Vaginoplasty Versus Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation: What Is The Difference?
There are a lot of different cosmetic gynecology procedures available, and sometimes those treatments are also done for medical purposes. In fact, when it comes to procedures that are done involving the vagina, there are still quite a few options. Two of the most popular options available are vaginoplasty and laser vaginal rejuvenation. However, it may be overwhelming to sort out the differences and similarities between these two revolutionary procedures that can completely change your life – both in the bedroom and outside of the bedroom!
What is a Vaginoplasty?
A vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that focuses mainly on tightening the muscles in the vagina. This can be done after childbirth or aging, so the vagina feels tighter during intercourse, bringing both partners more satisfaction. It can also be done as a way to help tighten the vaginal muscles as a way to help treat urinary incontinence.
During a vaginoplasty, a patient is typically given anesthesia, so they are not awake during the procedure. The surgeon performing the procedure then makes small incisions in the interior tissue of the vagina and sews it back together, tightening it. The muscles can also be tightened as well, if necessary. After this, the surgeon may also focus on the external vaginal area to give it a more youthful appearance. Once the vaginoplasty is completed, the patient usually reports satisfaction with how the external vaginal area looks and being satisfied with sexual intimacy more than they previously were.
What is Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation?
A laser vaginal rejuvenation is different from a vaginoplasty mainly because, unlike a vaginoplasty, a laser vaginal rejuvenation is not a surgical procedure but rather is done using a CO2 laser. The laser is used to make tiny incisions in the walls of the vagina. These incisions are made to stimulate the production of collagen in the tissue. The collagen that is produced tightens the walls of the vagina. Since this is nonsurgical, anesthesia is often unnecessary, and downtime is minimal.
Unlike a vaginoplasty, which is a one-time procedure, it is important to remember that laser vaginal rejuvenation can take several sessions to see the desired results. Because of this, many doctors recommend setting up a treatment plan before beginning treatment and ensuring you understand that you may not see the desired results right away.
Which Procedure is for You?
When looking at both procedures, you may feel overwhelmed and not know which one to choose. Some patients often opt for trying laser vaginal rejuvenation before a vaginoplasty, because laser vaginal rejuvenation is not a surgical procedure. This means that there is minimal downtime, and the patient can get back to their activities quickly and not miss very much time in terms of work and daily activities.
However, sometimes a surgical procedure, such as a vaginoplasty, is necessary to correct all of the issues the patient has with the vaginal area. For example, your doctor may suggest a traditional vaginoplasty instead if the vagina needs more extreme tightening or if the external area needs to be tightened and cosmetically fixed up.
For example, many women who want other procedures done, such as a monsplasty or a labiaplasty, may often opt for vaginoplasty. This allows the surgeon to get all the work done while only having the patient under anesthesia once. While this is a personal preference, it can be helpful and minimize the amount of discomfort and downtime required for recovery.
If you don’t mind a procedure that may take several sessions, a laser vaginal rejuvenation may be your best option. However, if a one-time procedure is something you would be more comfortable with, a vaginoplasty may be the way to go.
To learn more about a traditional vaginoplasty procedure, a laser vaginal rejuvenation, or to find out which option would fit you best, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359 and we will be happy to get you set up with a consultation!