The Most Personal Procedure: Vaginal Rejuvenation

Childbirth and the hormonal changes related to pregnancy can cause a woman's labia to stretch, tear and become disfigured. Furthermore, episiotomy scars can heal poorly, leading to an unattractive appearance and even discomfort or pain during intercourse.

Labiaplasty reduces and reshapes the labia, lending a more youthful appearance. Childbirth may also lead to internal vaginal relaxation that may diminish vaginal friction during intercourse. Patients who do not respond well to Kegel exercises may ultimately opt for a form of vaginal rejuvenation surgery known as vaginoplasty.

In addition to childbirth, genetics, extreme activity and natural aging can lead to the vaginal relaxation that inspires some women to seek vaginal rejuvenation.

Labiaplasty and vaginoplasty procedures are typically performed at a surgical suite, and patients often go home the same day. However, in some cases of vaginoplasty, an overnight stay may be recommended to reduce anxiety. Patients experience discomfort for a couple of days after surgery, but the pain is managed with medication. Many patients have both procedures performed simultaneously.

Vaginal rejuvenation is considered controversial, due in part to unqualified practitioners offering this kind of plastic surgery. However, as long as the need exists, the surgery will be offered. If you're interested this kind of procedure, it's imperative to find to qualified, experienced surgeon.