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Vaginal Rejuvenation

The term “vaginal rejuvenation” encompasses a number of different types of surgical procedures for improving the aesthetics of the vaginal area, reconstructing or repairing vaginal damage, or to increase sexual satisfaction. Several procedures may be performed to achieve the results for the individual.

What is a clitoral hood reduction?

Your clitoris is the actual erogenous organ of the vagina and has approximately 15,000 nerve endings. To prevent constant stimulation and, possibly, irritation, it is covered by the clitoral hood. If your clitoral hood is too large or positioned in a way that covers too much of your clitoris, it can impede proper stimulation of the clitoris, making orgasm difficult.

A clitoral hood reduction, also known as a “hoodectomy,” reveals the clitoris by removing the excess folds of the clitoral hood. It can improve the balance of vaginal area for a more aesthetic appearance.

What is the procedure for a clitoral hoodectomy?

The procedure may vary, based on your individual anatomy, but it is most often performed using a Y incision and done in combination with a labiaplasty, which reshapes the inner lips at the entrance of the vagina. A labiaplasty is typically done in an office and takes about one hour to perform.

What is the recovery time for a clitoral hood reduction?

It is not considered a high-risk procedure. Downtime is just a few days, but you should abstain from sexual activity or highly active exercise for up to six weeks following the procedure.

What is vaginal tightening?

Aging, hormonal changes, being overweight and, particularly the stretching of the tissues or an episiotomy from childbirth, can cause the pelvic muscles of the vagina to relax or become or looser. Vaginal tightening, also known as a vaginoplasty, is a procedure that improves the elasticity of the vagina by tightening the muscles and lining inside the floor of the pelvis. It can increase strength, control, and muscle contraction.

What is the procedure for vaginal tightening?

Once the exact amount of tightening you need is determined, Dr. Hamawy will mark off a pie-shaped area, showing the extra skin that will be removed from inside your vagina. The first part of the surgical procedure involves tightening the tissues below the skin; the second part is closing off the mucous membrane that lines the pelvis. It is typically performed as a same day procedure and can be performed under general anesthesia or under with mild sedation in the office.

What is the recovery time for a vaginal tightening?

Most women require 5-7 days of recovery before returning to work. While heavy lifting and generally intense exercise are not recommended, since they can stress the stitches, doing Kegel exercises may be encouraged during the first few weeks. Sexual activity and the use tampons should be avoided for up to six weeks. They can help tighten and strengthen your vaginal muscles, which will reduce the amount of scar tissue. They should be done very gently, at first.

What is a labia majoroplasty?

The labia majora are the plump, lip-like structures on either side of the vulva (from the Latin for wrapping or covering, and refers to all the parts of the female sex organ). They are usually larger toward the anterior and are the portion of the vagina that is visible. A majoroplasty is a cosmetic procedure for recontouring or reducing the amount of tissue in this portion of the vaginal area.

What is the procedure for a labia majoroplasty?

The amount of tissue to be removed depends on just how much excess tissue you have and is determined for each individual upon inspection. Regardless of the amount of tissue to be removed, the procedure is the same: A small crescent-shaped section of skin is removed from the inner portion to help remove any laxity and tighten the appearance.

What is the recovery time for a labia majoroplasty?

The actual downtime—time off from work—is typically 3-5 days, but you should refrain from wearing tampons or having sexual intercourse for four to six weeks. As with most surgical procedures, there can be some swelling or pain following the procedure, but this can be reduced by doing the typical "twenty minutes on, twenty minutes off" with a cold pack placed between your underpants and an elastic garment during your downtime. These undergarments are readily available in virtually any department store. Also, lying down with your bottom elevated can help reduce the swelling.

What is hymenoplasty?

The hymen is a thin piece of tissue that’s located at the opening of your vagina. Hymenoplasty is reconstructive surgery designed to restore, repair, or construct a ruptured hymen. It is known colloquially as “revirginization.” Besides sexual intercourse, a ruptured hymen may be caused by riding a bicycle or a horse, falling, heavy lifting, gymnastics or other intense exercise, particularly at a young age.

What is the procedure for hymenoplasty?

A basic hymenoplasty stitches together any remnants of the hymen and is typically performed on an out-patient basis under local anesthesia. It takes 30 - 40 minutes.

What is the recovery time for a hymenoplasty?

You can usually return to work within three to four days after a hymenoplasty, but you should wait at least 10 days before doing any strenuous exercise or activities and 6 to 8 weeks to resume sexual intercourse.

What is the difference between an O-shot and a G-shot?

The purpose of both of these procedures is to increase your pleasure during sexual activity, but the techniques are very different.

  • O-shot – An injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that helps regenerate the entire urethral area by creating new blood flow, nerve growth, and collagen. It can also alleviate mild to moderate urinary incontinence issues.
  • G-shot – An injection of hyaluronic acid based dermal filler (also used to plump up facial wrinkles) directly into the G-spot; it is a temporary remedy.

Why choose Dr. Hamawy for vaginal rejuvenation?

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hamawy has performed more than 7,000 procedures over the past 20 years. Trained at some of the top institutions in the United States, he is highly regarded by peers and colleagues alike and has even developed his own surgical techniques so that he can deliver exceptional results that significantly improve your quality of life.

He also has an outstanding patient satisfaction rating. This is not only because of the successful outcomes he has achieved but for the level of care, compassion, and warmth he shows to each person under his care.

Are you a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation?

If you are in generally good health and have realistic expectations about the possible outcome, discuss your thoughts, desires, and concerns with Dr. Hamawy, who can help you decide on what would be your optimal treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is the procedure for recontouring the Labia?

If you are undergoing liposuction to any other part of the body, Dr. Hamawy can recontour the lips and plump them back up to a more desirable size and shape by injecting small amounts of the fatty tissue harvested from the liposuction.

How long will the swelling from a labia majoroplasty last?

Most swelling will be gone within six weeks, although rarely, it can last six months or, possibly, longer. This depends primarily on how thick the tissue is.

Are there non-surgical procedures for vaginal rejuvenation?

There are several non-surgical procedures for vaginal rejuvenation, and Dr. Hamawy will discuss all of your options during your consultation, so that you can make an informed decision.

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