Also known as female genital plastic surgery or aesthetic vaginal surgery, vaginal rejuvenation typically combines vaginoplasty, the tightening of the vagina, and/or labiaplasty or vulvaplasty, the reshaping of the vulva or labia which is the outer and inner lips of the vagina. Other treatments that might be used include monsplasty, hoodectomies, and fat grafting. The procedure has become an increasingly popular. For women who desire re-contouring following childbirth, dramatic weight loss, aging or injury to genital structures, vaginal rejuvenation can provide increased self-confidence and comfort.
Vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, and monsplasty are relatively simple surgical, gynecologic procedures. They tighten vaginal muscles and/or reduce surrounding tissue. This decrease in the size of vaginal muscles causes increased friction during sexual activity which in turn can increase sexual satisfaction. In addition to surgical procedures, Dr. Lakin uses groundbreaking laser treatments designed to restore vaginal function and alleviate discomfort, laxity, dryness, and other common side effects menopause or giving birth such as vaginal atrophy, laxity, and urinary incontinence including burning, itching, and dryness. Laser treatment stimulates natural collagen production and the rehydrating the vaginal walls, effectively reducing discomfort and reversing vaginal atrophy.
Usually middle-aged and older women are the best candidates for a vaginal rejuvenation, although women of all ages may consider the process. The vagina can loosen during childbirth or as a natural part of aging. The treatment can help address the slackening of the vagina from either of these causes. Today, there are many options to restore the appearance of the vagina and the surrounding tissues. The best way to determine the right options is to have an office visit and evaluation to review all the choices available. If you have concerns about your vagina, either in appearance or if you are suffering from dryness or incontinence, contact Dr. Lakin for an appointment to discuss your concerns and possible treatments.
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