The vagina is subject to functional and anatomical changes caused by child-bearing or advancing age. These can also cause reduced sexual sensation during intercourse.
Aesthetic gynecology is a relatively new surgical category designed to correct anatomical or functional abnormalities. Vaginal rejuvenation, or female genital plastic/cosmetic surgery, encompasses several types or combinations of procedures.
Vaginoplasty, vulvovaginal plastic surgery, and designer vagina surgery are some other terms that are used to describe this procedure.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation (Vaginoplasty)?
Vaginal rejuvenation is a surgical procedure to tighten the vaginal opening and canal. The procedure renews the lining and surrounding tissue, and it increases muscle control, strength, and tone.
Vaginal rejuvenation heightens sensation during sexual intercourse; it cannot cure sexual dysfunction or increase desire.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultations
Do your homework before scheduling a vaginal rejuvenation consultation. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence, extensive experience, compassion, and successful outcome rates.
During your consultation, we will discuss your:
- Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
- Current medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements
- Goals you want to achieve
- Medical history, conditions, treatments, and allergies
- Previous surgeries
Your surgeon may:
- Discuss your options
- Discuss outcomes, risks, or potential complications
- Evaluate your general health, pre-existing conditions, and risk factors
- Recommend a procedure and course of treatment
- Take photographs
Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Vaginal Surgery
It’s important to understand all aspects of your vaginal rejuvenation procedure. Don’t be shy about asking detailed questions and discussing your feelings and doubts.
Questions to ask the doctor during your consultation may include:
- Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
- How many years of plastic surgery training and experience have you had?
- Is your practice accredited/licensed/certified in-state or nationally?
- Am I a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation?
- What surgical technique do you recommend?
- Are you specifically trained in this procedure?
- What are the associated risks and complications, and how do you handle them?
- Are there any non-surgical treatment options?
- Where do you have hospital operating privileges?
- How do I prepare?
- How long is the recovery period, and what can I expect?
- Will I experience any changes during sexual intercourse?
- How long will I need to wait before sexual intercourse after the surgery?
- Is a vaginal childbirth possible after the surgery?
- Will childbirth adversely affect the procedure?
- What if I am dissatisfied with the outcome?
- Do you have before-and-after photos?
Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
While nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation won’t change appearances, it can impact the overall performance and quality of life. Treatments can greatly improve vaginal tightness and dryness. Urinary stress incontinence can also be alleviated.
In nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation, deep layers of vaginal tissue are targeted by controlled radiofrequency, laser, and cryotherapy. Collagen proteins within the skin and muscle tissue are stimulated to tone and tighten pelvic floor muscles.
Aesthetic Gynecology Procedures
Clitoral hood reduction – In this procedure, excess folds of the clitoral hood, or prepuce, are reduced to improve looks, give balance, and give better access to the clitoris during intercourse.
G-spot amplification – Dr. David Matlock’s patented, nonsurgical technique, the G-Shot, delivers collagen injections to the G-spot to increase sexual pleasure and orgasms.
Hoodoplasty – Excess skin (prepuce) along the sides or the top of the clitoris may be aesthetically unpleasing and interfere with sexual sensation. Hoodoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove the excess skin, improve the appearance of the hood, and improve sexual sensation.
Hymenoplasty – This procedure repairs a torn hymen, which is the thin membrane at the opening of the vagina. The effect is similar to that of a “second virginity.”
Labia majoraplasty – This procedure results in smaller, tighter labia majora, preventing dropping of excess skin.
Labiaplasty – This procedure reduces the labia minora so that they don’t hang below the labia majora. It reduces asymmetry and prevents the labia from twisting, tugging, causing pain, or being visible.
Monsplasty – This procedure reduces excess fatty tissue and/or skin – caused by age, child-bearing, or weight gain – from hanging or sagging above the pubic bone.
Perineoplasty – This procedure repairs and restores the perineum (the area between the vagina and anus) muscles that get stretched or ruptured during delivery of a baby. This procedure improves sensation during intercourse and the external appearance of the vaginal canal.
Stress urinary incontinence – Aging, weight gain, or childbirth may cause women to involuntarily urinate while coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising. This could be due to a weak urethral sphincter, prolapsed bladder, injury, abdominal surgery, or chronic coughing disorder. Corrective surgery can help if dietary, pharmaceutical or physical therapies fail.
Vaginoplasty – This is also called the posterior colporrhaphy, and it tightens the vagina, especially after childbirth. It can enhance sexual satisfaction.
Talk to a Skilled Urologist Today
Dr. Kashif Alvi is a Harvard-trained urologist with expertise in using the latest treatment options, including robotic surgery.
To learn more about vaginal rejuvenation, schedule an appointment with the Urologic Surgeons of Arizona at (480) 409-5060 or fill out our online appointment request form today. We look forward to helping you.