As women age and go through certain stages of their lives, it is common for many to experience changes in their bodies, including the vaginal area. However, many women feel embarrassed or uncomfortable with these changes in appearance.
Changes in the vaginal area can be caused by many factors, including pregnancy, childbirth, weight fluctuations, and natural aging. Women who are unhappy with these changes often try cosmetic plastic surgery.
The term cosmetic plastic surgery can encompass both surgical and non-surgical procedures. When it comes to surgical procedures, there is:
Labiaplasty, which is the reduction of labia minora.
Vaginoplasty is vaginal repair by removing excess skin and rebuilding and tightening the vaginal wall.
Clitoral hood reduction is the removal of excess skin around the clitoral hood
Labia majoraplasty is the reduction of external labia majora.
Monsplasty is the reduction of excess skin and fat on the back of the vulva where hair grows.
When it comes to non-surgical procedures, there is:
Laser Vaginal Rehabilitation is a non-surgical procedure using laser therapy to gently create small lesions that affect collagen production, regenerating the vaginal wall and tissue.
Radiofrequency vaginal rejuvenation uses a device that helps safely stimulate and rejuvenate the vaginal tissues and muscles.
Both of these non-surgical procedures use a heating system to stimulate surrounding tissues and can be performed in an office setting, and both have been reported to improve vaginal tightness and minor abnormalities.
As you can see, there are many options when considering genital plastic surgery. The best way to decide on a procedure or a combination of procedures is to consult a certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in these procedures.
I suggest you do your research and make a list of questions ahead of time to take with you for reference.
Doing your research ahead of time will help both you and your surgeon determine your goals and plan for the best possible outcome. Here are a few questions you should to ask during your genital plastic surgery consultation.
Am I a good candidate? This question will pave the way for you to talk about your biggest concerns about your vaginal area.
Labiaplasty may be a good idea for women who are more concerned about the size and length of their vulva, while others who have less laxity in their vagina may benefit from a non-invasive procedure. It’s also a time to talk about your current diet and lifestyle habits.
Recovery time? Planning ahead will play an important role in your recovery time. Some procedures are more invasive than others, so knowing what to expect and how to prepare will help reduce stress. Once you know which method is right for you, you need to start planning.
How is the procedure performed? Any medical procedure can cause discomfort, but talking about the details of the procedure can help reduce discomfort. Your surgeon can guide you through this process step by step and answer any questions you may have.
Risks? Current advances in plastic surgery have made many procedures safer and more efficient. However, every medical procedure carries some risk. Obviously, invasive surgery carries more risks than non-surgical options.
You should be aware of these risks and discuss your options with your surgeon so that you are well informed and confident in your decision.