Everything You Wanted To Know About Vaginal Rejuvenation
As women, we spend a lot of time focusing on beauty signals like our hair and makeup as well as body areas like the lips, breasts, and butt.
Many of us feel better about ourselves following steps to improve these features, which, thanks to social media, get a lot of attention and positive reinforcement.
But you know what doesn’t get nearly the attention and (for some women) has a much greater impact on sexuality? You guessed it: the vagina.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Depending on the procedure and the needs of the patient, vaginal rejuvenation can produce a number of empowering results including:
- Increased sensation and sensitivity
- Reduced length of the labia minora/majora
- Visual balance in appearance
- Reduced fatty tissue and/or skin of the mons (the upper part of the hair-bearing vulva)
- Tightening of the vaginal canal; and
- In some cases, it can help reduce or eliminate urinary incontinence
More importantly, women who undergo vaginal rejuvenation often feel better about their body and may be more likely to pursue and enjoy their sexuality—even well after menopause!
Why Do Vaginas Change So Much?
Shifting levels of hormones, primarily estrogen, produce significant changes in the vagina and vulva. (To clarify, vaginal rejuvenation doesn’t just concern the vagina, it also includes the vulva or the external part of the vagina.)
And while hormonal changes are expected throughout a woman’s life, childbirth and menopause trigger some of the most radical shifts.
Following childbirth, some women may experience discomfort from overstretched tissue or increased laxity within the vaginal walls. Some women complain they lose tightness after childbirth, and this lack of tone can contribute to sexual dysfunction.
Later in life, premenopause and menopause significantly reduce estrogen levels, which may cause the tissues of the vulva and the lining of the vagina to become thinner, dryer, and less elastic.
Following menopause, a woman’s vagina can even become shorter or narrower—usually after long periods of abstinence. Vaginal tissues can become more susceptible to injury, tearing or bleeding, and intercourse can become painful.
Like all parts of the body, these changes are natural and not usually a point of concern. But every body is different, so it’s foolish to place judgment on women who seek procedures aimed at improving function, pleasure, and personal happiness.
What Are the Risks of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
As with any plastic surgery procedure, if you’re considering vaginal rejuvenation, do your homework before scheduling surgery. Moreover, you should only consider consultations with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Although complications are rare, risks do exist and may include infection, bleeding, hematoma, and scarring.
Overzealous surgeons who perform aggressive tissue reductions or tightening can trigger other side effects such as chronic dryness, loss of sensation, or pain during intercourse.
Call today to schedule your consultation!
If you experience discomfort, struggle with urinary incontinence, or simply desire more confidence in the bedroom, you can do something about it today!
Schedule a consultation to learn which procedures are a good fit for your goals, and get every question you have answered by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
At The Centre, P.C., we provide patients with both surgical and non-surgical solutions to a wide range of cosmetic needs.