Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation
Feeling feminine and comfortable with your female body has as much to do with your vaginal area as your breasts. Dissatisfaction with this area of your body may arise due to physical abnormalities, age-related changes, and changes caused by childbirth. Discomfort can be physical as well as emotional and may cause anxiety in a variety of settings. Labiaplasty and other vaginal procedures can rejuvenate the vaginal area to help you look and feel young, attractive, and sexy.
Am I a Good Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Women may desire labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation for different reasons. Many are motivated by a desire to improve the appearance of the labia. Another reason to undergo surgery is because your overly large labia cause you pain or uncomfortable chafing. It is also fairly common for women to seek vaginal rejuvenation to improve their sexual enjoyment, especially after complications resulting from aging and childbirth. If you’re interested in vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Palladino can help you understand the available treatments and determine whether you’re a good candidate for one of these procedures.
Your Treatment Options
Labiaplasty is a surgery that can alter the shape and size of the inner and outer labia, which are the lips that surround the vagina. Some women undergo labiaplasty to enhance their appearance or to correct genetic defects or asymmetry. Others may undergo labiaplasty to reduce discomfort during sexual activity, exercise, and everyday activities or when wearing certain types of clothing. This procedure may be performed to improve cosmetic appearance and/or relieve discomfort, pain, and anxiety from poorly sized, asymmetrical, or overly large labia. Any scars are hidden inside the labia or placed in natural creases.
Vaginal Rejuvenation With Fat Transfer
Vaginal rejuvenation with fat transfer uses fat grafts to enhance the vaginal area. Dr. Palladino will harvest fat from elsewhere on the body, purify it for reinjection, and then carefully and strategically inject it into the vaginal area. Typically, this fat is injected into the labia majora (the outer lips) to provide sensual fullness and softness for a more youthful appearance.
Vaginal tightening, also referred to as vaginoplasty, is a procedure that tightens the vagina. It is most often performed on a woman whose vagina has become loose due to aging or vaginal childbirth. The procedure usually involves non-surgical laser stimulation and laser resurfacing to cause the vaginal walls to contract. Some patients report improved sensitivity and stimulation after vaginal tightening.
The O-Shot, or “orgasm shot,” is a non-surgical procedure that rejuvenates the vagina with twofold benefits: it may positively impact a woman’s ability to orgasm and can also cure urinary incontinence. Platelets or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are extracted from the patient’s blood and then injected near the clitoris and just inside the vagina (the “o-spot”). The injected platelets or PRP trigger new cell growth, making these areas more sensitive to relieve sexual dysfunction and stimulate your libido, arousal, and orgasm. The O-Shot also improves tightness and function of the tissues to relieve unpleasant symptoms associated with stress urinary incontinence.
Your Recovery: What to Expect
Recovery is usually fairly quick after vaginal rejuvenation but can vary according to the type of treatment you receive. After labiaplasty and fat transfer, there may be some swelling, numbness, and/or increased sensitivity in the treated area. You should avoid sexual intercourse and strenuous exercise for approximately four weeks (or longer in some cases) after the procedure so that the tissues can heal. Non-surgical methods of vaginal rejuvenation have a much shorter recovery period and allow you to resume sexual activities after 48 hours.
The average price for vaginal rejuvenation ranges from $3,000 to $9,000 and varies according to the technique chosen for treatment.
Learn More About Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation
If you would like to learn more about labiaplasty or other vaginal rejuvenation procedures, contact Southwest Plastic Surgery to schedule your personal confidential consultation with Dr. Palladino. Call 915-590-7900 or contact Dr. Palladino online to request your appointment now.
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El Paso, TX 79925
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El Paso, TX 77912