Many women feel uncomfortable with the look and appearance of their most intimate areas, especially following major changes to the body including childbirth, weight loss, aging or injury. A lack of confidence or comfort in a woman’s genitals may mean that she avoids sexual activity that she would have otherwise sought out and feels uncomfortable even when being intimate with a long-time partner. Vaginal rejuvenation is a plastic surgery option that can help women gain new pride in their appearance and increase their self-confidence and comfort in intimate situations, as well as to be able to exercise and comfortably wear work-out clothing with a peace of mind.
Vaginal rejuvenation may include labiaplasty, the restructuring of the vulva, trimming the inner or outer lips. This can be an option that some women seek after pregnancy and childbirth, especially if their own sexual response and pleasure have decreased over time with the stretching or alteration of the skin in the area.
This procedure can also help to provide improvement for women who feel pain during sex or while riding a bicycle or horse. For women who are uncomfortable with the appearance, size and shape of their labia, labiaplasty can help them to feel comfortable in bikini bottoms, thongs or even tight leggings.
Am I A Good Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation or Labiaplasty?
This procedure can help to restore the tightness of the vagina and the muscles that surround it to its youthful, pre-pregnancy state. Labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation can be a good choice for adult women who have experienced sagging, laxity or damage to their vaginal structures due to pregnancy, childbirth, weight fluctuations or the effects of aging. It can also help to alleviate the discomfort and the appearance of scar tissue that resulted from other surgeries in the genital area. For women who are uncomfortable with the appearance of their vulva and labia while naked or in tight clothing or who feel pain or discomfort due to large labia, labiaplasty can help to alleviate these feelings and create an aesthetic appearance that matches your goals.
Vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty can be considered for women who are in good health and not at risk due to other medical conditions and who have realistic, positive expectations for the outcome of the procedure. When you come to Cold Spring Plastic Surgery, your surgeon will hold a consultation with you to discuss labiaplasty in detail. They will discuss your goals for the procedure and desired outcomes and show you models of the results that you could expect to achieve for your body. Your surgeon will be able to answer questions about the procedure and provide detailed information about risks, recovery and expectations. There are a number of different procedures that can be included as part of a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, including reduction of the labia minora or majora, enhancement or augmentation of the mons pubis and reduction or alteration of the clitoral hood.
How Is the Labiaplasty or Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure Performed?
The procedure will be performed under general or local anesthesia, and will generally take one to two hours. Your Long Island plastic surgeon at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery will go over the technique and procedure that is most appropriate for your unique needs and goals. Your surgeon will remove excess tissue and skin using specially placed incisions to provide optimal healing and recovery, while minimizing scarring.
What Is Recovery Like After Labiaplasty or Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Following your surgery, you will be given pain relief in order to alleviate discomfort in the immediate period after the procedure. Your Huntington plastic surgeon at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery will provide detailed information about caring for yourself after surgery, including normal symptoms after the treatment. You may notice swelling after the surgery for the first several days. For the first day after this outpatient procedure, bed rest is recommended. You can expect to return to work and regular daily activities in five to seven days unless you engage in strenuous exercise or physical labor. You should wait one month after the procedure to engage in sexual intercourse.
You can expect the results of your labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation procedure to be lifelong and permanent. Future changes to your body, including additional pregnancies, vaginal childbirth or weight fluctuations, could cause changes to the appearance and feel of your vulva.
Schedule a Labiaplasty or Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultation
The Suffolk County plastic surgeons at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your desires for your appearance. Call our office or use our convenient online form to make an appointment at our Suffolk County location to set up a consultation about labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation. We work with patients from across the United States and around the world, and we look forward to speaking with you about how our plastic surgeons can help you.