Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation
Female genital rejuvenation refers to surgical procedures designed to improve the appearance of the external female genitalia. These procedures are named based on the area of desired improvement.
Surgical treatment includes:
- Labiaplasty: procedures that reduce the length of the labia minora. These procedures are both aesthetic and functional as they can reduce rubbing and irritation. Surgery may correct asymmetr and improve overall appearance, reducing the labia minora so that they are flush with the outer labia. The two main techniques are trimming the excess skin or removing a wedge of excess skin. Closure is typically with dissolving sutures.
- Clitoral Hood Reduction: Excess folds of skin may be excised, often performed in combination with labiaplasty.
- Labia Majoraplasty: A crescent of skin and fat is typically excised from the inner portion of the labia majora when in excess. Secondary revision can also be done, using liposuction to inject fat to restore volume in patients unhappy with previous corrections.
- Monsplasty: The upper hair-bearing portion of the vulva is the mons pubis. This area may be targeted for aesthetic contour improvement with either liposuction and/or surgical excision to remove excess skin and fat.
- Vaginal Rejuvenation: Procedure deigned to tighten the vagina after childbearing to enhance sexual satisfaction. Surgical removal of excess mucosa (lining skin) from the back wall of the vagina and muscle repair are performed. Excess external skin may also be removed when necessary.