Everything you need to know about vaginal rejuvenation
Posted by mandyf on November 27, 2012
Vaginal rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure which is coming into play with regular women more and more with each passing year. As it is something that many people still consider to be quite novel there are plenty of misconceptions as to what can and cannot be done to enhance the look and sensation in this area. While vaginal rejuvenation is technically considered a cosmetic procedure, thanks in large part to insurance companies, the possibilities go well beyond the basic and dip into the exotic.
To keep things as simple as possible we will go step by step into an exploration of what can be done, how it is done, and what you can reasonably expect. Figures for the cost of the procedures will not be provided as they vary too wildly depending on the surgeon and where they are located. Also please keep in mind that vaginal rejuvenation procedures are serious and not necessarily for everyone and full caution should be taken with any procedure, which particularly means choosing a reputable board certified surgeon.
Vaginal rejuvenation can best be described as procedures designed to strengthen and increase support of the pelvic region including the pelvic floor muscles as well as the vaginal walls. Exterior procedures include such things as labiaplasty. A somewhat newer twist on vaginal rejuvenation is G-Spot enhancement which is designed to provide women the possibility of better orgasms through better stimulation, although only temporary. At this point, the procedures designed to strengthen and tighten the vagina and pelvic region that have gone through child birth, weakening after surgery, and the general impact of aging are the most popular.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation (LVR) is an outpatient procedure that generally takes no more than two hours to complete. The main focus of the procedure is to enhance sexual experiences by tightening the vaginal walls. The purpose of this is that with a tighter vagina friction is increased which creates a more pleasurable experience for both the woman and her partner. LVR does this by enhancing muscle tone after vaginal relaxation has allowed things downstairs to loosen up. The perineal body is strengthened or re-supported as well to further increase the overall effect.
From a historic perspective LVR is actually an offshoot of a procedure that was designed as a gynecological procedure to treat stress created by urinary incontinence. The procedure was tweaked to make this a minimally invasive procedure in which the pinpoint control of the a laser could be used to stimulate the muscles to tighten after this was observed as a somewhat temporary “side effect” of the procedure for urinary incontinence. The benefits of the procedure aside from the tightening of the muscles is that it is fairly quick, there is very little blood loss, and the healing is very quick. It is not a permanent procedure as the vaginal muscles may relax again over time, but it is considered a fairly long lasting procedure depending on a persons sexual practices.
Labiaplasty (Also known as Vulvar Surgery or VS) is the reshaping of the labia minora which is the exterior vaginal skin which hoods the clitoris and covers the vaginal opening. The reasons women have a labiaplasty are numerous, but the two most common are to allow sex to be more comfortable, or to address any negative attitudes they may have about the appearance of their vagina. In the case of women with a prominent labia minora intercourse can at times be painful, so in their case the decision is fairly obvious. So far as aesthetics go, some women just do not like the way their vagina looks and feel that a nip and tuck here and there will make a big difference in their own self perception of their anatomy.
While the overwhelming majority of women have a reduction of the labia, there are at times scattered instances in which the labia is increased, but this is an extreme rarity outside of the transsexual community die to the need for skin grafts and the relative lack of spongysium tissue to work with. Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure in which little pain beyond anything that would be considered minor has been reported by most women. As there are few complications most women can rerun to work or normal activities after a bout 5 days with sexual activity being possible within 4-6 weeks in most cases. The procedure itself is about an hour long and is performed under general anesthesia. With the advances that have been made in cosmetic surgery just in the past decade alone the overall look that is achieved can be highly individualized and still look completely natural.
The technical aspects of a labiaplasty (reduction) general flows along the following pattern. The labia minora is is reduced to adjust symmetry so that the exterior look is as normal as possible making sure there is little or no “hanging” of the lips or too exaggerated an overlap. Any portion that may interfere with the clitoris aside from the natural hood is reduced, and under certain circumstances
the clitoral hood itself may be reduced as well. There is minimal scarring but in general they are not visible unless someone is clued into looking for them. The sensitivity does remain barring the slim possibility of infection that may potentially cause necrotic flesh. After surgery you will need to wear a pad and the application of ice to the area during the first 5 days after surgery is suggested to help with any swelling issues.
Hymenoplasty is also referred to at times by the slang “re-virgination.” While some find this to be an ethically questionable procedure due to the manner it is marketed, for the most part it is hardly a major issue. This is as near to a purely “me” procedure as there is since it really does little to improve a persons sex life and nothing or the outwardly cosmetic appearance of the vagina. In general the reason a person has this procedure is to attempt to meet religious or societal beliefs and pressures. In general most women who seek this do so prior to marriage as what many feel is an attempt to present themselves as virgins. This is a procedure which is not reviewed in teaching facilities or during residencies, yet as it increases in popularity, this may change before long.
The procedure itself is very simple and generally takes less than one hour under general anesthesia. It involves nothing more than laying a track of dissolving stitches to reconnect the skin membrane that covered vaginal opening prior to it being broken. The pain involved is considered minimal and the recovery time is about 6 weeks in most patients. The end result if the procedure is that it allows for a second breaking of the hymen which will include the pain and bleeding that was experienced the first time all over again.
Finally there is G-Spot Amplification which is designed to heighten the sexual experience for the woman. Technically speaking this isn’t really a surgery so much as it is a shot of a human bioengineered collagen product. The shot is considered painless and is performed under local anesthesia in a doctors office. The injection itself takes about 8 seconds to administer in which a tailored dose of collagen is delivered directly to the G-Spot. The procedure start to finish usually takes no more than 15 minutes, most of which is administering and waiting for the local to take effect. The shot then increases the size of the G-Spot to something about the size of a U.S. quarter with a projection from it that is about 3-5mm. The shot generally lasts as long as 4 months, but if a woman would like to maintain the benefits of this it is suggested they repeat the procedure every three months. At this point no complications have been noted about the G-Spot shot.
At this time these are the most common vaginal rejuvenation procedures which are taking place. In the future more may follow. Please do take these procedures seriously as any procedure you put your body through has the potential for complications. Make sure you have an up to date physical and expect that a pre-screening will be necessary before any of these are approved. Vaginal rejuvenation is not for everyone, just as breast implants are not for everyone, and is a highly personal choice so do what you feel is best for you and you alone, after all it is your body.