As you age, muscle tone in all parts of your body deteriorates unless you keep up a disciplined exercise regimen. Unfortunately, exercise is not enough to keep the vagina in top shape. Even if you have not given birth vaginally, which contributes to widening and increased flaccidity, years can take a toll on the vagina just as on all other parts of the body. What exercise cannot restore, a Manhattan vaginal rejuvenation surgeon can.
A vaginal rejuvenation surgeon cannot only restore your vagina to its younger or pre-childbirth state, but in doing so help you revive your sex life. Contact an experienced surgeon today to schedule an appointment.
Vaginal rejuvenation is known by several names, including vaginoplasty, female genital plastic surgery, and vulvovaginal plastic surgery. Patients opting for vaginal rejuvenation may want procedures that do more than tighten the vagina. Other aspects of vulvovaginal plastic surgery include:
- Labiaplasty – reduction of the labia minora. This is among the most common procedures falling under the vaginal rejuvenation label. Women may want a labiaplasty because enlarged – or hypertrophic – labia may make intercourse painful, or the large labia may show through clothing or cause irritation when bicycling or performing similar activities.
- Vaginoplasty – this operation improves the tone of the vagina and makes it tighter. While it is most often chosen by women whose vaginas have become wider and less sensitive as a result of childbearing and age, it is also an effective treatment for some types of urinary incontinence.
- Clitoral hood reduction – often done in conjunction with labiaplasty, this procedure removes the clitoral hood’s excess folds. In some cases, the clitoral hood, also known as the prepuce, does not retract during sex. A very large clitoral hood resembles a small penis, which can obviously make a woman uncomfortable.
- Monsplasty – some women have excess tissue in their pubic mons, which makes wearing certain types of clothing embarrassing. This condition, the result of childbirth, aging or weight gain, may interfere not only with intercourse but with urination. A monsplasty, also known as a pubic lift, removes the excess tissue and tightens the remaining tissue.
Most women undergo vaginal rejuvenation when they have finished with childbearing. However, if a woman wants to have another child or finds herself pregnant after vaginal rejuvenation, there is no reason she cannot give birth. However, she must inform her obstetrician that she has undergone the procedure.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Recovery
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures are relatively safe. However, as with any surgery, there is always the risk of complication. In these cases, risks consist primarily of infection and bleeding. Women should call the surgeon immediately if they spike a fever or the area is unusually swollen and painful.
Women should schedule at least several days off work after vaginal rejuvenation, with a week off preferable. The most difficult downside of vaginal rejuvenation recovery is abstaining from vaginal intercourse for six to eight weeks. During that period, nothing should enter the vagina, including tampons or cups during the menses.
During recovery, women should avoid bathing, swimming, hot tubs, or any situation where the affected area is immersed in water. Showers are best while recuperating. Women should also wear loose clothing and cotton underwear.
If vaginal rejuvenation results in considerable vaginal tightening, the doctor may recommend the use of a dilator prior to attempting intercourse after surgery.
How a Manhattan Vaginal Rejuvination Surgeon Can Help
If you would like to know more about vaginal rejuvenation, call the offices of Dr. Edward Jacobson today.