What to Expect During a Consultation for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Considering a vaginal rejuvenation procedure? Do your homework before scheduling, just as you would with any surgical procedure. First find a board-certified plastic surgeon. Check the website for good before and after photos and biography of the surgeon. Remember that advance preparation is a worthwhile investment in your final outcome.
Once you’ve booked your vaginal rejuvenation consultation spend some time thinking about the following questions. You may want to write them down and take them to your appointment.
- What are your surgical goals?
- Do you have any medical conditions or drug allergies?
- Are you currently or have you in the past received medical treatment?
- Are you on any medications? What about vitamins or herbal supplements?
- Do you use alcohol, tobacco or drugs?
- Have you had any previous surgeries?
Your surgeon will likely want to:
- Conduct a physical exam to evaluate your general health status.
- Ask about any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors that may interfere with labiaplasty.
- Share before and after pictures with you.
- Examen and take photographs of your vagina.
- Go over different options with you.
- Provide you with a recommended course of treatment.
- Cover the likely outcomes of the procedure.
- Discuss any risks or possible complications.
- Go over post-surgical care.
- Explain the use of local anesthesia during your labiaplasty.
You should feel comfortable asking questions. To help, we suggest that you come with some questions written down.
It is essential that you understand all aspects of your vaginal rejuvenation procedure from anesthesia to post-procedural care.
It is perfectly natural to have a mix of emotions going into a procedure of this nature. Don’t be afraid to share your feelings with your plastic surgeon. Many women feel some level of anxiety. Whether this is caused by excitement for your awaited new look or stress about recovery, don’t be shy. Discuss it with your surgeon.
What is the difference between labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation?
Labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are two distinct procedures that target different aspects of the female genital area. While they can be performed separately, they can also be combined in some cases to address multiple concerns simultaneously. Here’s a detailed explanation of the difference between labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation:
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that focuses on altering the appearance of the labia minora or labia majora. The labia minora are the inner lips surrounding the vaginal opening, while the labia majora are the outer lips. Women may seek labiaplasty for various reasons, such as reducing discomfort caused by enlarged or elongated labia, improving aesthetic appearance, enhancing self-confidence, or addressing asymmetry between the labia.
During a labiaplasty procedure, excess tissue is removed or reshaped to achieve the desired outcome. The surgery can involve reducing the length, width, or thickness of the labia minora, addressing asymmetry, or modifying the shape of the labia majora. Labiaplasty is typically performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure, and recovery time can vary from a few weeks to several months.
Vaginal rejuvenation, on the other hand, refers to a broader set of procedures aimed at improving the function, tightness, or appearance of the vagina. Vaginal rejuvenation procedures can be surgical or non-surgical, and they target different concerns such as vaginal laxity, stress urinary incontinence, dryness, or discomfort during intercourse.
Surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures may involve techniques like vaginoplasty, which tightens the vaginal canal by removing excess tissue and repairing the muscles. Non-surgical options can include laser treatments or radiofrequency devices that stimulate collagen production, improve vaginal elasticity, and enhance lubrication.
Unlike labiaplasty, which primarily focuses on the appearance of the labia, vaginal rejuvenation has a broader scope, encompassing various treatments to enhance vaginal function and address specific concerns.