Feminine Rejuvenation & Labiaplasty
Understandably, women who are suffering from physical and emotional discomfort caused by loose or misshapen vaginal tissues might feel shy or embarrassed to discuss their situation with a physician. However, this very normal condition, typically the result of childbirth or genetics, affects thousands of women across the nation.
Fortunately, feminine rejuvenation plastic surgery is gaining recognition in the Washington, D.C., area and throughout the U.S. as an option to address these problems. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of feminine rejuvenation procedures performed in the U.S. increased 64.4% from 2011 to 2012.
What Is Feminine Rejuvenation?
Feminine rejuvenation procedures such as labiaplasty can reduce the size and correct asymmetry in these tissues, helping to increase your comfort and reduce physical pain or embarrassment. Through a relatively simple outpatient procedure with a quick recovery, you will be able to wear swimsuits and form-fitting clothes with confidence and feel more comfortable exercising.
Many women who had been experiencing painful intercourse find sex enjoyable once again after vaginal rejuvenation surgery and even note an improvement in their personal relationships after choosing to have this procedure.
Who Gets Feminine Rejuvenation Surgery?
There is no one typical patient for labiaplasty or other feminine rejuvenation procedures. Women of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, benefit from this surgery. As childbirth can affect the shape and size of the labia and vaginal tissues, many patients who seek feminine rejuvenation in the Washington, D.C., area are post-pregnancy moms. It is also common for patients to have suffered from large or prominent labia throughout adulthood. Those who have lost a significant amount of weight may also have excess, loose skin in the vaginal area, an unwelcome side effect of an otherwise positive change.
If any of these women sound like they could be you, you are not alone, and we invite you to schedule a consultation at the Center for Plastic Surgery. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Samir S. Rao will approach your feminine rejuvenation surgery as reconstructive as well as cosmetic and will listen closely to understand your concerns. With our plastic surgery nurse with you in the consultation, your surgeon will explain your options and help you decide if this surgery is right for you.
What Is the Surgery Like?
While the feminine rejuvenation surgical process will be unique to a patient’s individual needs, the procedure usually takes 1-2 hours and can often be performed with light sedation, provided by a board-certified M.D. anesthesiologist.
Recovery usually requires one or two days of rest, and most patients can return to work less than a week after surgery. Your surgeon will discuss with you all of the details of surgery and recovery to help you get back to your daily activities as quickly as possible after surgery.
ThermiVa® Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
For women who do not need or are not ready for surgical feminine rejuvenation, we now offer a non-invasive option to treat laxity in the vulvovaginal area. ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy to tighten stretched tissues and promote new collagen production to strengthen vaginal tone.
We offer vFit PLUS as an at-home vaginal rejuvenation product. The device comes with customizable settings and professional features, so you can get in-office results in the comfort of your home. Using red light therapy, sonic technology, and gentle heat, the vFit PLUS can remodel the vaginal walls and strengthen the pelvic floor. With vFit PLUS, you can improve vaginal laxity along with symptoms it’s causing such as decreased sexual sensation, dryness, and irritation. The process is quick and comfortable, especially when you take advantage of our Photonic Gel for increased hydration. After just three weeks of regular use, women experience improved vaginal wellness, increased sensation, and improved confidence. You can maintain your results by using the vFit PLUS once every week or two.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
If you would like to learn more about feminine rejuvenation, we invite you to request a complimentary consultation at our comfortable, private office locations. Dr. Rao and our staff will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options.