Vaginal rejuvenation is a surgical procedure that helps to tighten the vagina and support its structures. It can be treated via laser or surgically (vaginoplasty). There may be a number of reasons that a woman chooses vaginal rejuvenation including:
- Repair torn and/or relaxed vaginal muscles resulting in a tighter vaginal canal
- Improve or enhance g-spot and sexual function
- Improve the aesthetic appearance of genitalia
What is Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Laser vaginal rejuvenation will enhance the tone, strength and improve the epithelium. It typically requires three treatments, and only targets the superficial epithelial layers of the vagina. It also does not change the aesthetic appearance of the external genitalia.
What is Vaginoplasty?
Dr. Kim offers the classic standard Vaginoplasty to address vaginal rejuvenation. Vaginoplasty repairs torn and relaxed muscles of the vagina, not only the epithelium. This procedure, once completed, is permanent. This is a surgical procedure, which is typically 1-2 hours in length from the time you walk in the door to the time you walk out. Vaginoplasty is not covered by insurance.
Vaginal Rejuvenation FAQs
Is the procedure painful?
Vaginal rejuvenation is a gentle, comfortable procedure. Dr. Kim will use a local anesthetic to relieve any pain during the procedure. Following the surgery, Dr. Kim may prescribe pain relievers and you may use cold packs in the area.
When can I return to work?
Most patients return to work in approximately 2 days following their vaginal rejuvenation procedure, and resume more physically exerting activities within 4 weeks.
When can I resume sex after vaginal rejuvenation?
Dr. Kim will review what you can expect following your procedure. Most patients can resume sexual activities in 6 weeks. Beyond that, some women may find that the area is still tender up to 10 weeks.
Are there any risks associated with vaginal rejuvenation?
No surgery is risk free. Vaginal rejuvenation is a very safe and effective procedure. Risks and side effects are rare and mild. Choosing an experienced, board certified gynecologist will minimize these risks even further.