- Posted on: Apr 15 2020
Sometimes after a woman has had a couple children, she may desire to have vaginal rejuvenation to address the stretching that has occurred. Beyond childbirth, the simple passage of time also loosens the vaginal muscles and structures. In other cases, a woman may have natural deformities that can impact the enjoyment she gets out of sex. Finally, a woman can be embarrassed by the appearance of her labia, and desire surgery to reduce their size or shape.
Dr. Amirlak performs both vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty procedures for his patients.
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
When a woman wants to counteract the stretching that is a natural byproduct of childbirth and aging, a vaginoplasty is the procedure. During a vaginoplasty, excess vaginal lining is removed to tighten the surrounding tissues and muscles.
What is a labiaplasty?
If a patient is unhappy with the size or shape of the labia, Dr. Amirlak can perform a labiaplasty. During this procedure, Dr. Amirlak removes any excess skin and tissue that may be causing the labia to droop. This may involve simply reducing the size of the labia or it could also involve changing the shape. The problem may not be simply cosmetic but can also cause irritation when wearing tight clothing or during certain types of exercise. Labiaplasty can be performed on the labia major (the larger, outer vaginal lips) or the labia minor (the smaller, inner vaginal lips).
Will a vaginoplasty improve my sensitivity?
Tightening the vaginal tissue does not necessarily guarantee a heightened sexual response. It can in some cases improve a woman’s sensitivity, but this is not a sure thing.
What is recovery like?
During the first one to two days, you’ll need to place ice packs or frozen peas on the incisions to minimize swelling and bruising. Routine tasks are encouraged, but there can’t be any pressure or irritation at the incision sites. Heavy lifting, which creates pressure through the hips, needs to be avoided. In 72 hours, you can resume most normal activities, simply paying attention to not creating friction on the incisions. Most patients can return to work in three to four days, but a week off of work is best. There can be no intercourse or tampon use for a minimum of six weeks.
Do you wonder if vaginal rejuvenation is something you’d be interested in? Call Dr. Amirlak at (972) 972-4708 to schedule a consultation or for any questions you may have.
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