After having children, there are some surprising changes to a woman’s body—and we’re not just talking about the breasts. Many women experience adverse changes to their labia, clitoris, and other areas of the vagina that can affect functionality, comfort, and sexual satisfaction.
Mothers sacrifice a lot for their children. However, your sex life, emotional stability, and physical comfort don’t have to be surrendered without a fight. There are options. Vaginal rejuvenation treatments offer an improvement in sexual satisfaction and function and, with that, a better quality of life.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation refers to surgical and non-surgical cosmetic and wellness procedures that focus on treating the function and aesthetics of the vagina. While some patients might think of surgery as an extreme response to common issues such as dryness, laxity, urinary incontinence, and aesthetic concerns, these are severe conditions that can be detrimental to a woman’s emotional and mental well-being.
While many women may expect to see some changes to their vaginas after childbirth, they are often surprised when these changes appear to be permanent. Yet there is a field of plastic surgery and medical aesthetics dedicated to giving women their bodies back.
Who Can Benefit from Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Pregnancy, childbirth, and aging are all contributing factors to adverse changes to the vagina, clitoris, and labia. Vaginal delivery is typically the first thing people think of as a major cause of vaginal concerns, and while this is partly true, there are even more reasons a woman’s vagina can change.
Regardless of whether a woman undergoes a caesarian section delivery instead of a vaginal delivery, the hormone and weight fluctuations from pregnancy itself can cause your vagina to change. Many women see changes primarily to the labia minora, majora, and vaginal opening.. Fluctuations can lead the labia to change in size and color, even with a c-section.
Additionally, the simple fact of the aging process can cause changes to your body, whether you’ve had children or not.
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures and non-surgical treatments are all designed to target even the most frustrating vaginal concerns. They are fantastic options for any woman wanting to improve the aesthetics and function of her vagina.
Over time, the labia minora (inner lips) can become stretched, asymmetric, or discolored due to the above changes, or they may be displeasing naturally. Many women are made uncomfortable by the look and size of their labia, which can cause extreme distress that adversely affects other areas of life.
In some cases, the labia may be too large or uncomfortable to encumber a woman’s ability to wear specific clothing, ride a bicycle, have sexual activity, or participate in sports and exercise.
Labiaplasty is one of the most popular vaginal rejuvenation procedures that creates a uniform appearance to the labia minora. Labiaplasty with an experienced genital plastic surgeon can reduce the size of the labia, correct asymmetry, improve discoloration, eliminate discomfort, and improve the look and feel of the vagina’s appearance.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
An enlarged or protruding clitoral hood can be a source of significant discomfort and embarrassment for many women. In some cases, the protrusion can be evident in particular clothing, resembling a bulge. This discomfort can be both physical and mental, causing women to avoid sexual contact for fear of embarrassment.
Clitoral hood reduction with/without clitoroplexy is a surgical procedure invented by Dr. Gary Alter that reduces the size of the clitoral hood to improve comfort, appearance, and confidence. This procedure is highly nuanced, as each surgical plan will be customized to the patient’s specific needs. In some cases, Dr. Alter can reduce the clitoral hood, allowing more of the clitoris to be exposed. In others, Dr. Alter can also reposition the clitoris itself in order to reduce the length, width, or protrusion of the clitoral hood.
Labia Majora Remodeling
As we age or due to changes from pregnancy or hormones, the labia majora (outer lips) can become enlarged, lose volume, or wrinkle. Regardless of changes or causes, Dr. Alter can create a surgical plan for labia majora remodeling that addresses issues for a fantastic result.
In cases of mild fat loss, autologous fat grafting can increase volume for a more youthful appearance. Wrinkled or excess skin can be tightened with FemTouch CO2 laser treatments for a tighter appearance. For more moderate excess skin and fat, Dr. Alter can surgically reduce the size of the labia majora while hiding visible scarring for a transformative result.
Combining CO2 laser resurfacing with the regenerative power of stem cell therapy, STEMVagé+® treatments can address a range of sexual dysfunction concerns in a minimally invasive process. STEMVagé+® can improve:
- Urinary incontinence
- Inability to experience pleasure during sex or to achieve orgasm
- Physical pain during sex
- A loss of libido
- Lichen sclerosis
Many women experience dryness, muscle laxity, and a loss of sensitivity. In this treatment, the tissues and skin of the vagina, clitoris, and G-spot are treated for rejuvenation.
The treatment protocol is determined by each woman’s anatomy and needs. Fat can be removed from another area of the body, such as the hips or thighs, via liposuction. This fat is then processed into its stem cell-rich state, called nanofat. This is then injected into the treatment area to stimulate healing and to produce new, younger cells. Alternatively, umbilical stem cells can be used to treat the area
For some women, the O-Shot can be performed by injecting platelet rich plasma into the G-spot and clitoris.
The interior of the vagina is treated with the FemTouch™ laser to rejuvenate the interior of the vagina if the woman has a lack of lubrication due to menopause or another estrogen deficiency.
Mild urinary incontinence can be improved by injecting the upper vagina around the urethra with nanofat and also platelet rich plasma.
An open vagina caused by childbirth oftentimes with an associated episiotomy is closed by Dr. Alter (a perineoplasty) to enhance vaginal tightness at the opening and to improve aesthetics. Severe urinary incontinence and vaginal looseness from childbirth may need to be treated surgically by a urogynecologist associate.
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You deserve to feel comfortable in your body again. Dr. Gary Alter is the preeminent authority on female rejuvenation and genital surgical procedures, having invented multiple techniques for labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction, thus, improving the lives of countless women.
If you’re ready to take control of your life, sexuality, and body, call us at one of our two offices located in Beverly Hills, CA, and New York, NY, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation with our world-renowned plastic surgeon. We look forward to hearing from you.