Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Right for You?
The most private of all “extreme makeovers,” cosmetic vaginal surgeries like vaginoplasty and labiaplasty might not be worth the possible risks.
Vaginal rejuvenation and related surgeries are touted as ways to restore a woman’s most intimate area to a more youthful look and feel. But before you consider genital cosmetic surgery, know that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is raising a red flag on these procedures.
The definition of genital cosmetic surgery varies from practitioner to practitioner, but generally, it is surgery to reshape the vaginal area and tighten vaginal muscles that have become lax because of childbirth, weight fluctuations, or age. Also dubbed “designer vaginas,” vaginal rejuvenation can consist of vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, or both, involving either traditional surgical techniques or laser-based procedures.
Here’s a clearer picture:
- Vaginoplasty can tighten a “loose” vagina by creating a smaller vaginal opening, strengthening vaginal walls, or removing excess tissue from the vaginal lining. Proponents say this surgery can enhance sexual satisfaction for the woman and her partner.
Labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is surgery to reshape the labia, the lips surrounding the vagina. Some women feel their inner lip, the labia minora, is too large, aesthetically unpleasing, or uncomfortable during sex or even activities like bike riding. Surgeons can remove the excess tissue. Age and other factors may make the labia majora (the outer lips) look wrinkled and shrunken. Injections with a woman’s own fat cells can plump the area, giviOther cosmetic vaginal surgeries include:
- Also known as “revirginization,” hymenoplasty is a procedure where doctors reconstruct the hymen, the thin membrane at the vaginal opening. This is sometimes done for religious or cultural reasons, so a woman appears to be a virgin on her wedding night.
- G-spot amplification.Collagen is injected into the front wall of the vagina — the purported location of the G spot — in an attempt to increase sexual stimulation.
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