Types of Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery
A woman’s self-esteem is strongly affected by her looks and how she feels both physically and pyschologically. As women age, their appearance becomes increasingly important as is their ability to continue to express themselves sexually. If a woman experiences discomfort during sex or her vaginal area has become dysfunctional due to childbirth or other reasons, it can affect her desirability – whether it is just her perception or a reality.
As a woman gets older her vagina gets larger due to aging, genetic reasons or childbirth. This in turn causes the vaginal muscles to become weaker or tear which can cause a loss of feeling in that area. Among other problems are urinary incontinence which is excretion of urine involuntarily that can be temporary or can be the result of another medical condition.
Sometimes women are able to derive benefits from exercise to improve their sexual satisfaction, but increasingly women are turning to cosmetic vaginal surgery to correct or improve their labia, their vagina and/or their hymen. This does not mean that labial plastic surgery or hymen repair or other types of vaginoplasty is absolutely guaranteed to improve their sex life, but it will tighten the muscles or make repairs to their vagina with aesthetically pleasing results.
Cosmetic vaginal surgeries can be performed by conventional means with a scalpel or laser techniques with all offering different advantages, but the patient and the surgeon should make that decision based on the needs of the patient. Designer vaginoplasty procedures include:
- Vaginoplasty –This procedure is generally a rebuilding or tightening of the vagina to improve its function and decrease the diameter. Vaginoplasty can also be called vaginal rejuvenation or vaginoplasty or vaginal tightening and will return the vagina to a pre-pregnancy state. Most doctors use a scalpel for reconstructive vaginal surgery.
- Labiaplasty – This is a reshaping and reduction of the external genital area. Their labia might be too large or too thick which can cause discomfort from tight fitting clothing or when exercising. Many want to improve the appearance of the labia making it more asymmetrical, smaller, with decreased pigment.
- Hymenoplasty – This is reconstruction of the hymen to a state of virginity that is generally performed for ethnic or religious reasons. It is performed to bring the ring-like skin membrane back together that was broken due to intercourse or an accident.
As with any surgery, it is important to research and find the best surgeon available for the type of procedure you are seeking. Many women have cosmetic surgery on their vagina for aesthetic purposes or to increase their pleasure during sexual activities. Whatever the reason, a consultation with a board certified surgeon who has performed these types of surgeries many times before is essential to ensure that you get the best care possible for a surgery that is so personal. Other women combine vaginoplasty with other types of cosmetic surgery so that they can avoid repeated anesthetics, shorten the time of surgery by combining the procedures, and have only one recuperation period.