Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure in which a surgeon tightens the skin and muscles in and around the vagina. It is often performed via laser technology. Through two small incisions, a surgeon reattaches vaginal muscles that have separated either due to childbirth or age. While every woman will have her own reasons for wanting to have this surgery, these are some of the most common reasons.
1. Improve Sexual Sensation for Both Partners
Vaginal relaxation occurs when the structures of the vagina have become loose. Muscles in the vagina and the nearby perineum (the tissues between the vagina and anus) can grow weaker over time, and the vagina may feel wider or looser. This can make sexual intercourse unpleasant or less satisfying because of reduced friction, and can lead to difficulty achieving orgasm.
Vaginal rejuvenation restores tightness to the inside of the vagina. The diameter of the vaginal opening is reduced to create more contact between you and your partner. The surgery can aid in strengthening the muscles used during intercourse to create a more pleasurable experience for both of you. You will likely notice increased sensation and ability to contract your muscles. An experienced surgeon can even control the degree of tightness depending on your preference.
2. Feel Young Again
The word 'rejuvenation' has its roots in 'juven,' the Latin word for youth. You may opt for vaginal rejuvenation to make a sexual partner feel like he is having sex with a younger woman. If you are over 40 years old, you may wish to reclaim the sexual experiences of your 20s. While the results of vaginal rejuvenation aren't permanent, the surgery can provide at least a temporary feeling of improvement and youth.
3. Combine It with Other Procedures
Vaginal rejuvenation is often performed with other procedures that involve the genital area or that are related to sexual enjoyment. Labiaplasty reduces the size or changes the shape of the labia minora, the small inner lips of the vulva. Doctors can perform clitoral hoodectomy, the removal of skin around the clitoris. This procedure is similar to male circumcision and aims to increase sensation. A hymenoplasty can restore or replicate an intact hymen. Body contouring procedures like thigh lifts, butt lifts and liposculpture can be used to improve the appearance around the pelvic area. Your doctor can go over all options with you.
4. Control Urinary Incontinence and Menstruation Issues
If you experience problems with unintentional urination while laughing, exercising, coughing or sneezing, or during sexual intercourse, vaginal rejuvenation surgery might help you. Weakened muscles in the vaginal area, which lie next to the urinary tract, can make it difficult to control urination. Vaginal rejuvenation tightens these muscles and can improve control over the impulse to urinate.
The laxity of these muscles can also make it difficult for you to use tampons, as your body is unable to naturally hold a tampon in place within the vagina, instead allowing it to shift or slip out. Tightening the muscles can make tampon use more comfortable for you if you prefer not to use pads.