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What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
This is a combined cosmetic vaginal surgery of both labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. A vaginal rejuvenation is performed surgically to restore or improve the vagina’s cosmetic appearance or function. These two distinct surgeries can be performed at the same time at our office yielding cosmetically enhanced labia and a tightened vagina during one surgical visit.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic vaginal surgical procedure that will reduce the size or change the shape of the small lips on the outside of the vagina (the labia minora).
What is Vaginoplasty?
A vaginoplasty is a surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Los Angeles procedure that tightens the vagina. This is done by removing excess vaginal lining and tightening the surrounding soft tissues and muscles.During delivery of a baby the vagina and surrounding tissues and muscles become stretched. After delivery the vagina may return to a more “normal” size, but it often fails to return to its’ pre pregnancy diameter. Generally, the more vaginal deliveries, the worse the condition gets. Many women will complain of decreased sensation and sexual satisfaction during intercourse. Commonly this is due to a lack of friction. Often their partner may notice a change although he may say nothing. Kegel exercises are often recommended but rarely succeed in restoring vaginal tightness. Vaginoplasty surgery will tighten the vagina and surrounding tissues yielding a vaginal tightness similar to before the patient had children. We have also had numerous patients who feel loose although they have never had children. On physical exam they indeed had a vaginal diameter that was greater than expected. Vaginoplasty surgery can help these women as well.
Who can have
Anyone who is troubled by the appearance or feeling of their vagina can have Vaginal Rejuvenation candidate. All plastic surgery patients must be deemed medically fit for surgery by the plastic surgeon who will be performing your procedure.
What kind of anesthetic is used during Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal Rejuvenation is normally performed under general anesthetic, although some patients elect to have the procedure done under local anesthetic.
How long does Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery take?
Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery can take from one to four hours to complete.
What do I have to do to prepare for Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery?
You will be examined by a physician and undergo blood work testing to ensure that you are medically fit for Vaginal Rejuvenation Los Angeles surgery. You should stop taking aspirin, or any anti-flammatory drugs and should stop smoking well in advance of your procedure.
You will be given a prescription to antibiotics and painkillers, which you should fill before your surgery so that you have them easily available on day of surgery and your driver and/or caregiver is not running around to drugstores on the day of your surgery.
What happens on the day of Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery?
A friend or family member must bring you to the Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery. Our Patient Care Coordinator will greet you and bring in into the an examining room, where your Plastic Surgeon will mark outlines on the parts of your vagina that will indicate where the procedure will be done.
Photos will be taken of the procedure areas, so that you will be able to compare the results to another set of photos that will be taken after you have fully recovered from the surgery.
Since the first 2Since the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery are critical for optimal recovery, The Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery suggests that patients consider recovering at Serenity Aftercare. Serenity is located in Santa Monica and is staffed by medical professionals that are specially trained in caring for patients immediately recovering from plastic surgery. If you do not elect to recover at Serenity, a friend or family member must come to the Beverly Hills Institute of Plastic Surgery to pick you up after your surgery and bring you safely home. Someone must remain home with you for the first 48 to 72 hours, to assist you as you recover from your surgery. If you elect to recover at Serenity, you will be chauffeured directly to Serenity immediately following your surgery.
Your surgeon will call you once you are safely at Serenity or home, to see how you are doing and to make sure you are recovering normally.
What is the Vaginal Rejuvenation recovery process?
You should expect some bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure. You will have a vaginal pact which will be noticed as white gauze outside the opening of the vagina. It is to be removed the morning following surgery (instructions will be given). Swelling may linger for as long as two to four weeks. You will be given pain medication which can cause constipation. Since this is a common complaint you should use a stool softener such as colace, drink plenty of fluids, and eat fruits and vegetables to help to keep the stools soft. You will need to apply ice packs to the perineum off and on for the first 48 hours to minimize swelling.
You will be able to walk in a day. You may shower on the second or third day following surgery, but cannot have a tube baths for four weeks. You must refrain from thong underwear and tight fitting clothing for four weeks. You may need to be out of work and away from your usual activities for the first week. Over the next two or three weeks your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited. Following this period you may gradually return to activities such or lifting, and light exercise. Avoid any high impact activities for about one month. In particular you should avoid jogging and bouncing activities for up to six weeks. These procedures will help you avoid stress to your treated areas and allow time to heal and recover. Sex may be resumed in six weeks.
What are the risks of Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery?
Like all surgery, they are always risks. Typical Vaginal Rejuvenation risks include: unfavorable scarring, bleeding (hematoma), infection, fluid accumulation, poor wound healing, numbness or other changes in skin sensation, anesthesia risks, skin discoloration and/or swelling.
Once you are deemed a good candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation, your Plastic Surgeon will discuss the risks in detail with you during your initial consultation.
What is the cost of Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery?
Costs are based on the unique needs of the patient. Your Patient Care Coordinator will discuss the cost of your Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery and the payment options available to you.