Vaginal Rejuvenation - What are the Options?

By: Cindy Knowles


Time leaves its mark on our bodies, and sooner or later we begin to see the effects of aging and gravity. Unfortunately, our lady parts don’t escape unscathed. Age and childbirth take their toll and many women end up unhappy with the results. For this reason, an increasing number of women are looking into vaginal rejuvenation options.

Modern medicine has risen to the challenge, and today there are a surprising number of options available in this field. There are, of course, several surgical treatments offered by plastic cosmetic surgeons; however, we will also discuss the less invasive options on the market today - options that are (in many cases) the better solution.

Surgical Solutions for Vaginal Rejuvenation

The end goal of vaginal rejuvenation is a tighter, more aesthetically pleasing vagina. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery accomplishes this goal through altering the vagina internally or reducing the lips of the vulva. Depending on what issues a woman is facing, her doctor may suggest one or a combination of the following procedures.

  • Vaginoplasty is one of the most common procedures for correcting the problem of loose muscles that have been stretched through childbirth. The procedure helps to tighten the vaginal muscles and reduce the size of the vagina by removing some excess vaginal lining. This surgery can result in a significantly tighter vagina and more friction during sex.


  • Perineoplasty is commonly recommended for women who experience weakness in their perineum after giving birth. The perineum is the small region between the anus and the vaginal opening, and this little muscle can occasionally be damaged during the rigors of childbirth. This damage can sometimes affect sensation and aesthetic appearance, so perineoplasty surgery can help to repair and strengthen that damaged muscle. A perineoplasty may often be followed by laser surgery to reduce the size and appearance of the vaginal opening as well.


  • Labiaplasty is more of a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing the labia majora and/or minora (the inner and/or outer lips of the vagina). Childbirth and age may cause stretched, elongated or uneven labias, and this procedure modifies them to make them smaller or more even. This surgery is a fairly short out-patient procedure, during which the excess tissue is removed with a laser under general anesthesia.


  • Hymenoplasty is a somewhat controversial procedure, at times referred to as “revirginization”. It gets this name because the goal of the surgery is to repair a broken hymen. The hymen is a thin membrane inside the vagina that typically remains intact until a woman has intercourse for the first time. Of course, the hymen can be broken after using a tampon, or even by a rigorous activity like horseback riding. Some women, however, opt for this surgery due to ethnic, cultural, or religious reasons. Additionally, some rape victims choose to have this surgery as a means of psychological and physical healing.


  • Hoodectomy surgery is performed to reduce or completely remove the hood covering the clitoris. The surgery is a minor one and does not require any anesthesia, as the surgeon simply removes the excess prepuce tissue (the tissue surrounding the clitoris), leaving the clitoral node exposed. This procedure is most commonly performed when a woman is suffering from Clitoral Phimosis, a condition that inhibits the normal flexibility of the clitoris. A hoodectomy may also be performed to enhance sexual function or for hygiene related issues that stem from excessive prepuce tissue.


Non-Surgical Solutions for Vaginal Rejuvenation

Of course, many women are wary of pursuing surgery due to the risks, time and expense involved. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery can not only be fairly risky, but it is generally quite expensive, and often quite unnecessary. Fortunately, there are a number of simple, non-surgical options available to women who need to tighten things up down south.


  • Labial Puff is a simple procedure that has proven helpful in many women. Older women or women who have given birth may experience a certain laxity or deflation of the labia. Just like our facial skin wrinkles and sags with age, our lady parts also age. This can be solved non-surgically with an injection of fat, known as a labial puff. The procedure is non-invasive and the area will only need to be numbed slightly during the injections. A labial puff can be of great help to a woman who wants a more pleasant, balanced look.


  • Shrink cream or gel can be a very cost-effective, natural way for a woman to experience a more enjoyable sex life. There are a number of shrink creams on the market today that are highly effective in bringing back the pleasure of sex for both partners. These creams and gels work by increasing blood flow to the vagina, resulting in almost immediate constriction, improved elasticity, and heightened sensitivity.


  • Exercise is a simple solution, but one that has proven highly effective for most women - particularly after childbirth. The body is a wonderful thing, and just as amazingly as the vagina can stretch to accommodate a baby, it can also shrink back to a proper size with the right strengthening exercises. While exercise may not solve the problem completely, kegels and other exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor can be a great first step on your way to complete vaginal rejuvenation.

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Womens personal care is a topic that Cindy often writes about. Home remedies, along with alternative medicine, have been a great interest to her. Visit Cindy's site and learn more today at - intivarcream.org/intivar-cream-vs-vaginoplasty-the-pros-and-cons/

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