Vaginal rejuvenation is a surgical treatment that is actually comprised of two procedures: vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. A vaginoplasty involves the tightening of the vaginal canal and the surrounding muscle structures. Labiaplasty refers to the surgical procedure that targets the aesthetics of the labia. Vaginal rejuvenation in our Chicago, IL cosmetic surgery office is often performed after a woman has given birth to multiple children, and it is designed to return the vagina to its “pre-pregnancy” state.
During vaginal rejuvenation surgery, excess soft tissue is removed from the vaginal canal and the adjacent muscles are restructured to promote a tighter, more youthful feel and appearance. The size of the labia may be reduced and their shape recontoured to improve comfort and enhance appearance. Patients who undergo vaginal rejuvenation often enjoy dramatically more sexual sensation, which contributes to their overall quality of life.
Trust the experience, skill, and extensive credentials of Dr. Irvin Wiesman, a board-certified plastic surgeon at the Wiesman Institute in Chicago, IL and Highland Park, IL. Dr. Wiesman and his staff excel at providing our patients with peace of mind, comfort, and medical care that is tailored specifically to their unique needs. We genuinely look forward to providing you with superior care and customized procedures that help restore and renew your self-confidence.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a popular solution for tightening the muscles, structures, and canal of the vagina. It is normal to have a few concerns before you’re ready to commit to the procedure. Dr. Wiesman will explain everything during your initial consultation to feel confident in the decision you are making. In the meantime, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about vaginal rejuvenation.
Women experiencing vaginal dryness, incontinence, painful intercourse, or other issues affecting sexual functions can be candidates for the procedure. However, you’ll require a consultation with Dr. Wiesman to ensure it is right for you. Generally, it is recommended for women experiencing symptoms of:
Although every case differs, post-menopausal women can be candidates for the treatment, as well as those who have had a hysterectomy.
You won’t be able to have vaginal rejuvenation immediately after childbirth. Although each situation varies, most women will need to wait at least 3 months. You will also need to be cleared by your OBGYN before we can proceed with the procedure.
It’s not unusual to experience temporary vaginal spotting or mild bleeding. There may also be a burning sensation when urinating, cramping, and overall discomfort. Dr. Wiesman will review your aftercare instructions to minimize any post-op side effects, like using an OTC pain reliever to manage any discomfort.
Typically, the procedure is considered elective, like liposuction or breast augmentation. Therefore, it isn’t always covered by insurance. If the treatment is deemed medically necessary, such as from urinary incontinence or pelvic prolapse, you may be able to use your coverage to offset the cost. Our office strives to keep the procedure affordable for everyone. A member of our team will review your personalized estimate and payment options, like using third-party financing.
The risk of complications is minimal when choosing a qualified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Wiesman. In fact, post-op issues are seen in less than 1% of cases, which is significantly lower than the complications involved with pregnancy and childbirth. In rare cases, women may experience infection, bleeding, nerve injury, or bowel issues.
Dr. Wiesman will advise against intercourse and masturbation for at least 6 weeks following your procedure to ensure the best functional and aesthetic results.
Although many women seek the procedure after giving birth vaginally, you may still benefit from vaginal rejuvenation if you have had a c-section. In fact, women who have never given birth can also benefit from the procedure. Candidacy for the surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis, and childbirth isn’t a requirement.
Contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation with our team and discover the difference that our commitment to excellence can make in your everyday life. Our state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery practice welcomes patients from throughout Chicago, Highland Park, Cicero, Aurora, Berwyn, Lake Forest, Northbrook, and beyond.