Changes to the appearance from aging or other factors do not only affect the areas of the body that are easily visible. Some women also suffer the private embarrassment and physical pain caused by changes to the genital area. The lips of the vagina, known as the labia, can grow larger over time, leading to cosmetic and physical discomfort that can affect every aspect of life. Fortunately, there are now vaginal rejuvenation procedures that reverse this trend, creating a more pleasing aesthetic appearance and eliminating uncomfortable symptoms often caused by enlarged labia.
The Problem with Change
There are many factors that can impact the function and appearance of the vagina over time. Childbirth and menopause often lead to vaginal laxity and dryness. Genetics and the simple passage of time can also result in the enlargement of the inner labia, known as the labia minora.
These changes do more than create alterations in the appearance of the vagina. Other concerns might include:
- Discomfort when participating in some activities
- Pain during or after intercourse
- Uncomfortable friction when wearing certain types of clothing
- Loss of libido
- Stress urinary incontinence
These issues will not resolve on their own, but there are treatment options to reverse the effects of aging on the vagina and improve a woman’s quality of life overall.
ThermiVa is a non-surgical approach to vaginal tightening that has helped many women achieve greater comfort and confidence. This treatment uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the vaginal area, which increases lubrication and improves tissue quality over time. Women that undergo ThermiVa often find sex to be more pleasurable once again and may see improvements to minor bladder leakage as well.
ThermiVa is a painless procedure that does not require any type of anesthesia. A wand is placed into the vaginal area, which warms and constricts the tissue in just a few minutes of treatment time. Women do not experience any discomfort during treatment and can return to their regular activities immediately after. Most women see significant results after a series of three treatments, spaced one month apart. Those results can last up to a full year before any touch-up procedures are required.
What is Labiaplasty?
For women suffering from enlarged labia, a surgical procedure known as labiaplasty may be a better solution. This procedure removes excess skin and tissue from the labia to create a proportionate appearance and eliminate hanging skin that leads to physical discomfort and embarrassment. The procedure produces permanent results for women, improving both the function and the appearance of the labia.
Dr. Patel at New Reflections Plastic Surgery has perfected his labiaplasty technique to create the most comfortable procedure possible for his patients. Women that undergo this surgery experience minimal discomfort after the procedure and are often back to regular activities within about three days. It is Dr. Patel’s expertise in anatomy, as well as his surgical experience and skill that allow him to offer this innovative labiaplasty technique to his patients.
Whether you are looking for significant correction to an enlarged labia or simply want to tighten the vaginal area for greater sexual satisfaction, Dr. Patel can help. Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Patel by phoning New Reflections Plastic Surgery at 732-354-3792.