Summary: More and more women are choosing to have a vaginal rejuvenation procedure to help improve the look and functionality of their most intimate parts. Labiaplasty can help you feel more comfortable and attractive wearing certain types of clothing, and it can make you feel more confident in your sexuality.

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What Happens during Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty can include a number of plastic surgery procedures designed to reshape the female genitals. This can include a reduction of the labia minora, the inner lips of the vagina. The labia majora (outer lips) can also be reduced in size. Conversely, they can be augmented to add fullness.

Labiaplasty can be customized to each woman’s personal goals and to her unique anatomy. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures typically take around 1 to 2 hours, and you can go home the same day. Your plastic surgeon will use a local anesthetic during your surgery.  Oral or IV sedation may be available as well.

Labiaplasty is a delicate procedure done with precise techniques and sophisticated surgical tools. 

When Should You Have Labiaplasty

There is no certain age at which it suddenly becomes okay to have labiaplasty. It’s true that many women choose to have a vaginal rejuvenation procedure to essentially turn back the clock on changes caused by childbirth. However, even very young women can benefit from vaginal surgery if they are suffering from aesthetic or functional issues. Still wondering whether the time may be right for labiaplasty? Here are a few indicators that it just might be.

  • The contours of your vagina have changed over time, leaving you feeling as if the tissues have been “stretched” or otherwise altered.
  • You’ve experienced a decrease in sensation during intercourse.
  • You have soreness or pain during intercourse.
  • Certain activities, such as riding your bicycle, have become uncomfortable or painful.
  • You feel as if your vagina looks less attractive after a significant weight loss.
  • You have scarring or other abnormalities that make you feel self-conscious.

A Minimally Invasive Alternative

ThermiVa® is an innovative vaginal rejuvenation procedure that is gaining rapid popularity. Using thermal energy technology, this procedure can tighten labial and vaginal tissues with a high degree of precision. ThermiVa® can also help with post-menopausal dryness and incontinence, and may even improve the quality of your orgasms. ThermiVa® is minimally invasive and can be done instead of, or in addition to, other rejuvenation procedures.

For All the Right Reasons

There are many reasons to seek a vaginal rejuvenation procedure. Most women who have them are overjoyed with the results, enjoying a renewed sense of confidence both sexually and in everyday life. Of course, it’s important to make sure you’re considering plastic surgery for the right reasons. This means that you’re in good overall health, both mentally and physically. It also means that the decision to do it is yours alone: pressure from a spouse or partner is not a good reason.

Plastic surgery cannot cure emotional or mental issues, and it will not change who you are as a person. As long as your expectations are realistic, you can enjoy beautiful, lasting results from your labiaplasty.

The best way to figure out if labiaplasty is an appropriate choice for you is to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in vaginal rejuvenation procedures. You can discuss your specific concerns and goals and determine how to most effectively address them.