What is Genital Rejuvenation?
Genital rejuvenation typically falls in three categories: labiaplasty, vaginoplasty and liposuction. Labiaplasty surgery involves reduction of the labia majora or labia minora by removing excess tissue occurring in the outer folds of this tissue. The surgery may include clitoral unhooding if requested. Unhooding is implemented if excess tissue hinders sensitivity during sexual stimulation.
Overly large, wrinkled, or uneven labia may be a congenital trait or may be the result of pregnancy, hormones, or overstretching during childbirth. Women may desire a more rejuvenated look after they are through having children. Young women who have this surgery often do so because they are active in sports and feel discomfort during exercise or because they are self-conscious about their appearance. Tight clothing can irritate labia that protrude excessively, and some women find that sexual interaction is hindered because of discomfort. Other women feel that the upper pubic region – the "mons pubis" – is too full or prominent – especially if a tummy tuck has been performed and tissue in the pubic region is not flattened or tightened at the same time. Some clients believe this gives them a masculine contour under clothes. Liposuction or direct physical excision can remedy this bulging.
Reasons for Genital Rejuvenation
There are three common female genital plastic surgeries:
- Labiaplasty (correction/reduction of inner lips)
- Enlarged Labia Reduction
- Labia Majora surgery
- Labia Minora reduction surgery
- Vaginoplasty (restoration of contour and tightness)
- Clitoral Unhooding (removal of excessive tissue)
Labiaplasty surgery addresses the enlargement of inner lips (labia minora), which are of concern to many women. This enlargement develops during puberty and is problematic beginning in the teen years extending into adulthood. In other women, the enlargement occurs during the childbearing period and is of both cosmetic and functional concern. Additionally, enlargement of the labia can create irritation and pain in certain types of clothing and with certain activities. Cosmetic labia surgery can safely eliminate the unwanted tissue in the labial area with a resulting natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vaginoplasty - Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons also perform vaginoplasty. The vaginoplasty procedure can restore vaginal contour and tightness, which is sometimes lost after successive childbearing.
Clitoral Unhooding Procedures - The clitoral unhooding procedure is beneficial to some women who have excess tissue covering the clitoral organ preventing adequate stimulation during sexual activity. Many women find that this procedure can significantly enhance their sensitivity and their sexual experience.
Thermiva is an exciting new addition to the spectrum of genital rejuvenation care. Thermiva is a non-invasive treatment for moderate vaginal laxity which also improves urinary incontinence in women. Radiofrequency treatment of the vaginal lining will tighten the vagina and decrease vaginal dryness in 3 office treatments without the operating room or surgery. In many women, Themiva treatments eliminate stress incontinence as well and improve sexual satisfaction. This is a significant advancement in the field of genital rejuvenation
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