Most cosmetic surgeries are intended to make you appear younger and more attractive. That is also the intention of a cosmetic vaginal procedure, but such a procedure can also make your sex life more satisfying, increasing your ability to become aroused and experience orgasm.

There are a variety of cosmetic vaginal procedures in Darien that may be available to address a variety of dissatisfactions you may have with your physical appearance and comfort. Contact a skilled gynecologist to begin discussing your medical options.

What Cosmetic Vaginal Procedures Can Do

Women who have given birth vaginally often suffer from decreased friction during intercourse due to associated loosening of the vaginal canal. Cosmetic vaginal procedures can help restore the vagina and make sexual intercourse more pleasurable for both the woman and her partner. Depending on the type of cosmetic vaginal procedure chosen, the operation may:

  • Reduce labia size
  • Tighten the vagina
  • Repair damage to the perineum
  • Improve aesthetic appearance

Although these procedures are primarily cosmetic, they may also help women dealing with practical issues, such as urinary incontinence.

Cosmetic Vaginal Procedures

Several procedures fall into the vaginal rejuvenation category. The most common is the vaginoplasty, which involves tightening the pelvic floor muscles and removing excess skin to restore a vagina lax from childbirth or aging.

Sometimes done in conjunction with a vaginoplasty is a perineoplasty, which removes and repairs scar tissue from an episiotomy performed during childbirth. During the perineoplasty procedure, the surgeon removes tissue in the vagina and the area known as the vulvar vestibule, along with moving muscles closer to perineum’s midline. The result typically is the raising of the perineum and pelvic floor, as well as an improved aesthetic appearance.

Women with large labia that interfere with their sex lives and/or personal comfort may want to undergo a labiaplasty. Labiaplasty consists of shortening the labia minora by trimming away excess tissue.

Another potential cosmetic vaginal procedure—usually performed along with labiaplasty or another surgery—is a clitoral hood reduction. This operation reduces the size of the clitoral hood and makes it appear more balanced post-labiaplasty.

Cosmetic Vaginal Procedures Candidates and Recovery

Most women are suitable candidates for cosmetic vaginal procedures, although there are exceptions. For example, women who are pregnant must wait until after childbirth before undergoing these surgeries.

In a broader sense, cosmetic vaginal procedures are suitable for women who are finished with childbearing. That does not mean that a woman cannot become pregnant after a cosmetic vaginal procedure, but if she gives birth vaginally, she would need to have the surgery repeated to maintain its effects.

Most women can return to work within a few days of receiving a cosmetic vaginal procedure. However, they cannot engage in vaginal intercourse for at least six weeks after their operation, nor can they insert any object into the vagina during the recuperation period, including tampons. Women recovering from cosmetic vaginal surgery should take showers instead of baths and stay out of pools, hot tubs, and any other form of water immersion until fully healed.

Contact a Darien Cosmetic Vaginal Procedures Doctor

You may not know what type of cosmetic vaginal procedure is best for your needs, but a doctor who handles cosmetic vaginal procedures in Darien could discuss your options with you so that you can make the right decision. Call the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson today or contact us online to make an appointment.