Aging, childbearing, and hormonal changes can affect female genital tissues in a way that interferes with a woman’s quality of life. A team of female plastic surgeons at YOUNIQ, with feminine rejuvenation procedures to restore tone and tightness to vulvovaginal tissues.
Feminine rejuvenation procedures reduce, reshape or tighten female genital tissues to help restore a firmer tone and/or a more youthful, symmetrical appearance. Patients choose feminine rejuvenation for cosmetic reasons as well as to improve comfort and alleviate problems caused by vaginal tissue laxity, such as painful intercourse or stress urinary incontinence.
Sagging, overly large, or misshapen labia can cause considerable discomfort when wearing certain clothing or exercising, as well as interfere with a woman’s self-confidence. Loss of vaginal tone following childbearing or menopause can lead to issues such as urinary leakage, vaginal dryness, and painful or dissatisfying sexual intercourse.
Feminine rejuvenation can address these issues by restoring a more normal tone and appearance to the vagina and labia. The appropriate procedure, performed by experienced, board certified cosmetic surgeons at YOUNIQ, can achieve one or more of the following:
- Help tight clothing and swimsuits fit more comfortably
- Reduce or eliminate stress urinary incontinence
- Alleviate vaginal dryness
- Improve sensation during sex for a patient and her partner
- Provide cosmetic improvements to the genitals
Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation Procedures
Cosmetic surgeons perform both surgical and non-surgical procedures to restore tone, improve appearance, and improve function of vaginal tissues.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure and is typically the most appropriate procedure to treat the following:
- Overly large or misshapen labia
- Moderate to severe sagging in labial tissues
- Significant cosmetic issues that bother a patient
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, typically performed using general anesthesia. Small incisions are made in the labia majora, labia minora, or both, excess tissue is removed, the remaining tissue tightened and shaped to restore symmetry, and incisions are closed with sutures.
Recovery is relatively straightforward for most patients. Discomfort after surgery is typically mild and easily controlled with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication. Patients typically return to work within 3 to 5 days and resume exercise within 2 to 3 weeks. Sexual intercourse is permitted after about one month.
Results of labiaplasty are long-lasting.
Vaginoplasty: surgically tightens loose or stretched vaginal muscles. Results can last for many years; best suited for women who do not plan to have more children
Clitoral Hood Reduction: removes excess tissue over the clitoris to improve sexual experiences and/or alleviate discomfort caused by an enlarged clitoral hood.
Mons Pubis Reduction: removes excess fat and skin from the mons pubis to restore a more streamlined appearance to the pelvic area.
Non-Surgical Feminine Rejuvenation
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments provide women with an alternative to surgery that achieves results nearly as quickly, if not for as long. These treatments use highly focused energy, either radiofrequency or laser, to invoke tissue contraction and promote collagen production in the vulvovaginal tissues.
Benefits of non-surgical feminine rejuvenation
- Treatments typically take less than 15 minutes to perform
- Many patients notice significant improvements within 1 to 2 days after treatment, which continue to improve with time
- No downtime is needed; even sexual intercourse can be resumed the same day
- Results can last up to 1 year before another round of treatments are needed
- Can significantly improve:
1) Stress urinary incontinence
2) Vaginal dryness
3) Pain during intercourse
4) Sexual pleasure for patient and partner
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation can be a great option for women suffering the effects of vaginal atrophy; however, it is not an optimal solution for every patient.
The best way to learn more is to visit one of our female plastic surgeons at YOUNIQ for a consultation.