Who Is a Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Female intimate surgery can be a life-changing procedure. A good candidate for labiaplasty typically suffers from having excessive tissue in the vaginal area, often characterized by an enlarged labia minora (inner lips) that extends past the labia majora (larger, outer lips). These concerns can be the result of several factors, including a major weight loss, a recent pregnancy, hereditary conditions with an anatomic variant, menopause, and even the natural aging process.
- Reasons for Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Ideal Age for Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
What Are Common Reasons for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
When the labial tissue is enlarged, women can experience a variety of problems that can be medical and/or cosmetic in nature. The excess tissue can cause difficulty and irritation during exercise, intercourse, or simple everyday activities. It can also cause issues with hygiene due to the area being constantly wet or dry. This overall problem commonly makes women feel self-conscious about their bodies, especially when wearing form-fitting clothing or swimwear.
Whether you are dissatisfied with your labial, pubic or vaginal appearance or are having pain, chafing or irritation due to elongated labia, you do not need to endure or accept your condition. Through female intimate surgery, Dr. Steven Yarinsky can help enhance your labial appearance and eliminate the associated social, psychological, and physical discomfort you may experience as you go about your day-to-day activities. Dr. Yarinsky will meet with you for an initial consultation to answer all your questions and talk with you about your options. He will listen attentively to your concerns and determine whether labiaplasty or other feminine intimate surgery is the best option for your unique needs.
How Old Do You Have to Be for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The ideal time for vaginal rejuvenation will vary for each individual based on their unique needs and goals. Most women seeking one of these intimate procedures are over the age of 18, but Dr. Yarinsky has performed labiaplasty on patients as young as 16. Female intimate surgery can be appropriate for patients in a wide age range, and is often recommended when symptoms affect the individual’s quality of life. To be a good candidate for vaginal surgery, patients should be mature-minded, motivated by one’s own desire to get treatment, have realistic expectations, and if less than 18 years old, obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian.
Do I Need Surgical or Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation?
With the many advancements in feminine intimate surgery, Dr. Yarinsky is proud to offer his patients a variety of surgical and non-surgical solutions for their cosmetic and functional concerns. Surgeries like labiaplasty offer significant and lasting improvement for a variety of symptoms that cause discomfort and embarrassment. Through his advanced surgical expertise, Dr. Yarinsky is able to tailor vaginal rejuvenation techniques to ensure patients achieve optimal results. Surgery may not be right for everyone, though, and not all patients may want to undergo surgery.
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation with technologies like ThermiVa® can be highly beneficial for patients wanting a less invasive solution for their intimate needs. ThermiVa® treatment can shrink the skin of the labia minora and labia majora to tighten the skin in those areas. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and has little to no downtime, making it a convenient option for those who do not want the recovery associated with vaginal rejuvenation surgeries. Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation has its limitations, however, as it is indicated for specific symptoms; whereas surgical techniques span a wide variety of needs. In addition, ThermiVa® typically needs a series of three monthly treatments to reach a plateau and touch-up treatments every 8-12 months to maintain lasting results.
Both surgical and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation can provide dramatic results for the right candidates. The only way to determine which method of treatment can help you achieve your desired outcome is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Yarinsky. During the consultation process, he will go over which techniques are most appropriate for your needs, explaining the pros and cons of each option.
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To learn if you are a good candidate for labiaplasty, please contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Yarinsky.