Whether due to childbirth or the natural aging process, many women find that as they approach middle age or menopause, they begin to experience vaginal laxity or dryness. This can interfere with everyday activities such as exercising, as overly large labia can cause irritation and discomfort. In addition, vaginal dryness and enlarged labia can make intercourse painful or uncomfortable. It is common to feel discouraged about these things, but unfortunately, many women do not talk about them. Feminine rejuvenation is one effective way to regain confidence in yourself, your body, and your sexual life with both surgical and non-surgical solutions.
Many women become discouraged or feel self-conscious when they experience difficulties in their feminine health and appearance. Often, they feel like nothing can be done about the problems they experience with sexual intercourse and everyday activities affected by vaginal laxity or enlarged labia. Over time, this can take a toll. Many women find that feminine rejuvenation is an effective way to restore their intimate life with their partner and their overall emotional wellbeing.
Women that benefit most from feminine rejuvenation are those that have undergone childbirth and experience laxity, scarring, or tearing that affects their comfort and ability to navigate everyday tasks. Additionally, women that experience decreased sexual enjoyment because of these factors can also benefit. Many women also experience negative effects from the course of aging. It is important that you be fully recovered from childbirth (if applicable) and be healthy enough to undergo a surgical or non-surgical procedure respectively. Each procedure comes with specific factors for candidacy, and you will discuss these at length with your plastic surgeon.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue from the labia minora in order to improve the appearance, hygiene, and sexual function of the genitals. If your labia minora hang below the labia majora, it can cause significant discomfort such as itching, tugging, twisting, and irritation.
Since a labiaplasty requires incisions, there will be some discomfort after the procedure. You will be given prescription medications to help with any pain or discomfort, and generally our patients are back to normal in just a few days. However, we recommend abstaining from vaginal intercourse for at least four weeks following your procedure in order to ensure proper healing. After recovery, many patients report that their overall sensation during intercourse is improved and that they can enjoy physical activities without discomfort.
Ideal labiaplasty candidates include:
- Women who desire a dramatic reduction of the labia minora
- Women whose labia minora cause discomfort when exercising, riding a bike, having intercourse, or during other activities
- Women who are not looking for a solution to stress incontinence or dryness
For women who are hesitant about undergoing a surgical procedure, we offer the FemTouch™ laser for vaginal rejuvenation. This treatment is quick and painless, and requires no incisions or downtime. It works by stimulating collagen growth in vaginal tissue using CO2 laser technology, tightening the vaginal canal. The benefits include improving urinary control as well as helping to prevent vaginal dryness during sexual intercourse.
In addition to tightening the vaginal canal, the FemTouch™ laser can be used on the labia in order to tighten tissue and improve appearance. However, if your labia are large and cause discomfort, labiaplasty may be a better option.
FemTouch™ may be right for you if:
- You are looking for a mild tightening of the labia and vaginal canal
- You suffer from mild stress incontinence
- You suffer from vaginal dryness
The FemTouch™ procedure takes only around 10 minutes to perform and is painless. You may feel some slight discomfort similar to a pap smear. We recommend 3 treatments spaced a month apart for best results, with follow-up treatments yearly or as needed.
If you want to significantly reduce the size of your labia as well as tighten your vaginal canal, FemTouch™ and labiaplasty can be combined in order to produce optimal results for your unique case. Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir can discuss whether this is the best option for you during a consultation.
We offer the O-Shot, an injectable PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatment that helps to improve sexual pleasure, rejuvenate vaginal tissue, and reduce urinary incontinence. During an O-Shot procedure, we will collect a blood sample and use a centrifuge to separate out the plasma. This is then injected into your vaginal tissue to help stimulate the production of healthy, youthful tissue. The injection is painless, as we will numb the injection site beforehand. The O-shot can be performed on its own or as a supplement to another vaginal rejuvenation treatment.
We understand that this is a sensitive topic for most women, and we will do our utmost to help you feel comfortable during your consultation and your procedure. Here at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we offer both surgical and non-surgical options for vaginal rejuvenation. If you are interested in tightening your labia and vaginal tissue, helping prevent stress incontinence, and restoring intimacy through more comfortable intercourse, contact us by calling or filling out our online form to schedule your confidential consultation.