The 3 Most Common Vaginal Surgeries
Having vaginal surgery for cosmetic reasons is becoming more and more popular, and women are opting in for a number of reasons. In Los Angeles, Dr. David Ghozland offers three of the most frequently requested surgeries: labiaplasty, vaginal rejuvenation surgery and clitoral hood reduction, to help women restore self-confidence and boost sexual pleasure.
What is labiaplasty?
During a labiaplasty, Dr. Ghozland uses surgical techniques to minimize the labia (vaginal lips). This procedure is requested by women who were either born with distended labia, or those whose labia became stretched due to childbirth or aging.
While labiaplasty is sometimes a purely cosmetic concern, Dr. Ghozland says there are a number of physical and medical reasons for reducing the size of your labia.
Women with oversized labia may experience:
- Pain and irritation during physical activity
- Discomfort during intercourse
- Irritation when wearing swimwear or tight clothing
Labiaplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure right in Dr. Ghozland’s office, and patients go home the same day.
What is vaginoplasty?
Over time, a woman’s vagina can become loose or slack, especially after multiple vaginal births. As the vaginal tissues stretch and lose elasticity due to menopause or aging, they sometimes do not bounce back. When this occurs, women and their partners can experience less sensation during intercourse. The slack vaginal muscles can also cause urinary stress incontinence, since the bladder has less support form the underlying muscles. Vaginoplasty, or vaginal rejuvenation, addresses these concerns. Dr. Ghozland is an expert when it comes to using vaginoplasty to literally rejuvenate the vaginal canal, restoring it to its former levels of tightness.
What is clitoral hood reduction?
A woman’s clitoris has a “hood” that is a flap of skin that surrounds the clitoris similar to a male foreskin. For some women, the clitoral hood is oversized, completely covering the clitoris. This can minimize sensation and result in less sexual pleasure during intercourse. Dr. Ghozland uses clitoral hood reduction surgery to gently and effectively remove unwanted tissue so that more of the clitoris is exposed. This in-office procedure is also minimally invasive and takes only about a half hour to complete. Patients report enhanced sexual satisfaction following clitoral hood reduction surgery.
If you have wondered about your options when it comes to vaginal surgery, consider a private, discrete consultation with a minimally invasive surgical expert like Dr. David Ghozland. Together, you and Dr. Ghozland will review concerns and treatment goals, and determine which procedure can offer you the most desirable outcome. Call our office today at (310) 393-9359 to schedule your consultation.