Childbirth, genetics, and age can all contribute to a loosening of the vaginal wall. Fortunately, women today can remedy this problem with easy cosmetic procedures. Both Vaginoplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation are offered at Noble Cosmetic Surgery in Plano, Texas. Skilled surgeon Dr. Patrick Obasi helps women regain tightness and tone in this sensitive area, so you can experience all of the physical and emotional benefits of a more youthful body. Call or click to request a consultation with Dr. Obasi.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Q & A
What is a vaginoplasty?
You can think of a vaginoplasty as a “face lift” for the female region. The procedure tightens the opening of the vagina and mucous membranes of the vaginal canal. It creates firmness in loose muscles and tissue and removes excess or damaged lining from the vaginal wall.
This surgery also helps to restore natural friction during intimacy, and corrects vaginal heaviness and sagging that may also trigger incontinence. If you have skin protruding outside the vagina, this can also be corrected.
The surgery is performed with a local anesthetic or under general anesthesia. It’s done on an outpatient basis.
What happens during Vaginal Rejuvenation?
During Vaginal Rejuvenation, also called a labiaplasty, Dr. Obasi can reduce the size or change the shape of the outer labia, the inner lips, or both. The procedure can often be completed with local numbing or general anesthesia. The operation takes about 30 minutes, and most patients return to work or light activities within a few days.
Dr. Obasi may use a number of different surgical techniques, such as:
- Trimming: A straightforward procedure that removes excessive skin
- Wedge: Maintains the inner labia tissue for a natural look
- Z-plasty: Preserves the natural edge of the inner labia
- De-epithelialization: Results in a natural-looking labia
What can I expect after surgery?
With most vaginal cosmetic surgery enhancements, you can expect to have about 1-2 weeks of recovery. You can manage pain or tenderness by resting and not straining the area. You’ll probably be advised to avoid using tampons or engaging in sexual activity for about six weeks.
Depending on the tightness achieved with the procedure, Dr. Obasi might suggest you use a dilator, which helps the skin stretch slowly into a comfortable place. Most patients report increased sexual satisfaction and comfort once they’re fully healed.