What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that improves the overall appearance of the labia majora and labia minora, i.e., the outer and inner lips of the vulva. This procedure is especially popular amongst women with an overly large labia minora, making the inner lips extend out and beyond the outer lips. The labiaplasty procedure removes the excess tissues and tightens the labia to restore optimal aesthetic proportionality. Labiaplasty can be performed individually, but it’s often performed as a part of the vaginal rejuvenation procedure.
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation, also known as female genital plastic surgery, is a collection of cosmetic and functional procedures on the female genitals. It usually involves a vaginoplasty to tighten the vaginal walls and a labiaplasty to improve the cosmetic appearance of the outer and inner labia. Vaginal rejuvenation improves the appearance of your vulva, makes you feel more comfortable, and increases sensitivity. This procedure is especially popular amongst women who want to restore their vaginal youthfulness, reversing the effects of age, childbirth, injuries, and weight fluctuations.
You’re a Candidate if You…
- Want to reverse the effects of childbirth, weight fluctuations, or age on your vagina.
- Have a vulva that’s become increasingly loose, stretched, or slack.
- Experience discomfort while wearing certain clothes.
- Experience discomfort while riding bicycles or during sexual intercourse.
- Have trouble with arousal.
- Experience pain and discomfort around the vagina due to previous procedures.
- Want to change your labia shape, making it trimmer or more aesthetically pleasing.
- Experience urinary incontinence.
- Are in generally good physical health.
- Have realistic expectations from the procedure.
- If you are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking before the procedure.
- Don’t have underlying medical conditions that preclude you from surgery.
Your Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultation in Michigan
The vaginal rejuvenation process will start with a private consultation with one of the exceptionally talented plastic surgeons at Accents Cosmetic Surgery. The surgeon will discuss your goals and concerns, review your medical history, and perform an examination to make an assessment. They’ll determine if you’re a viable candidate for the procedure and, if so, curate the ideal treatment plan. Our surgeons collaboratively curate the ideal treatment plan with you.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a broad procedure that might include various smaller procedures or techniques, including clitoral hood reduction, labia majora reduction, vaginoplasty, mons pubis reduction, and more. The surgeon will discuss all your options, recommending the ideal treatments for you. They’ll also provide preparatory guidelines — you might be asked to stop taking certain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications a few weeks before the procedure.
The Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery in Detroit
The vaginal rejuvenation surgery is performed at our accredited and state-of-the-art surgical center in Detroit. The surgeon administers general or local anesthesia, depending on the surgical techniques used or your preference. During the vaginoplasty procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin tissues and tightens the walls of the vagina with sutures.
During the labiaplasty procedure, they remove excess labial tissues and create aesthetic contours around the labia majora and minor using absorbable sutures. The vaginal rejuvenation procedure may involve several other techniques, depending on your specific goals and treatment plan. However, you’ll be informed about every step of the procedure in advance.
Recovering from Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation is an outpatient procedure — you can return home the same day to start the recovery process. The labia and vulva will feel sore and swollen for a few days, and you’ll be asked to take at least a week off work. You’ll have to take several antibiotics and pain medications to prevent infections and pain.
During the recovery period, you should wear loose-fitting clothes, take salt baths, avoid exercise, and abstain from tampons or sex. Most of the swelling will be resolved after 6 weeks, but you might have residual swelling for several months. You can resume exercises and sex after about 6 weeks.
Schedule a Consultation
Your ideal body can be yours. Contact our Michigan office today to schedule an appointment, and discover what vaginal rejuvenation with Dr. Berkowitz can do for you. Learn more