December 17, 2018
Vaginal Rejuvenation Lloyd Hannis|Dr Daniel Saco Vertiz, English speaking plastic surgeon, lima peru, vaginal rejuvenation, vaginoplasty
Vaginal rejuvenation does not describe a single procedure but rather encompasses several treatments and procedures that can be carried out to restore the original beauty and/or performance of vaginal tissues. However, when speaking generally of vaginal rejuvenation, vaginoplasty is the popular term that comes to mind for most women. This procedure restores the tightness by repairing the stretched tissue and muscle separations that can result from aging and childbirth. It can be performed using lasers, radiofrequency waves, or surgery. The other methods of vaginal rejuvenation are used to reduce the size of the mons, labia, and clitoral hood for aesthetical reasons: labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction, labia majoraplasty, and monsplasty.
When are Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments Advisable?
Vaginal rejuvenation can be used to improve the aesthetical appearance of the vaginal area for any women. However, the functional aspects are what draw many to believe that they need the procedure out of medical necessity. Women who suffer from urinary incontinence, painful intercourse, loss of sensation, or laxity of the muscle walls after childbirth are all prime candidates for the procedures.
As women mature, the vaginal walls tend to dry and thin, especially after hormonal changes like menopause. The collagen breaks down and leaves the vagina feeling stiff, dry, rough, and uncomfortable. Any discomfort during sexual intercourse can lead to sexual dysfunction. As a result, the failure to have regular sex will lead to progressive drying from the lack of stimulation and lubrication. The dryness increases the risks of infections, odors, and relationship problems.
More than 25% of new mothers suffer from bladder control problems as a lifelong complication of childbirth. All these issues can be improved by increasing the collagen production inside the vaginal tissue with deep laser therapies and/or corrective surgeries.
Overview of Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments
At the consultation, your English-speaking doctor will formulate a plan to reverse the effects on bladder muscles and vaginal tissue from childbearing and aging. The doctor will review your medical history and help you decide what elements to restore. Once you are satisfied that you will receive the maximum benefit from one or a combination of procedures, you will be advised on how to prepare for the treatment. If there is surgery, the doctor will advise you to stop taking any supplements like Vitamin E, blood thinners, aspirin, and also to stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery.
The non-invasive laser therapy is the first method of choice for restoring vaginal function issues. The carbon dioxide controlled micro-laser is focused inside the vaginal walls for a few minutes to stimulate collagen rejuvenation.
This treatment can improve vaginal wetting, reduce urinary incontinence, and restore sensation to aging and stretched vaginal tissues. Similar high-tech lasers are also used to rejuvenate the vocal cords of professional musicians who stake their careers in the safety of this delicate treatment. The laser doesn’t burn the tissue but heats up the moisture inside cells to stimulate new growth without scarring.
Other surgery methods will carefully sculpt the vaginal tissue reductions for tightening of the vagina and aesthetic beauty. These procedures restore youthful resilience to tissues stretched or damaged by childbirth. The sutures of the vaginoplasty procedure are made under the skin to inhibit scarring and discomfort. In any case, the surgeries are performed as an outpatient procedure with local or general anesthesia.
Patients who undergo vaginoplasty can expect to spend 4 to 6 weeks before they can engage in sexual intercourse. They may require dilators to expand and loosen the vaginal muscles again after the procedure. Patients who undergo other procedures can anticipate a much quicker recovery time.
The Next Step
If vaginal rejuvenation treatments are something you may be interested in, please contact us to ask any questions you may have, or set up a consultation appointment with our specialist.