Vaginal Rejuvenation

With age, after childbirth, or due to a variety of factors, the vagina loses some of its youthful firmness and begins to feel and look “loose.” Many women are unhappy not only with the appearance of their vaginal structures, but also with the loss of sensitivity due to reduced friction during intercourse, as well as the pain and discomfort of enlarged labia that may rub or pinch during exercise or when wearing tight clothing.

Vaginal relaxation can affect both the internal vaginal canal and the labia minora and majora (the inner and outer vaginal “lips”). Some women opt for a full transformation of the genital area in a procedure that combines vaginoplasty, which focuses on tightening the vaginal canal and reducing the diameter of the vaginal opening, and labiaplasty, which aims to correct enlarged, elongated or irregular labia. The combination of these procedures is often referred to as vaginal rejuvenation.

Combined Labiaplasty & Vaginoplasty

For women who have experienced both vaginal stretching and labial hypertrophy (enlargement), combining labiaplasty and vaginoplasty can have many benefits. Primarily, while performing both procedures together may slightly lengthen recovery time, it actually puts less stress on the body than two separate surgeries. Furthermore, the risks associated with anaesthesia, bleeding, and infection are greatly reduced. The vaginal area has an ample blood supply and can easily tolerate simultaneous procedures. Undertaking both labiaplasty and vaginoplasty together can also reduce costs associated with anaesthesia, such as the presence of an anesthesiologist, and the use of surgical facilities. Price adjustments are often available for patients undergoing multiple procedures.

HOW IS A Vaginal Rejuvenation PERFORMED?

Vaginal rejuvenation can be performed under local or general anaesthesia, and usually takes 1-2 hours to perform, on an outpatient basis. Surgeons will employ either traditional surgical methods, which involve making incisions with a scalpel, or specialized laser technology, which uses concentrated beams of light in place of a scalpel. Some surgeons will use a tool called iris scissors in order to preserve the ruffled look of the labia minora. Non-surgical laser options are also available. Our surgeons are highly specialized in these complex and delicate procedures.

After Surgery

Patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and tenderness for the first few days after surgery, and mild to moderate pain or discomfort, which can be managed with prescription pain medication and by applying cold compresses or ice packs to the area. Showering can be resumed the day after surgery, but it is best to avoid baths, as well as any strenuous activity or heavy lifting. Sexual activity can be resumed, under the advice of a physician, after about 6 weeks, or when sutures have fully healed.

What Other Procedures Can be Performed with Vaginal Rejuvenation?

A number of other procedures targeting the genital area can be undergone simultaneously with vaginal rejuvenation, which can contribute to the overall transformation of the vaginal area. These procedures include:

  • Clitoral Hood Reduction (Hoodectomy): excess skin surrounding the clitoris (known as the “prepuce”) is trimmed or removed completely in order to better expose the clitoris for greater sensitivity during intercourse
  • Mons Pubis Reduction: Lifts the area between the belly and vagina, often through a combination of liposuction and surgical skin removal
  • Hymenoplasty: Reconstruction of the hymen, or vaginal barrier
  • Laser De-Pigmentation: Using pulses of light, darkened or discoloured labial tissue is corrected
  • Perineoplasty: Repair of the area between the anus and vaginal opening (known as the perineum), which may have been damaged due to difficult childbirth
  • Other cosmetic procedures: Such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or rhinoplasty (nose job) can also be simultaneously performed, depending on your surgeon

What to Expect After Vaginal Rejuvenation

After vaginal rejuvenation, women can expect a dramatic transformation of the vaginal area, although it is important to maintain realistic expectations. The vaginal muscles will be tightened and women can expect better tone and control, as well as a reduction in the diameter of the vaginal opening. Depending on the level of correction desired, the labia majora and minora will be trimmed and adjusted, and their symmetry will be restored. Many women report feelings of greater sexual satisfaction, as well as improved self-confidence following vaginal rejuvenation procedures. If you feel your vaginal area has lost some of its youthful firmness and elasticity, if you have experienced pain, discomfort or loss of sensitivity as a result of vaginal looseness or enlarged labia, or if you are simply unhappy with the appearance of your vaginal structures, vaginal rejuvenation might be appropriate for you.

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Vaginal Rejuvenation FAQ

What is vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation can encompass a number of procedures designed to improve the appearance of the vaginal structures and restore vaginal tightness. Vaginal rejuvenation most commonly includes vaginoplasty, which is targeted at tightening the vaginal canal and reducing the diameter of the vaginal opening, and labiaplasty, which aims to correct enlarged, elongated, discoloured or otherwise irregular labia minora and majora (the inner and outer vaginal “lips”).
Why do women undergo vaginal rejuvenation procedures?
Aging, childbirth, and various conditions can lead to a number of changes in the vagina and surrounding areas. Often, both the internal vagina and the external vulvar structures, especially the labia, are affected. Many women undergo vaginal rejuvenation procedures because they desire a full transformation of the vaginal area, both inside and out.

Vaginal rejuvenation includes vaginoplasty, which aims to tighten the vaginal canal and restore sexual sensitivity lost as a result of reduced friction during intercourse; and labiaplasty, which focuses on aesthetically improving the labia, but can also serve a functional role. Many women experience pain and discomfort associated with enlarged labia that may rub or pinch during exercise, slip inside the body during intercourse, and/or prevent them from wearing tight clothing. Vaginal rejuvenation can provide effective relief for these conditions.

What are the benefits of undergoing vaginoplasty and labiaplasty simultaneously?
For women who have experienced both vaginal stretching and labial hypertrophy (enlargement), combining labiaplasty and vaginoplasty can have many benefits. While performing both procedures simultaneously may lengthen recovery time, it actually puts less stress on the body than two separate surgeries would, and reduces surgical risks. The vaginal area has an ample blood supply and can easily tolerate simultaneous procedures. A combined labiaplasty/vaginoplasty procedure is also cost effective, since having the two surgeries separately would double certain surgical costs, such as those associated with anaesthesia and the use of surgical facilities. Price adjustments are often available to patients undergoing multiple procedures together.
What kind of anaesthesia is used for vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation can be performed under local or general anaesthetic.
How long does vaginal rejuvenation procedure take?
Vaginal rejuvenation usually takes 1-2 hours to perform, depending on the extent of work being done and the number of simultaneous procedures.
What techniques are used during vaginal rejuvenation procedures?
Our highly qualified surgeons will use either traditional surgical techniques, where incisions are made with a scalpel, or specialized laser techniques that use concentrated beams of light instead. Some surgeons will use a tool called iris scissors to preserve the ruffled look of the labia. Non-surgical laser options are also available.
How long is recovery time following vaginal rejuvenation?
Undergoing simultaneous procedures may slightly lengthen recovery time, but most patients should be able to return to sedentary work after about a week. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity for about 4-6 weeks following surgery, as well as any sexual activity or tampon use. Your surgeon will monitor your recovery process during follow-up visits and advise you when it is best to resume normal activities.
Does vaginal rejuvenation hurt?
Vaginal rejuvenation is performed under local or general anaesthesia, and the procedure itself is therefore pain free. Patients can expect some swelling, tenderness, and bruising following surgery, as well as mild to moderate pain and discomfort. These can be managed with prescription pain medication and by applying a cold compress to the surgical area.
What other procedures are usually performed with vaginal rejuvenation?
In addition to vaginoplasty and labiaplasty, a number of other procedures can be included in a vaginal rejuvenation, such as clitoral hood reduction (trimming of the skin surrounding the clitoris), mons pubis reduction (liposuction of the area between the belly and vagina), G-spot amplification (injection of a filler to increase the size of the G-spot), hymenoplasty (repair of a broken hymen), laser depigmentation (correction of discoloured labia), perineoplasty (repair of the area between the vagina and anus), as well as a number of other cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation and rhinoplasty (nose job).
What can I expect after a vaginal rejuvenation procedure?
Although it is important to have realistic expectations following vaginal rejuvenation, patients can generally expect a dramatic transformation of the vaginal area, both inside and out. The vaginal muscles will be tightened and the vaginal diameter will be reduced. Women can expect better tone and muscle control, as well as an improved appearance of both the labia and vaginal opening. Depending on the level of correction desired, the labia will be trimmed and corrected, and their symmetry will be restored. Many women report feelings of greater sexual satisfaction, as well as improved self-confidence following vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
Who is a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation?
If you are in generally good health and have experienced both vaginal relaxation and labial hypertrophy (which have resulted in a loss of sensation during sexual activity, pain and discomfort during intercourse or when wearing tight clothing, or just a general unhappiness with the appearance of your intimate area), vaginal rejuvenation may be an effective treatment for you.