Vaginal rejuvenation often involves several components that collectively address a woman’s concerns regarding laxity and appearance. A vaginoplasty generally helps tighten the vaginal canal, while a labiaplasty removes excess labial tissue to refine appearance.
Both procedures could help boost your self-esteem and improve your sex life. If you want total vaginal rejuvenation in Darien, a labiaplasty and vaginoplasty combination surgery could be a smart choice. Contact the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson to discuss your labiaplasty procedure options.
The labia majora and labia minora are known as the vulvar lips. In addition to aesthetic concerns, large labia may also interfere with sex and other activities. Some women are born with enlarged labia, but the labia’s size may also increase after childbirth or due to significant weight loss or aging.
Women seeking a labiaplasty may choose between two types of procedures. With the trim procedure, all the excess tissue is removed and the surgeon then sews up the incision. With the wedge procedure, a small triangular piece of tissue is removed so the separate halves can be sewn together and tightened. If allowed to heal properly, both procedures give the labia a neat appearance without any scarring.
With a vaginoplasty, on the other hand, the surgeon determines how much muscle tightening is necessary for the patient and then moves pelvic floor muscles closer together, removing extra skin as needed. Scarring is minimal since incisions are placed in the skin’s natural folds.
The result is a vaginal canal that is both tighter and smaller, so the patient will experience more friction and subsequent pleasure during intercourse. Vaginoplasty may also help women suffering from urinary incontinence, which is a common issue after childbirth.
In many cases, it makes sense for a woman seeking vaginal rejuvenation to have these surgeries done at the same time. The patient takes less time off work to recuperate, and healing is typically a smoother and less time-consuming process. When these surgeries are done together, the overall appearance of the genitals is often more aesthetically favorable as well.
A woman who undergoes these procedures should typically expect to take a week off work to recuperate. The doctor will often prescribe short-term prescription pain medication, but by the second week, any remaining discomfort should be treatable with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
During the recuperation period, nothing must enter the vagina, including tampons. During menstruation, sanitary napkins or pads should be used. Patients should also wear loose clothing and avoid immersing themselves in water—including bathing and swimming—for a few weeks.
While most women can return to work within a week after surgery and sexual intercourse within six weeks, it may take between four and six months for total healing to occur. Women working in physically demanding jobs may have to wait up to two weeks or more to get back to work. It is generally safe to resume mild exercise within a couple of weeks after surgery, but patients should avoid riding a bicycle or horse for a few months after the operation.
If you are interested in learning about different cosmetic vaginal procedures, contact the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson. In Darien, labiaplasty and vaginoplasty combination surgery may be an effective form of treatment to help you achieve a more satisfactory physical appearance and maintain reproductive health. Call today or contact us online to arrange for a consultation.