Labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation, commonly known as vaginal tightening, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to make the vagina tighter and firmer, if it has become loose or slack following vaginal childbirth or aging. In some cases, labiaplasty repair may also be performed to improve the appearance of the vagina. Dr. Paul McCluskey provides this surgery to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding communities.
Improving the Appearance
Vagintal rejuvenation or labiaplasty is essentially a plastic surgery performed on the labia, which refers to the ‘lips’ surrounding the vagina. This surgery may be performed on the larger, outer vaginal lips, which are called the labia major, or it may be performed on the smaller, inner vaginal lips, which are called the labia minor. Labiaplasty will improve the shape or size of the labia, usually making them smaller or correcting any possible asymmetry between them.
Patients should be aware that sexual sensitivity or sexual gratification may or may not be enhanced with this procedure. The plastic surgery is aimed at improving the aesthetics of the vagina, but there is no guarantee that surgical tightening of the vaginal tissue will lead to increase sexual response. Sexual sensitivity may be improved, but that alone is not an adequate change to drive more pleasure, which is a highly personal and emotional response.
Vaginoplasty is now a common term used by many surgeons to represent a group of cosmetic surgeries including vaginal tightening, labiaplasty, and labiaplasty repair. Some surgeons like to promote them as ‘designer vagina’ procedures. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the genitals of women naturally have a broad range of normal appearances, and all of them are anatomically acceptable.
There is no single or uniform way for a labia and vagina to look “right” in its formation. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures are nowadays also performed using laser technology to make them more precise. A number of surgeons who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) provide vaginoplasty procedures today.
Popular Treatment Options
Vaginal rejuvenation may be performed using various treatment approaches. Here are some of the popular options:
The thin tissue at the entrance of the vagina, called the hymen, will be ruptured the first time a woman has intercourse. Hymenoplasty is a procedure that can be performed to repair the hymen to mimic its natural, virginal state.
Some experts in female sexuality believe that the front wall of the vagina holds the highly erotic G-spot. This is considered to be a very sensitive stimulation site for female orgasm. The procedure of G-spot amplification involves delivery of collagen through injections directly into the front wall of the vagina, with an aim to enhance the pleasure possibilities.
This procedure is offered by some plastic surgeons, which involves removal of the excess tissue that usually covers the clitoris. Once the clitoris is ‘unhooded’ it may provide extra sensitivity in some cases. In any case, patients should approach only experienced and reputed plastic surgeons to determine whether they are suitable candidates for such procedures, and whether it will prove to be beneficial to them.
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