The vaginal rejuvenation procedure includes tightening of the muscles of the area that may have been weakened after childbirth. The vaginal rejuvenation procedure also increases and reduces the volume of the labia.
Vaginal rejuvenation is comprised of a number of laser-assisted procedures designed to improve the appearance and structure of the vagina, labia, and other genital structures.
Any woman who has loose, sagging vaginal or labial tissue is a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation. Your specialist can help you decide if laser-assisted techniques are right for you and the goals you'd like to achieve.
Vaginal rejuvenation can involve one or more different procedures. Most procedures are performed in a surgical center, and involve local anesthesia with or without sedation. These procedures are minimally invasive, using no incisions or sutures. Laser vaginal rejuvenation procedures include vaginal tightening, or vaginoplasty; labia remodeling, or labiaplasty; and perineoplasty, which tightens the perineum, the area between the vagina and the anus. Most vaginal rejuvenation procedures take an hour or less to perform.
Most women report little discomfort following their laser vaginal rejuvenation procedure and many women can return to their normal routines within one to three days of their vaginal rejuvenation procedures. In addition to discomfort, there may be some redness and swelling in the treatment area which will disolve in a day or two after the vaginal rejuvenation procedures. Discomfort can be managed successfully with over-the-counter medications, and swelling may be lessened through the use of ice packs. You may be asked to refrain from heavy lifting or certain types of exercise or activity during the healing process, and creams or gels may be given to promote healing. Your specialist will give you specific guidance on any steps you should take to speed your recovery.