Love, Self

What’s It Like To Rejuvenate Your Lady Parts

We’ve all heard about vaginal rejuvenation at some point whether in passing or in detail, but most of us, unless we’ve actually had it done, don’t really know much about it. Is it something reserved for people who are very into the idea of plastic surgery? Is it for people working in a certain industry (hint: adult)? What exactly is it and why would someone need/want it?

So we reached out to Dr. Ronald D Blatt MD FACOG, Chief Surgeon and Medical Director, Manhattan Center for Vaginal Surgery to see if he could shed some light for all of us. Here’s what he had to say.

The term vaginal rejuvenation refers to a surgery consisting of a Labiaplasty and a Vaginoplasty, sort of a two in one deal. The labiaplasty reduces the size of the small labia so it deals with the outside look while the vaginoplasty deals with the actual vagina by tightening it as well as the actual vaginal opening. Now that we actually have a better idea of what everything means, it’s important to know which procedure is suitable in which circumstance.

Patients who desire labiaplasty have enlarged and/or irregular labia. Their complaints are often cosmetic, but it’s not just about vanity as some problems include irritation with clothing, exercise and sex. The enlarged labia may also cause bulging in clothing, especially bathing suits. The surgery takes about 1.5 hours and the patients can resume most of their daily activities after about 3 days with full healing around 6 to 8 weeks.

Most of the times, a vaginoplasty is performed on patients with one or more vaginal deliveries. After vaginal deliveries the vagina and surrounding tissues are stretched leading to complaints of decreased sensation with intercourse. The more children the worse the symptoms. The surgery itself takes about the same time as the labiaplasty with the same healing timeframes helped by the usual painkillers and antibiotics that come with most surgeries.

The entire vaginal rejuvenation takes about 2.5 hours and includes the labiaplasty and the vaginoplasty. While it is surgery and every surgery should be monitored closely, we were happy to hear that post op complications are very rare, but if patients are experiencing increased bleeding, pain or fever, it’s time to contact the surgeon to make sure everything is healing properly.

While the initial healing is done in about 4-6 weeks, patients should not engage in any sexual activity until about 8 weeks after the surgery to make sure everything has healed properly. Just think about all that built up sexual energy you’ll have after 8 weeks and a brand new lady parts J ! Another thing that Dr. Blatt cautioned against was waxing…not than anyone would even consider waxing a healing vag, considering how much it hurts on an average day, but just in case, he recommends waiting on that too.

Now that you know a little more about it, would you consider getting a makeover down there? If you’ve already had vaginal rejuvenation, are there any tips you’d like to share?