Repair and Revitalize With Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation in popular culture is a term used to describe the process of repair and revitalization of the internal and external genitalia. This includes the surgical and medical restoration of the vaginal and pelvic floor injuries sustained during vaginal delivery. It also includes cosmetic tightening of the vaginal tissue and changing the appearance of the external genitalia, for example, vulvar reduction and shortening the clitoral hood. There are also procedures that enhance sexual pleasure and sensation that fall under this term.
The primary culprit in the pelvic floor and vaginal tissue damage is vaginal delivery. A laboring woman pushes the baby’s head into the pelvic floor and stretches the muscles, nerves, connective tissue, of the vagina and the surrounding structures, such as the bladder and rectum. Prolonged pushing, difficult operative vaginal delivery requiring forceps or suction cup, and the mother’s genetic predisposition to pelvic injury, results in a sustained injury that presents in the postpartum period as prolapse, gaping of the vaginal opening or decreased vaginal tightness.
Vulvar elongation, discoloration, clitoral hood drooping and enlargement, and shortening of the distance between the rectum and the vagina as a result of tearing of the vaginal opening may also be an aftereffect of a vaginal delivery. These changes can cause irritation, increase the chance of bladder and vaginal infection, as well as disruption of sexual gratification, and cause for decreased sexual self-esteem.
As a Pelvic Surgeon and Uro-Gynecologist, Dr. Tahery offers all the non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical options available to treat and rejuvenate the affected organs. We use pelvic floor muscle exercises and pelvic floor therapy, hormonal treatment, as well as rejuvenating procedures to address each affected organ and tissue.
Vaginal rejuvenation to correct pelvic floor damage and cosmetic appearance, in the right hands, can improve the quality of life and health of a woman. It can improve intimacy and quality of sexual experience. It is our pleasure to offer the most complete vaginal rejuvenation treatments available to our patients. Our Glendale office caters to women in Burbank, Pasadena and North Hollywood that are interested in vagina rejuvenation while our office in West Los Angeles provides vagina rejuvenation to women from Beverly Hills, Westwood, Santa Monica, Culver City and all the surrounding areas.
Types of Procedures:
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is a type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure that uses radio-frequency waves and lasers to rejuvenate the vagina. This is an outpatient procedure.
Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation involves the use of surgical procedures to rejuvenate the vagina. These procedures aim to permanently repair the damaged or weakened tissues and muscles.
Most Common Vagina Rejuvenation Procedures:
Perineoplasty is the repair of the gaping vaginal opening created during a vaginal delivery and not adequately repaired. In this procedure the connective tissue between the anus and the vagina is repaired and the vaginal opening is restored or rejuvenated. Women with this condition complain of loss of tightness and control of the muscles in the vagina.
Cosmetic Vaginal Tightening
At times there is no damage to the pelvic organs but the tissue feels sagging and support is lacking. Many options are available to rejuvenate and return function to this organ.
Labiaplasty and Clitoral Hood Reduction
Labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction, is the surgical reduction and remodeling of the inner vulvar tissue or the clitoral hood. This procedure is usually performed to reduce physical discomfort as well as alter the appearance of the external genitalia. Hymen repair is to meticulously re-attach the hymen remnants and recreate the virginal state. This procedure is highly coveted in some cultures that require virginity as a pre-requisite to marriage.
Who is a good candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The majority of women that get Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures are women that have either given birth or are aging, but any woman that experiences these symptoms can be a candidate for these procedures: vaginal laxity, decreased sensation and stimulation, gaping vaginal opening, dryness, urine incontinence, and elongated labia.
Are Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures safe?
Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures are safe when performed by a board-certified OB/GYN specialist or plastic surgeon. As with any other kind of procedure, there is a risk of infection, scarring and pain.
When can I have intercourse after Vaginal Rejuvenation?
It is recommended to refrain from any sexual activity for about 4 to 6 weeks following the procedure in order to allow tissue recovery.
How long does the procedure take?
Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures can take about 30 minutes depending on what’s being done.
What is the recovery period?
The majority of patients are able to get back to their daily routines such as work within a week but will have to wait for 4 to 6 weeks to engage in strenuous activities or sexual activity.
What can Vaginal Rejuvenation treat?
Vaginal Rejuvenation is not all about the aesthetics but it can also treat conditions such as urinary incontinence, dryness, discomfort during intercouse and gaping of the vaginal opening
How does Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation work?
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation involves the use of lasers and radiofrequency waves to thicken the vaginal tissue, increase the blood flow and restore tissue tone.
What results should I expect after the procedure?
Results are usually dependent on the procedure performed. With some procedures you might be able to get immediate results while others might take weeks or months. Individual results vary.