Vaginal Rejuvenation and Labiaplasty: What’s the Difference?
We head to yoga class to tone up our arms or hop on the treadmill to firm up those leg muscles. But what about our vaginas? How do we shape them up?
Whether your vagina is loose due to childbirth or aging (the two main culprits of vaginal relaxation) or you’ve never been happy with the appearance of your labia, there’s a surgical option available to fix it. Although both vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty fall under the umbrella of cosmetic genital surgery, the two procedures are different and each is performed for a particular reason.
Just like there’s no such thing as a “normal” nose, vulvas come in all shapes and sizes. Yet some women who have an elongated labia (the “lips” or edge of the vulva) may deal with irritation or discomfort during sex or exercise due to excess tissue. In addition, some are unhappy with the appearance of their labia when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits.
Labiaplasty may be a good option for these women. This outpatient surgery involves removing the excess tissue from the labia minora. Recovery after this procedure is usually about six weeks.
Just like old elastic that begins to lose its so-called springiness after the years, the vagina tends to stretch out as we age. In addition, the vagina doesn’t always pop back to her old self after childbirth.
Thankfully, vaginal rejuvenation can help repair and restore the vagina to its younger self. This procedure will tighten and shape up the vaginal opening and canal. Strengthening up these areas should improve sensation during sex and clear up issues with urinary stress incontinence.
Are you interested in vaginal cosmetic surgery? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghozland to find out which procedure is best for you.