejuvenation
  • Discuss the use of anesthesia during your vaginal rejuvenation procedure
  • Risks of the surgery

One must be really prepared before going for this very surgery. It is important to make sure that you are well-informed. Also make sure that you listen to your surgeon and then take on a definite course of action.

What questions should I ask my plastic surgeon about vaginal rejuvenation?

Use this checklist before heading to a vaginal consultation surgery-

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Were you trained specifically in this field/
  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?
  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency?
  • Am I a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation?
  • What will be expected of me to get the best results?
  • Have you been specifically trained in this procedure?
  • Where and how will you perform my procedure?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
  • How are complications handled?
  • Will I experience any changes in sensitivity during sexual intercourse?
  • How long will I need to wait after the procedure to engage in sexual intercourse?
  • Will I be able to have a vaginal childbirth after vaginal rejuvenation?
  • Would vaginal childbirth affect the results of the procedure?
  • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my vaginal rejuvenation procedure?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos?

How do I choose a plastic surgeon for vaginal rejuvenation?

Choosing the perfect surgeon for this surgery is a must. It is important to make sure that the surgeon you are going for is a skillful and experienced one. So, one must make sure that the surgeon meets the following parameters-

  • Board certification by the Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Complete at least six years of surgical training
  • Has three years plastic surgery experience
  • Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete continuing medical education
  • Perform surgery in accredited