- Vaginal rejuvenation is a broad term for any surgical or non-surgical procedure that improves, cosmetically or otherwise, the female genital region.
- A wide variety of women can benefit from vaginal rejuvenation; it is most often sought out by women who have gone through childbirth or menopause.
- Results include strengthened and tightened vaginal tissue, as well as improved sexual intimacy, and relief from urinary stress incontinence.
- If you are unsure about which procedure is right for you, call or visit Cornerstone Plastic Surgery’s New Jersey office for a consultation.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation effectively revitalizes the female genital region, giving it a firmer, more youthful look and feel. The benefits are not merely aesthetic but often improve a patient’s quality of life immensely, particularly if the vaginal area has been put under stress by childbirth or menopause.
Many women suffer self-esteem issues due to the appearance, or reduced function, of their genital area. Vaginal rejuvenation treatments help to improve the confidence, intimacy, and overall comfort of these women.
Treatments offered at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery N.J.
Vaginal rejuvenation is an umbrella term that refers to any kind of cosmetic female genital surgery. A variety of procedures fall under this title, most commonly vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures can be internal, external, or both; they vary immensely and provide a wide range of benefits.
Located in the city of Linwood, New Jersey, Cornerstone Plastic Surgery offers a variety of vaginal rejuvenation procedures; ranging from completely non-invasive and non-surgical to slightly more invasive treatments. Being surgical procedures, vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are two of the more invasive options, while other procedures, such as the labial puff procedure, PRP vaginal rejuvenation, and fat injections are non-surgical and minimally invasive, involving only the injections themselves.
Cornerstone also offers Votiva, a non-surgical, non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment that uses harmless radiofrequency waves.
Vaginoplasty is primarily used to tighten the vagina, but also heightens sensitivity, providing an improved sexual experience for both the patient and their partner.
This surgery is performed by removing excess skin and creating a small incision to pull the vaginal muscles closer together. Patients have the option of using either local or general anaesthesia, depending on their individual preference and needs.
Patients should expect one to two weeks of downtime following this procedure, during which time they may feel some tenderness and irritation. Sexual intercourse and the use of tampons should be avoided for at least eight weeks post-surgery. Although serious complications are rare, vaginoplasty does carry some risk of post-procedure bleeding and infection.
Who is it for?
Vaginal laxity occurs for many reasons but typically affects women who have undergone childbirth or menopause. These events can cause major trauma to the vagina, including tearing and loosening, which may lead to compromised sexual experiences for both the woman and her partner.
If you are suffering from pain or a lack of sensitivity during intercourse, vaginoplasty can help.
Labiaplasty, or labial contouring, is a surgical procedure that can be performed on both the labia minora and labia majora. This surgery is used to reduce the size of the inner or outer labia while simultaneously improving its general shape and aesthetic.
Labiaplasty is performed by removing excess skin from the labia and closing off the incisions with neat sutures. The procedure is typically completed under local anesthesia and requires one week of downtime. Patients will need to refrain from intercourse or using tampons for four to six weeks following surgery.
The labia minora and majora can also be tightened without using incisions. While sometimes referred to as scarless labiaplasty, this isn’t a surgical operation per se, but rather a treatment called Votiva, which uses radiofrequency technology to improve elasticity.
Who is it for?
Labiaplasty is for anyone who wants to improve the look and feel of their inner or outer labia. Stretched, elongated, or uneven labia may simply be genetic, but it can also be caused by trauma stemming from childbirth, or hormonal changes.
It’s often a source of discomfort, especially when wearing tight-fitting clothing or a bathing suit. Some women also become self-conscious about their labias, leading to problems with intimacy.
If any of these situations apply to you, labiaplasty can help. Dr. Coville at Cornerstone’s New Jersey office will be happy to help map out a procedure tailored for your specific needs.
The Labial Puff Procedure
The labial puff procedure is used to rejuvenate the outer vaginal area by increasing the volume and tightness of the labia majora.
This is achieved by taking either a patient’s own fat (removed from an inconspicuous donor site on their body) or an FDA-approved dermal filler and injecting it directly into the labia majora. The choice of which substance to inject is based on the patient’s needs and preferences. A numbing cream can also be applied to the area in order to avoid any potential discomfort.
Downtime for this procedure lasts approximately two to four weeks, with the first week typically marked by some mild pain and discomfort. Strenuous activities and intercourse should be avoided for approximately six weeks post-treatment.
Who is it for?
Labial puff procedures are for women who have developed deflated, wrinkled, or loose labia majora and wish to seek treatment for the sake of personal comfort.
Fat Injections: Feminine Restoration with Microfat and Nanofat
Feminine restoration using microfat and nanofat improves the volume, smoothness, and overall appearance of the genital area. It can also improve blood flow, increase collagen production (which tightens the skin and reduces scar visibility) and restore proper hydration to the area. The injections also enhance sexual function and can eliminate urinary stress incontinence issues.
The procedure uses the patient’s own fat in order to ensure the most natural-looking results with the least possible risk of adverse reactions. Fat is removed under a local anaesthetic from an area like the thighs or abdomen using a cannula. This thin tube gently extracts fat cells and allows them to be saved for the procedure.
Before the fat can be used, it must be processed and made into smaller, microscopic parcels; microfat and nanofat. These fat parcels are then injected into the problem area using a very fine needle.
Downtime is minimal, lasting only two to three weeks, while the side effects are limited to a possible risk of minor swelling or bruising in the treatment area.
Who is it for?
Feminine restoration with microfat or nanofat can help women suffering from urinary stress incontinence, painful or unsatisfactory intercourse resulting from dryness or vaginal laxity, as well as improve vaginal aesthetics for those seeking a more youthful look. The treatment’s wide array of benefits can be tailored to meet the needs of women seeking vaginal rejuvenation for any number of reasons.
PRP Vaginal Rejuvenation
PRP vaginal rejuvenation, often called the ‘O-Shot’, is most commonly revered for its ability to enhance sexual function and satisfaction in women. This treatment uses the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma to revitalize their genital tissue, improving the patient’s sexual health by increasing sensitivity in the vaginal area. It’s also used to improve pelvic health and treat urinary stress incontinence.
This treatment involves drawing blood from the patient, deriving PRP from that sample, and injecting it into vaginal tissues. The plasma has regenerative abilities that encourage the growth of new, healthier, tighter tissue. The process usually requires between two and four injections in total, depending on the patient’s specific needs.
Who is it for?
PRP vaginal rejuvenation is primarily for women who suffer from sexual dysfunction, but due to its ability to strengthen the pelvic floor, also provides relief for those experiencing urinary stress incontinence.
Cornerstone uses Votiva because it’s a safe, gentle treatment that offers excellent results while requiring very little aftercare. Votiva uses Forma V and Fractora V technology to emit harmless radiofrequency waves that gently heat and resurface the genital area. The process stimulates blood flow and collagen production, resulting in healthier, tighter tissue.
Who is it for?
Votiva is recommended for women who want tighter genital tissue inside the vaginal canal, or outside of it on the labia minora and labia majora. Votiva is perfect for women seeking a quick, painless procedure that requires no incisions or injections.
Why Choose Cornerstone N.J?
At Cornerstone Plastic Surgery Linwood we understand that undergoing vaginal rejuvenation treatments can be intimidating, so we strive to provide our patients with the most comfortable, relaxed environment possible.
With nearly 30 years experience in the field of plastic surgery and rejuvenation, Dr. Fred Coville and his extensively trained medical staff are perfectly equipped to provide our patients with the best possible results.
Cornerstone Plastic Surgery believes in helping you find your beautiful. We see every one of our patients as a unique case, and we strive to help each patient determine the best possible options for their specific situation. Our staff is always available to answer questions or address any concerns you may have both before, during, and after your treatment.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Cost
The wide variety of vaginal rejuvenation procedures offered at Cornerstone’s New Jersey office range significantly in price; not only between different treatments, but on a case-by-case basis. When you arrive for your free initial consultation, the staff at Cornerstone Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine will determine the price for your individual treatment.
Vaginal Rejuvenation FAQs
Still not sure if vaginal rejuvenation is right for you? Here are a few frequently asked questions that may help you with your decision.
Does vaginal rejuvenation actually provide long-lasting results?
While results vary between patients and procedures. When combined with proper maintenance and regular follow-up treatments they typically provide results that last anywhere from three months (without follow-up) to a year. Consult the staff at our Linwood office for more details on results for specific procedures.
Can I still have children after a vaginal rejuvenation procedure?
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments shouldn’t affect your ability to conceive or give birth. However, since every patient is different, if you have any concerns you can speak with your gynecologist or consult our staff for more detailed information.
Will vaginal rejuvenation affect my ability to have an orgasm?
Much depends on the specific rejuvenation treatment you choose. Some treatments, like vaginoplasty, PRP rejuvenation, and Votiva, increase sensitivity and vaginal tightness, in turn facilitating orgasms. Other, purely aesthetic treatments that only affect the outer genital area should have no influence whatsoever on your ability to orgasm.
Are there any serious side effects to be concerned about?
The severity of the potential side effects are largely dependent upon the invasiveness of the procedure at hand. Surgical procedures are typically more risky, and while vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are considered minor surgeries, there’s still always the possibility of infection. For less invasive treatments involving injections or skin resurfacing, patients can expect to experience a few mild side effects such as minor pain, bruising, or irritation.