Vaginal rejuvenation is a term that describes a number of different procedures that enhance either the appearance or the function of the vagina. From tightening treatments to incontinence correction, vaginal rejuvenation procedures can benefit women in a number of different ways both aesthetically and for health reasons.
Patients seeking vaginal rejuvenation options are often dissatisfied with the cosmetic appearance and/or sexual function of what is considered both normal or abnormal female anatomy. For many, vaginal rejuvenation procedures offer relief from symptoms that affect the normal function of the genitalia, especially after pregnancy, childbirth, and aging, and sometimes from physical trauma to the genital area or a genetic deformity. However, in most cases, vaginal enhancement procedures are performed purely for cosmetic reasons, and for improving the sensation felt during sex. If you have considered having a vaginal rejuvenation procedure in the hopes of obtaining a better-toned, more attractive, and better functioning “designer vagina”, as they are sometimes called, you are not alone. Vaginal rejuvenation is a group of cosmetic procedures that are growing in popularity and is advancing rapidly with new technologies and techniques.
Ideal candidates for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation options are women that have experienced vaginal looseness, sagging, and/or incontinence after childbirth, weight loss, or the natural aging process. In most cases, a good candidate has experienced a noticeable laxity of the vagina and decreased sexual satisfaction, bladder control issues, and problems wearing a tampon properly during her period.
Good candidates for outer vaginal rejuvenation or non-surgical vaginal procedures are those that have experienced physical discomfort or pain due to enlarged or elongated labial lips, due to chafing, pulling, or rubbing against clothing. Other candidates report feeling emotional discomfort and dissatisfaction with the appearance of their vagina, usually due to a misshapen or abnormally long labia. In laser energy rejuvenation, the ideal patients are those that are hoping to restore tightness, increase sexual pleasure, and restore bladder control of the genitalia, and are also eager to improve the appearance of the vagina as well.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation: For patients that have non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments like laser rejuvenation or augmentation with fillers, recovery times are generally much shorter and less painful. While patients are encouraged to return to all normal activities immediately following their procedure, sexual intercourse is prohibited for at least a week post-treatment.
Non-surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
Non-surgical methods for vaginal rejuvenation are quickly gaining in popularity. This is especially true among middle-aged or older women that have experienced changes to their genitalia due to childbirth, hormonal imbalances, and the natural aging process. Here are some of the most common options for rejuvenating the vaginal area without surgery:
Labia Augmentation with Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: In contrast to labia augmentation with fat transfer, labia augmentation with hyaluronic acid fillers (also known as “labia puffing”) uses dermal fillers instead of harvested fat to achieve the same results. In this procedure, hyaluronic fillers are injected across the labia to combat vaginal wrinkling and sagging.
O-Shot: An O-shot is designed to stimulate blood flow into the clitoris and vaginal wall areas, to increase sexual sensitivity. The patient is injected with platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, which is also useful for stimulating cell growth in the vaginal area.
G-Shot: A G-spot injection is designed to enhance sexual pleasure by increasing vaginal sensitivity in the Grafenberg Spotâ€”also known as the “G-Spot.” The patient is injected with a hyaluronic acid-based injection into the g-spot, which is thought to intensify sexual feeling and gratification in women during sex.
Vaginal Rejuvenation with Laser Energy/Radiofrequency: During the natural aging process, the vaginal area can become loose and sagging, which can also lead to urinary incontinence, decreased sexual pleasure, vaginal dryness during sexual activity, and other issues. Vaginal rejuvenation with laser energy or with radiofrequency is a non-invasive procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the vagina while improving moisture, bladder control, and other important functions of the inner and outer genitalia.
Most patients report happiness with the outcomes of their non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments, around 90-95% satisfaction rates for vaginal aesthetic and functional plastic surgery procedures, and very low complication rates.