Rejuvenation of the female genital area improves the look as well as the function. Child birth and ageing affects the genital area in many ways. More and more women are seeking cosmetic surgery to enhance the genital aesthetics and sexual function. Multiple child births cause repeated dilatation of the vaginal muscles, thereby leading to loss of tone and tightness of vagina. Sexual gratification may be seriously affected by this loss of tone. The Kegel exercises help to regain the tone to some extent and in some cases the exercises may be sufficient. Even with sustained and regular Kegel exercises, in some cases the tone is not restored to a satisfactory level. A posterior perineoplasty (vaginal tightening surgery) in such cases will be helpful. The vaginal opening or introitus is made smaller and the excess lining is removed. The result is an increased vaginal tone, voluntary control and muscle strength which leads to an improved self esteem.
Other changes that occur in the genital area include fat deposits on the mons pubis, the hair bearing area above the clitoris, sagging of the mons pubis, loss of volume of the labia majora and enlargement of the labia minora.
VAGINAL REJUVENATION SURGERY
This is usually conducted as a day care surgery. The procedures can be performed under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia.
The popular options in vaginal rejuvenation are
Labia minora reduction and labiaplasty
Fat grafting of labia majora
Liposuction of mons pubis
Hymen repair / reconstruction