As everyone’s body is different, the process of vaginal rejuvenation varies on a case by case basis. It depends on the effect of aging, gravity, and the frequency of childbirth. Let’s read on to learn about the best, most suitable method to vaginal rejuvenation to get you a healthier, happier life!
No one is “immune” to the changes in life. Speaking of the vagina, puberty, childbirth, and menopause, everyone knows those are important milestones affecting a woman’s sexual functions, intimate desires, and appearance. Changes of the sexual organs have a huge impact on her health, sexual gratification, and in some ways, it’s also her “pride”. As a result, it’s not surprising to see more and more people trying to get back their sexual health through cosmetic procedures.
According to the statistics provided by the Vietnamese Cosmetics Association, over the last 5 years, cosmetic genital surgery has been on the rise. Since 2016, vaginal rejuvenation procedures have increased by 22% globally. This is the biggest raise compared to other cosmetic procedures over the last three years. Such popularity has lead to the invention of various invasive treatments such as laser or radio frequency tightening. This gives women a variety of choices for vaginal rejuvenation.
The most important step when picking the most suitable vaginal rejuvenation method for yourself is figuring out all the medical jargons to stay informed. To do this, you need support from a professional. Rejuvenating your “lady bits” makes you feel revived, allowing your sexuality to flourish.
To give you more information about vaginal rejuvenation, we talk to Dr. [Name of doctor] - an expert cosmetic surgeon at THEA Aesthetic Clinic:
Reporter: How should we understand “vaginal rejuvenation”, doctor?
Dr. [Name of doctor]: Sometimes, vaginal rejuvenation is called vaginal reconstruction and it’s done for medical and functional reasons. Vaginal rejuvenation includes a series of treatments and procedures. The most common ones are vaginal reconstructive surgery and pelvic floor surgery.
Vaginal reconstructive surgery is done to tighten the vaginal canal. After determining the extent of tightening, the surgeon will place a wedge inside to separate the extra skin which will be removed from the vagina. Then, the vaginal tissue will be sutured. Once the vaginal is tightened and the mucosal skin is closed, any extra skin protruding outside will be removed with cosmetic techniques.
Pelvic floor surgery is done to tighten the part supporting the vagina. It’s closely related to the support of proper vaginal functions. This area is prone to injuries due to an episiotomy or tearing which usually occurs during childbirth. A pelvic floor surgery includes the removal of scar tissues and sutures of connective tissues with cosmetic techniques.
Reporter: Is surgery absolutely necessary for vaginal rejuvenation?
Dr. [Name of doctor]: Laser and other infrared equipment are considered painless, non-invasive procedures for vaginal tightening. However, it’s only effective to a certain extent and recommended for several candidates. They work by charging energy into the collagen layer of the vaginal mucosa, shrinking it and promoting the production of new collagen, thus, encouraging the restoration of the vaginal canal. This tightening also affects the bladder, resulting in improved urinary incontinence.
If the vaginal canal or the pelvic tissue has suffered physical injuries caused by childbirth, these minimally non-invasive procedures won’t be able to deliver desired results. If it’s the case, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is the only solution.
Reporter: Who are the candidates for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation?
Dr. [Name of doctor]: The best candidates for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation include:
- Women who have never had vaginal birth but still feel their vaginal is abnormally loose.
- Women who plan to have more children and don’t want their vaginal to be tightened permanently.
- Women with urinary incontinence
- Menopausal women with dry vaginal mucosa who aren’t eligible for other treatments.
Reporter: Who are the candidates for vaginal rejuvenation surgery?
Dr. [Name of doctor]: The best candidates include:
- Women with a significantly loose vagina caused by multiple childbirths or tearing/episiotomy during childbirth.
- Women with urinary incontinence caused by bladder or rectal prolapse.
Reporter: How long until a patient can get back to work and resume sexual activities after vaginal rejuvenation?
Dr. [Name of doctor]: A patient may go back to almost all of their daily activities, including sex, a few days after non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. However, those who have undergone vaginal rejuvenation surgery need at least 1 week to recover. They’ll have to wait 3-4 weeks before exercising and a minimal of 6 weeks before sex.
Reporter: Do you have any advice for preparation and aftercare to help vaginal rejuvenation go smoothly?
Dr. [Name of doctor]: Just like any other medical procedure, you should make sure you receive the procedure in a reputable center with a highly experienced doctor who can be trusted. This person will explain and talk you through all the information and necessary preparation before and after treatment, as well as any risks and underlying complications you may have to face. Then, you have to follow these instructions to a T.
Reporter: How will a woman’s life change after vaginal rejuvenation?
Dr. [Name of doctor]: I’m not sure if it’ll be the same for every woman but most of those who have gone through vaginal rejuvenation enjoy significant intimacy with their partner. They experience increased gratification and have more control over their love lives.
Reporter: Thank you, doctor!