VAGINAL REJUVENATION (VAGINOPLASTY)
WHAT IS VAGINOPLASTY?
Vaginal rejuvenation (Vaginoplasty) is sometimes referred to as laser vaginal rejuvenation (LVR). They mean the same thing: a surgery that "tightens" the vagina by enhancing the vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control. It will effectively decrease the internal and external vaginal diameters as well as build up and strengthen the perineal body (the area immediately outside the vagina and above the anus).
WHY WOULD I NEED VAGINOPLASTY?
In vaginal relaxation, the muscles are relaxed and have poor tone, strength, and control. The internal and external diameters increase. Under these circumstances, the vagina is no longer at its optimum physiological state. As a result, women may experience stress incontinence and/or diminished sexual gratification.
Some women (especially those who have experienced childbirth) may have stress urinary incontinence issues associated with coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, or sex. At Meadows Surgical Arts, Dr. Meadows can fix urinary incontinence with Vaginoplasty.
DIMINISHED SEXUAL GRATIFICATION
Sexual gratification for the female is directly related to the amount of frictional forces generated. With age, or after childbirth, the sensual side of sexual gratification may be diminished, as they lack an overall optimum architectural integrity of the vagina. Dr. Meadows can restore optimal structure to the vagina with Vaginoplasty, resulting in enhancement of sexual gratification.
EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH KNOWLEDGE, CHOICES, AND ALTERNATIVES
We encourage patients to participate in their healthcare and surgical design. We know that women want their physician to listen to them and provide viable solutions. In addition to his certification as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Meadows is an OB/GYN, which means that over the course of his medical career, he has learned a tremendous amount from listening to women. Our patients have told us that Kegel exercises do not work. Women who have had children want a solution to rejuvenate the vagina and achieve the best sexual experience possible. Even for women without children, Vaginoplasty may be an excellent choice.
In one of our patient surveys, women were asked: Do women want to be loose or relaxed or do women want to be "tight"? Predictably, women answered 100% that they want to be tight. They want to be, "like they were when they were younger," or, "before they had children." The Vaginoplasty procedure at Meadows Surgical Arts' state-of-the-art surgical center will do just that.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM LABIAPLASTY?
Labiaplasty is the aesthetic surgical enhancement of the outer female genital structures, most often (but not limited to) the labia majora (outside lips) and labia minora (inside lips). You can read more about that procedure here, or learn about combining both procedures here.