Our bodies inevitably change throughout our lives, but not always in welcome ways. For many women, changes to the vagina after childbirth or menopause can have a significant negative impact, from reducing arousal to contributing to urinary incontinence. Fortunately, several surgical and nonsurgical treatments can restore your appearance, strengthen the pelvic floor, and increase sensitivity.
At Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Maria Diaz uses her expertise as a board-certified OB/GYN, cosmetic surgeon, and hormone specialist to create individualized vaginal rejuvenation treatment plans. Her holistic approach focuses on helping women alleviate discomfort, reclaim pleasure, and feel like the best versions of themselves. To learn more about the vaginal rejuvenation procedures we offer in Rancho Mirage, CA, read on or call 760-610-8990 to book a consultation.
What Are the Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Childbirth, menopause, and aging can affect vaginal strength and health, but there are several procedures designed to correct these unwanted changes and restore muscle tone.
Vaginal rejuvenation treatments can address the following:
- Loss of sensitivity and sexual pleasure.
- Pain or discomfort during sex.
- Urine leakage which is common in postpartum and post-menopausal patients.
- Lack of vaginal lubrication.
- Cosmetic issues, including loose skin or disproportional labia.
When you meet with Dr. Diaz, she’ll discuss the benefits and limitations of each vaginal rejuvenation treatment we offer and recommend the best procedures for your health and aesthetic goals.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures at Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery
Our practice offers several surgical and nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation options, including fat transfer, Renuvion®, labiaplasty surgery, the O-shot®, and the G-shot®. These procedures address a range of issues, from restoring lost volume for an enhanced appearance to increasing satisfaction during intimacy. Some key benefits of each treatment are explored below.
A labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can reshape the labia minora (inner labia). Surgery for the labia majora (outer labia) is called a majoraplasty. The labia can grow during pregnancy or as you age. Sometimes, longer inner labia become irritated by friction from clothing or cause discomfort during sexual intercourse. During a labiaplasty procedure, Dr. Diaz can remove any excess tissue that’s causing discomfort and create a more symmetrical appearance. This outpatient surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia and is often done in-office. A labiaplasty typically takes one to two hours to complete.
Many women experience significant volume loss around the vulva as they age or after substantial weight loss, which can lead to a drooping appearance. A fat transfer (or fat grafting) uses excess tissue from areas like the buttocks, abdomen, or thighs to restore a soft, full appearance. Fat transfers are usually performed on the labia majora.
Renuvion® Nonsurgical Tightening
Loss of vaginal skin elasticity is a common problem after menopause or childbirth. Renuvion provides a nonsurgical solution, using helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to stimulate tissue contraction and collagen production. This treatment can tighten vulvar tissue for increased stimulation and less skin sagging.
Patients who want to increase their sexual pleasure could benefit from the O-Shot. This treatment uses your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is collected with a simple blood draw from the arm and then processed in a centrifuge. PRP contains highly active growth factors that trigger healthy tissue regeneration.
When injected into numbed areas around the clitoris and upper vagina, PRP can strengthen vaginal tissue, reduce discomfort during intercourse, improve sensitivity and lubrication, and of course, increase the frequency and quality of the “Os” this shot is named after. In addition to boosting sexual pleasure, the O-Shot can sometimes reduce stress incontinence.
Like the O-Shot, the G-Shot is designed to increase stimulation and improve sexual wellness. However, rather than using PRP, the G-Shot injects hyaluronic acid into the Gräfenberg spot (AKA G-spot). The injection increases the sensitivity of this erogenous area inside the vagina, which can help women who have difficulty achieving orgasm.
ThermiVA is a quick, non-invasive, procedure delivering physician-controlled radio frequency energy using a thoughtfully designed hand-piece to gently heat tissue.
This simple procedure activates your body’s natural skin-healing power to increase collagen and elastin resulting in vaginal rejuvenation. The specially designed hand piece has a thoughtful design with comfort in mind. The small metal square on the bottom of the electrode is the active tip – this is the area that will gently heat the tissue via emission of radio-frequency energy.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Ideal candidates for vaginal rejuvenation are women who struggle with vaginal laxity, pain during intercourse, loss of vaginal sensitivity, and/or urinary continence. Candidates should be non-smokers and in overall good health before undergoing any type of surgical or non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment.
Patients who have undiagnosed vaginal or cervical lesions, a UTI, or are currently receiving chemotherapy for cancer treatment will not be suitable for vaginal rejuvenation. Those who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding will also not be suitable candidates for this procedure.
Are There Any Risks with a Labiaplasty?
If you do choose the surgical option of a labiaplasty for your vaginal rejuvenation, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks it may pose Although a safe and effective procedure, a labiaplasty can involve the following risks:
- Excessive bleeding
- Reduced sensitivity of the genitals
- Blood clots in the veins
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia
At Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery, our team prioritizes patient safety and comfort during each procedure. When it comes to your vaginal rejuvenation, we want to ensure you can achieve a comfortable, safe, and successful recovery. Under Dr. Diaz’s care, patients can feel confident they have a helpful team to turn to in the case of complications.
Schedule Your Vaginal Rejuvenation Consultation
Too many women live with a loss of sexual pleasure, urinary incontinence, or self-consciousness. At Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery, we love helping these patients – from new moms to new grandmas – restore their comfort and reclaim their sensuality. As a NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner, OB/GYN, and skilled cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Diaz can create a comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation plan that supports your goals. If you have vaginal health or cosmetic concerns, call 760-610-8990 or contact us online to book your consultation in Rancho Mirage, CA.