Vaginal Rejuvenation 101

Posted on: 28 April 2019

As people age, they notice their body changes over time. Gravity takes its toll as well. Lifestyle and life experiences also play a huge role in changing bodies, especially women who have birthed children. While some of these changes are easily embraced and accepted as just a part of growing older, some changes are undesirable, especially when they cause pain or medical issues, and a transformation is sought. For women who are unhappy with their female anatomy for whatever reason, vaginal rejuvenation might be right for them.

What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term that covers a number of procedures that can restore the appearance and feel of the vagina and surrounding area. One procedure can restore vaginal tightness, which can increase physical sexual pleasure for both the woman and her partner as well as reduce inhibitions and mental blocks. Another procedure is good for correcting urinary incontinence. As women age and especially after childbirth, women notice they may inadvertently urinate a tiny amount if they sneeze or laugh. This is called stress incontinence and it can be very unsettling for some women, and the procedure can return bladder control again. Yet another procedure can increase vaginal lubrication. Vaginal dryness can be very uncomfortable, and it can cause pain during sexual intercourse.

What Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures Are Available?

One of the non-surgical options a woman has uses laser technology. The laser heats the vulva, which stimulates the skin underneath to increase collagen production. Collagen plumps the skin and causes it to become firmer and tighter as a result. Electromagnetic waves in radiofrequency treatments elicit a similar result.

Vaginoplasty and labioplasty are two surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures. In a vaginoplasty, the vaginal entrance is surgically tightened. This can increase sensitivity. In labioplasty, the appearance of the outer and inner vaginal lips is improved. This procedure may correct an issue of asymmetry, where one side is larger than the other, or the size of the labia can be reduced. A woman can feel self-conscious about a large labium, but it can also be painful and make activities like riding a bike or horse-riding uncomfortable. Unwanted labia enlargement can come with pregnancy, menopause, and weight gain followed by subsequent weight loss.

Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Right For Everyone?

Most women are candidates for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures. For surgical options, however, there may be contraindications to surgery. For example, if someone is overweight, anesthesia is more complicated and many surgeons will require weight loss before an elective surgical procedure.