William Callaghan. MD (vaginal-rejuvenation Surgery)
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures are gaining in popularity. Many different types of vaginal rejuvenation procedures are currently available. Each has a different set of benefits and risks.
It is not universally accepted. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has come out against cosmetic surgery of the vagina, stating that the risks outweigh the benefits. However, other medical organizations view the procedures as safe when performed on the right candidate by a qualified surgeon.
This procedure is performed mainly to tighten the stretching that may result from natural childbirth.
This vaginal rejuvenation procedure can be done surgically or with a laser. Your surgeon will tighten and shorten the stretched muscle at the back of the vagina and remove the unwanted skin. This reduces the excess vaginal lining and tightens the vaginal muscles. The surgery takes approximately 1 to 1 ½ hr to perform, and some women may require an overnight stay. Typically the procedure requires general anesthesia or a local anesthetic combined with sedation. There are no external scars. If your vagina is over-tightened, it can lead to urine retention.
Most return to work in a few days or less. Intercourse is not recommended for at least 6 weeks.
This procedure is performed to reduce the size of the clitoral hood to maintain symmetry. Hoodectomy may be done in conjunction with labiaplasty, especially if there is a significant or complete reduction of the inner lips (labia minora). The reduction or removal of the clitoral hood may increase the stimulation of the clitoris and intensify sexual pleasure. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
A hoodectomy takes an hour or less to complete, while recovery spans about two weeks. Risks may include inflammation and infection.
This procedure is performed to re-create the hymen. It involves using dissolvable sutures to reconnect the skin membrane that once partially covered the opening to the vagina (the hymen).
Typically it involves a local anesthetic and no hospital stay. Recovery time is about six weeks. The risks of hymen repair surgery may include infection, fever and pain during sex. In addition, intercourse will re-tear the membrane, causing pain and bleeding to simulate the first intercourse.
Laser perineoplasty is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure that aims to tighten the muscles of the perineum with a laser. The perineum is located between the anus and the vulva (the labial opening to the vagina) in women. A firm perineum is important for sexual stimulation. It can also enhance the sagging outer lips (labia majora) and inner lips (labia minora) of the vagina.
Labiaplastyis a procedure that involves, generally, a reduction of the labia. It can also involve augmentation. The augmentation procedure involves taking fat from other areas of the body and re-injecting it into the labia for a more youthful appearance. Risks includeunder- or overcorrection, infection and failure of the fat graft to take.
Vajazzlingis a procedure which involves applying glitter and Swarovski crystals to the vulva after getting a full bikini wax. Vajazzles stay in place for about five days. There are few reported risks except for possible allergies to the glue used to apply the crystals. Vajazzling should never be done on irritated skin. Wearing tight-fitting clothing can rub stones off and compromise the duration of your results.
The reduction of the labiainvolves removing unwanted fat from the pubic mound (mons pubis) and upper parts of the outer lips (labia majora). Liposculpturing may alleviate unsightly fatty bulges in this area and produce a more aesthetically pleasing curve. This is performed with a fine liposuction cannula. Risks include over-suction, under-suction, and infection.
The highly sought-after G-spot or Gräfenberg spot is purported to be a highly erogenous zone inside the vagina that enlarges when directly stimulated. G-spot amplification is a procedure that involves injecting collagen directly into the G-spot to enhance sexual pleasure.
The actual injection involves a 3 1/2-inch needle and takes less than eight seconds. Pioneered by David Matlock, MD, a gynecologist in Beverly Hills, G-spot amplification creates a G-spot about the size of a quarter. The results last for about four months, on average. Most women require a repeat injection every three months to maintain the effect.