Vaginal rejuvenation, commonly known as vaginoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure to reconstruct the vaginal canal and vulva structure as well as to tighten the vaginal muscles . Vaginoplasty removes the extra lining of the vagina giving it a firmer feel and appearance. This procedure is not just helpful for increasing the aesthetic appeal of the vagina but also for reconstructive purposes.
The two sets of folded skin on the outside of the vagina are termed as labia. Enlarged labia can cause discomfort among women though it may not be a serious health concern. This can be corrected with the help of a procedure termed as labiaplasty. This treatment is offered at The Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta, GA under the expert guidance of Dr. Paul McCluskey. The structure of the vagina can change due to several reasons like childbirth and growing age, making women feel conscious about the appearance of their private parts. A lot of women these days are choosing to feel more confident by undergoing labiaplasty and vaginoplasty which are both safe procedures.
Vaginal rejuvenation- Evaluation for treatment
Generally, women who have structural vaginal abnormalities are candidates for a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty treatment. The vaginal muscles can weaken, tear or stretch due to multiple factors. Some of them include
- Genetic factors
- Fallen bladder
- Weight loss or gain
The loss of the original firm structure of the vagina can cause a hindrance in the enjoyment of sexual activity as well as lead to leaking of the urine which is a functional deformity.
Procedure and cost of vaginal rejuvenation
The vaginal rejuvenation procedure takes about one to two hours to complete. The procedure normally uses tissue derived from the patient (from the oral mucosa, skin grafts, skin flaps, penile skin, the vaginal labia and so on.) to reconstruct areas of the vagina.
The laser vaginal rejuvenation is performed by numbing the entire vagina and vulva using a nerve block (combination of local anesthesia with a pudendal block).
The cost of vaginal rejuvenation includes both the surgical facility fee as well as the local anesthesia. It can also vary depending upon the area where it is done. Typically it can range from anywhere between 5,000 to 12,000 US dollars. The cost also depends on the procedure that needs to be done, which can include perineoplasty, labiaplasty, pelvic laxity, labiaplasty repair and so on. It is important to consult your gynecologist before going for the treatment. This will help you understand the procedure better as the doctor will examine the extent of vaginal relaxation and recommend the most suitable treatment for the same.
The recovery time can vary from person to person but generally the patients can get back to their routine within 2-3 days of surgery. Mild swelling and some amount of discomfort can be experienced, which is nothing to worry about. There are medications available to control this swelling or discomfort. Dr. Paul McCluskey recommends bed rest for a couple of days and avoiding any strenuous activity for recovering faster.