There are many factors that have led to the high demand in improving the appearance of the vaginal region for women. From genetics, to motherhood, to weight loss, to the sharp increase media visibility, the up-keep of this area is no longer a taboo subject, but the norm.
What is Labiaplasty or Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation is the name for a group of procedures than can be done to improve on the appearance of the female genitalia. A Labiaplasty is the most common of those procedure and reduced the labia minora or the inner lips of the vagina. The procedures are done for cosmetic reasons as well as improvement of irritation, and sexual discomfort. There have also been claims of increased sexual satisfaction after the procedure. The procedures are mostly done to improve the appearance and functionality of the female pubic area.
Depending on the patient’s wishes or concerns, any of the following surgeries can be done alone or in combination
- Rejuvenation or reduction of the labia minora / Labiaplasty
- Reduction or enhancement of the labia majora
- Removal of clitoral hooding and/or abnormal connections
- Volume injections with fat grafting or fillers
Although mostly considered elective/ cosmetic procedures, when there is significant or redundant chafing or pinching of excess tissue some insurance companies may cover a portion of the costs and consider it partial reconstructive surgery.
Can Labiaplasty be done while I am awake?
For most patients Labiaplasty can be done under local anesthesia with a mild sedative. You are awake, but not aware of the procedure. The discomfort of the procedure is generally well tolerated.
Vaginal Rejuvenation/Labiaplasty Procedures, Risks, and Recovery in Main Line Philadelphia
One of Dr. Ryan Hoffman’s goals is to ensure a safe and quick recovery. As with any surgical procedure, there can be risks, but the team at Main Line Institute of Plastic Surgery values patient trust and satisfaction. An in-depth consultation with Dr. Ryan Hoffman is always the first step in the vaginal rejuvenation process to determine what is the first step to be taken for vaginal rejuvenation.
There are non-invasive procedures that use radiofrequency or lasers that help with tightening the vaginal mucosa. There is subsequent discomfort via bruising which may take a few days to resolve. When surgery is required to removed or rearranged tissue, 2-3 days of recovery is typical. Any normal exercise routine can be resumed in three weeks, and sexual activity should wait until after six weeks from the time of surgery.
Possible side effects include: scarring, bleeding, or infection. While rare, these side effects only reinforce the importance of choosing your surgeon carefully.