The aging process takes a toll on many areas of the body, even the vagina. Women will inevitably experience changes in their intimate area due to gradual weakening of the vaginal muscles. Unfortunately, this process can be accelerated by other factors such as childbirth or menopause. In order to reverse these changes and restore both tightness and function to the vagina, women are undergoing vaginal rejuvenation.
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation, also referred to as vaginoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to reconstruct the vaginal walls and correct any changes that have occurred over the years. By tightening the vaginal muscles, women can enjoy a boost in confidence, improved vaginal function, and a significantly better sex life.
Who is Vaginal Rejuvenation For?
Vaginal rejuvenation is for any woman who has experienced changes in her vagina. This procedure is best suited for women who are not pregnant and do not plan on getting pregnant, as childbirth can impact the results of treatment. Most women pursue vaginal rejuvenation in order to correct looseness or vaginal laxity, symptoms that commonly develop due to aging and other factors.
How Can Vaginal Rejuvenation Improve Your Confidence and Sex Life?
Typically, women who are experiencing vaginal laxity or looseness suffer from less fulfilling sex lives and a lack of confidence. Due to these conditions, women may experience decreased sensitivity and sensation during intercourse. They may also feel that they are unable to satisfy their partner, which can place a strain on the relationship. It is not uncommon for women to also have concerns about the appearance of their vagina, which can cause further embarrassment or discomfort. With a vaginoplasty procedure, women can restore tightness and improve the appearance of their vagina. This can help make sexual intercourse more gratifying for both partners, while also helping women feel more comfortable and confident on a regular basis.
How is Vaginal Rejuvenation Performed?
The vaginal rejuvenation procedure is performed under general anesthesia to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient. During surgery, the vaginal muscles are tightened to improve their strength and control. This process also reduces the diameter of the vagina, creating the tighter feel that patients typically desire. Excess tissue can also be removed to address any cosmetic concerns, which may also help improve comfort. The full procedure takes about two hours.
How is Recovery Following Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Patients are usually able to return home on the same day of their procedure. It is recommended that patients rest and relax after their treatment to ensure they heal properly and obtain the best possible results. The recovery period also includes regular check-ups with your surgeon to make sure you are healing correctly and there are no complications. During this time, patients may experience discomfort and swelling that can last as long as four weeks. Prescription medications and ice packs can help manage this discomfort.
How Soon Can I Return to Work and Other Activities After Vaginal Rejuvenation?
In order to facilitate proper healing, patients are recommended to take about a week off work following their surgery. After this time, patients should be able to resume normal activities. Strenuous activities such as exercise or heavy lifting should be avoided for up to six weeks to allow the body to fully recover.
When Can I Resume Sexual Intercourse?
It is important to abstain from vaginal intercourse for a full six weeks after a vaginal rejuvenation procedure to ensure that the vaginal tissue is completely healed.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Vaginal Rejuvenation?
After vaginal rejuvenation, patients experience a noticeably tighter feel in their vagina that helps them feel more youthful and confident while increasing their sexual satisfaction. There is no visible scarring, since all incisions are hidden in the interior of the vagina. The results from a vaginoplasty can be permanent. However, these results can be affected by future childbirth, which is why women are advised to have this procedure done at a point where they are no longer having children.
Where Can I Learn More About Vaginal Rejuvenation or Try it For Myself?
For more information on the vaginoplasty procedure, contact Dr. Frederick T. Work, Jr., of Atlanta Center for Breast & Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Work specializes in vaginal rejuvenation and other surgical procedures and can help you determine if vaginoplasty is right for you. Atlanta Center for Breast & Aesthetic Surgery is located in Atlanta, GA, and welcomes patients from Buckhead, Sandy Springs and the neighboring communities.