Vaginal Rejuvenation || All Your Questions Answered
To improve our self-confidence, we women tend to always look for new treatments and procedures to turn back the clock and counteract the signs of aging. Vaginal rejuvenation is one of these procedures.
Whether you’re doing this procedure as part of your mommy makeover or to feel more comfortable during menopause, you are not alone! Vaginal rejuvenation has been such a hot topic in both the aesthetic and women’s health arenas recently. But before you decide to move forward with any of such procedures, you need to consider some points. Firstly, ask yourself: “why do I want to do it?” as this will help you choose the right treatment for you. Secondly, you have to have realistic expectations of the outcomes. Simply because no cosmetic procedure is going to restore any part of your body to the way it was when you were 18. Thirdly, you should be aware that you are entrusting a provider a very sensitive and complicated part of your body, so if anything went wrong, you may end up disfigured or with constant pain for the rest of your life… Seriously who wants that!
Our advice to you is to do your research before moving forward, and choose your doctor wisely as a professional gynecologist may suggest other options you haven’t considered. Finally, know that the majority of women just need reassurance that their vagina is normal.
There are vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures. The main difference between the two is that labiaplasty is considered more of a cosmetic procedure, while vaginoplasty is more functional.
Vaginoplasty is more for tightening the vaginal canal. Let’s say you had a tear after giving birth, your OBGYN might have closed the tear or might’ve let it heal secondarily, which can cause a lot of laxity on the posterior wall of the vagina. With this technique, patients can sort of decide how tight they want their vaginal canal to be, based on their discussion with the doctor.
Labiaplasty, on the other hand, is more of a comfort procedure. If the labia minora or majora is hanging too low and you don’t like the way it looks or feels in tight-fitting yoga pants or bikinis Or if you are having discomfort during intercourse and the labia get caught, causing pain this procedure is for you.
In both cases, you’ll need at least six weeks for recovery. In the first few weeks, you will be swollen and sore and may have some difficulty walking and feel some burning from the friction. Also, your doctor may ask you not to sit for prolonged periods of time because you will get swelling in the area. Stitches will dissolve within six weeks so there’s nothing you will need to remove. Once the six weeks pass, you won’t have any restrictions.
There are laser treatments that promise to tighten the muscles of the vagina or improve its look. Sciton DiVa is a technique that uses “an ablative and nonablative laser that goes into the vagina and causes a thermal sloughing of the tissue to generate collagen and elastin and tightening of the vagina”. The whole process takes less than five minutes and works on patients of all ages. Whether your goal is to tighten the area after giving birth or stimulate some new cell growth to remedy some of the dryness they experience after menopause, Sciton DiVa is a good option for you.