Vaginal Rejuvenation in Atlanta & Sandy Springs
While aesthetics and rejuvenation have traditionally referred to face and body, vaginal and pelvic floor rejuvenation have grown in popularity in the last few years—and for good reason. Much like our faces and bodies, vaginas go through many changes over a lifetime, and these changes can affect a woman’s self-confidence and wellbeing. At Aviva Plastic Surgery, vaginal and intimate health rejuvenation procedures have become a popular option for women looking to improve their health and regain sexual and intimate confidence.
Exploring Your Rejuvenation Options
Vaginal rejuvenation isn’t one single procedure. The term is an umbrella phrase that covers a large number of non-surgical therapies, surgeries, and minimally-invasive laser treatments that address concerns related to the external labia, vagina, and the pelvic floor.
Choosing the right rejuvenation treatment depends on each woman’s goals. While some may be thinking of the cosmetic advantages that come with a vaginal rejuvenation, others are considering the treatment to address medical concerns, such as post-pregnancy changes and stress urinary incontinence. The most common forms of intimate rejuvenation at Aviva Plastic Surgery include the following:
For some women, the labia majora (the outer lips of tissue making up a woman’s external genitals) and the labia minora (the internal folds or lips of tissue surrounding the vaginal opening) can be overly long or have significant asymmetry. This can be both cosmetically concerning and uncomfortable; the increased length of the labia can become caught during intercourse, during exercise (such as spinning or riding a bike), or with tight clothing. In patients with these concerns, labiaplasty can reduce the length and volume of the labia. During a surgical labiaplasty, our Urologic surgeon Dr. Shaya Taghechian removes excess tissue of the labia and stitches it back together with tiny absorbable sutures. In contrast, a non-surgical labiaplasty allows Dr. Taghechian to reduce the volume and tighten the tissues of the excess labia using radiofrequency-generated heat. The results of labiaplasty can be life-changing. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, surgical labiaplasty has a near 90% patient satisfaction rate.
Recovery after a labiaplasty is generally straightforward. Most women take about a week off from work, during which they can use cold packs to help reduce swelling. Within 4-6 weeks, most are able to engage in intercourse and use tampons again. While the most noticeable swelling typically disappears by 6 weeks post-surgery, patients may experience some minor swelling for up to six months following treatment. The recovery after non-surgical labiaplasty is generally shorter than that of surgical labiaplasty.
For many women, excess skin and fat in the mons pubis—the pad of tissue just above the junction of the pubic bones—can create a large bulge that makes wearing bathing suits and yoga pants an uncomfortable experience. In these instances, our Urologic surgeon may recommend a monsplasty.
Several different surgical treatments can reduce the size of the mons. Choosing the right one depends on the source of the excess tissue creating the bulge. If excess skin is creating the unwanted hump, Dr. Taghechian may surgically remove the extra skin via incisions along the sides of the mons (or an incision like that for a C-section). For patients with excess fat in this area, liposuction can permanently remove the unwanted fat causing the bump and smooth the area. Depending on how extensive treatment is, we typically recommend patients avoid physical activity for 2-6 weeks until the incision sites have healed fully.
Excess tissue on the clitoral hood—the fold of tissue just above the clitoris— can also be a source of self-consciousness for many women, particularly as it can create the appearance of a bulge or imbalance, or interfere with sexual function. To improve the aesthetics and function of this area, some patients may choose to undergo clitoral hood reduction. During this procedure, Dr. Taghechian surgically removes extra tissue and closes the incision site with small absorbable sutures. Our surgeon and patients often choose to pair a clitoral hood reduction with a labiaplasty to ensure the changes to the vagina’s external structures appear natural and harmonious.
A clitoral hood reduction is associated with both aesthetic and functional benefits. While some women are concerned about the impact of a clitoral hood reduction on clitoral sensation, the scientific literature shows that this treatment increases stimulation by exposing more of the clitoris’ surface area.
While most of us group the treatments related to the labia, mons, pelvic floor, and vagina under vaginal rejuvenation, vaginoplasty refers specifically to the treatment of the vagina. Vaginoplasty is an excellent example of rejuvenation targeting weakened muscles and tissues within the vagina. Vaginal laxity in the form of separated muscles and tissues is common among women following pregnancy, childbirth, and weight changes, and can be a significant source of self-consciousness. In extreme cases, the vaginal muscles can become so loose that they cannot hold in a tampon or can hinder a woman’s sexual function. For patients with these concerns, vaginoplasty can be a great solution.
Non-surgical vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation is a painless, non-invasive treatment at Aviva Plastic surgery. During this treatment, Dr. Taghechian applies topical radiofrequency-generated heat to the tissues of the vagina, stimulating the formation of new collagen, tightening tissue, and improving vaginal lubrication. A short treatment which offers no downtime, non-surgical vaginoplasty results in noticeable functional improvement after 2-3 treatments.
Considering Vaginal Rejuvenation?
In recent years, celebrities openly discussing their vaginal procedures has helped spur new interest in vaginal rejuvenation. Furthermore, the cosmetic industry has seen a rise in non-surgical alternatives to vaginal rejuvenation. With advances in new technology, it is essential for our patients to have a thorough understanding of all available treatment options and to have clear expectations for the procedures. This is where the expertise and experience of Urologic surgeon Dr. Shaya Taghechian and our staff is paramount.
It is critical that patients choose an experienced specialist to perform their vaginal rejuvenation treatments. The female anatomy is incredibly complex, and regardless of whether you opt for surgical or non-invasive treatment, you’ll want to entrust your body to Dr. Taghechian, a Urologic and women’s wellness expert with years of surgical and non-invasive training and experience.
At Aviva Plastic Surgery, our goal is to use advanced treatments to enhance each individual’s natural beauty and build their self-confidence. By enlisting world-class experts to perform these complex treatments, our staff provides patients with comprehensive care that yields lasting results.
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Restore your self-confidence from the inside-out with vaginal rejuvenation and women’s wellness treatments from Aviva Plastic Surgery. From your first consultation through your last follow-up visit, our doctors and treatment team are here to ensure your treatment strategy is successful and smooth. Call 678-974-8435 today to schedule your consultation with our Atlanta vaginal rejuvenation specialists today!