“I started my vaginal renewal surgical experience early in my career. There were a number of women from Jordan, Kenya and Sudan that lived in the community where my practice was located. They had experienced female genital mutilation as young girls. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual removal of some or all of the external genitalia. These patients were frequently requesting repair of their external genitalia. It was my privilege to be able to restore their anatomy. This gave me a unique opportunity to experience what it means to a woman to gain confidence and comfort in the appearance of her genitalia.” — Dr. Michelle Jones Singer
With age and child birth, a woman’s vaginal region can become lax and lose some of the appearance and elasticity present previously. Some women are simply unhappy with the appearance of their outer labia. Vaginal Renewal Surgery, or “Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery”, can improve the appearance of the outer areas as well as tighten up the inner regions. Overall, this can improve your sex life, decrease pain, and improve cosmetic appearance.
Vaginoplasty is not an aesthetic procedure – it is a functional procedure involving the tightening of the inner and outer muscles and structures of the vagina enhancing vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control.While the details of this procedure will be discussed with Dr. Jones Singer during your consultation, it is important to understand the primary goal of vaginal tightening is to enhance sexual gratification for the patient. This is achieved by reducing the external diameter of the vagina and tightening the internal muscles to a patient’s specifications, thereby increasing friction experienced during intercourse.
The surgery can be done as an out-patient procedure, with minimal scarring, minimal pain, and a fast recovery. At COSMETIC SURGERY OF INDIANAPOLIS you can rest assured that your doctor will have the time to get to know you as an individual, and address your medical concerns completely.
Reasons for Vaginoplasty/Vaginal Rejuvenation
- Self conscious and embarrassed due to large vaginal opening
- Decreased sensation with intercourse for one or both partners
- Scar tissue at vaginal opening
- Loss of feeling during penile strokes
- Partner falls out with thrusting
Q. What is a Vaginoplasty?
A. A Vaginoplasty tightens the vaginal muscle that usually loosen after vaginal delivery of a child. The vagina can be loose from trauma or simply from aging. The procedure also removes some loose tissue.
Q. I do not feel my partner nor does he feel me when we have intercourse and it really is worrying me. He is wonderful about it but I just want to feel him more. Can a Vaginoplasty help?
A. If your vagina is loose and the muscles in your vagina are loose or if you are not able feel your partner like you did before then you are probably a good candidate for a Vaginoplasty. That is assuming that you’re partner is able to still have a firm erection. Find an experienced Cosmetic Gynecologist and have a thorough exam and discuss your concerns.
Q. What are the risk of a Vaginoplasty?
A. The risk of a Vaginoplasty include infection, bleeding and remember it is a surgical procedure so the risk of surgery are included.
Q. How much does a Vaginoplasty cost?
A. Please call our office for pricing.
Q. How long is recovery from having a Vaginoplasty?
A. Most women are able to return to work in about 5-7 days. It takes 6-8 weeks for full recovery and to be able to have intercourse
Q. Does a Vaginoplasty help with urinary incontinence?
A. A Vaginoplasty tightens the muscles in the posterior vaginal wall. The muscles you do kegals with. It may help but, if you are having urinary incontinence problems you should have a urinary evaluation first.
Q. How long do the results last after a Vaginoplasty?
A. As long as a woman does not have another vaginal deliver it should last very long. Remember you will continue to age so age does effect how long the Vaginoplasty results last.
Q. Is having a Vaginoplasty safe?
A. It is important to have a qualified experienced board certified Cosmetic Gynecologist do the surgery. See before and after photos and ask to speak with previous patients to hear their experience. Remember there are risks in any survey such as bleeding and infection etc.
Q. How long does it take for the swelling after a Vaginoplasty to go down?
A. I usually takes about 2-3 weeks before you notice the swelling is going down.
Q. How soon am I able to get in a bathtub after a Vaginoplasty?
A. I instruct my patients to not soak in a tub until 6 weeks after the surgery and only after I have examined them.
Labiaplasty, or labialplasty, is a one to two hour surgical procedure designed to sculpt the external vaginal structures by reducing and/or reshaping long or uneven labia. Childbirth, the aging process, and the effects of gravity may all erode the beauty of the female genitalia including the labia minora, labia majora, and perineum. Long labia minora may interfere with exercise or intercourse, and may cause embarrassment for some when wearing certain clothes, such as bathing suits, leggings, or jeans which may call attention to any bulge. Over time the labia majora may relax and sag, while the perineum may show signs of scarring from an episiotomy or laceration incurred during childbirth.
Reasons for Labiaplasty
- Unhappy with appearance due to size, asymmetry, pigmentation or length
- Self conscious due to appearance
- Irritation with prolonged sitting or walking
- Pain/pulling/discomfort/irritation with intercourse or certain activities
- Unable to wear certain clothes/lingerie/bikinis
- Inhibits sexual activity due to appearance
Q. How much does a Labiaplasty cost?
A. Call Our office for pricing.
Q. What is the recovery time of a Labiaplasty?
A. The recovery time after a Labiaplasty is about 6 weeks.
Q. How long after having a Labiaplasty can I have sex?
A. I usually request that my patients not have sex for at least 6 weeks
Q. How can I treat the wrinkles in my labia majora?
A. One way to treat the wrinkles on the labia majora is a non surgical option with radiofrequency which will stimulate the connective tissue and collagen. Another way is with fat transfer to the labia majora. It is important that you consult an experienced Cosmetic Gynecologist for your treatment.
Q. Which Labiaplasty procedure should I have? A wedge resection or a linear resection?
A. It is important to consult an experienced cosmetic gynecologist and have a thorough examination and evaluation. Also radiofrequency is a technique that is also done called Accutite/Aviva which is by a company called InMode. It is done in the office with twilight anesthesia and local anesthesia. You will not have any incisions with this procedure.
Q. When I am walking my labia rub and get very irritated when I walk. It even hurts when I wear my underwear. I always have to move the underwear while I walk, run or do any activity. Will a Labiaplasty help this problem?
A. A Labiaplasty will reduce the size of your labia and therefore reduce the rubbing and discomfot that you are experiencing. As a matter of fact this is the main reason I am consulted for a Labiaplasty.
Q. Will a Labiaplasty help me to be able to wear tight pants. I can’t wear yoga pants, leggings, swimming suits or anything that is close to may labia that does not make me look like I have a bulge in my pants?
A. A Labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the size of your labia. This will help with that bulge and allow you to wear the clothes that you chose.
Q. Will I get an infection in my incisions after I get a Labiaplasty from the urine passing over the incision?
A. Urine is sterile so you will not get an infection. The urine does sting the incision sometimes so I recommend using the peri-bottle that I supply for you to use post operatively. You simply fill the bottle with water and squirt it on to your labia as you are urinating. This helps with the burning and keeping the area clean. You need to gently dry the labia after using the water on the labia.
Q. I had a Labiaplasty done 10 days ago and it is swollen and bruised. What should I do?
A. The first thing to do is to contact your surgeon and have an examination. The first weeks after a Labiaplasty can be very frightening because of swelling and bruising. This is the recovery healing phase. It will resolve and you will see the final results in about 6-8 weeks. Don’t panic. Continue to follow your surgeon’s instructions and evaluate the results in 6-8 weeks.
Q. My labia are large and are different sizes and they are dark. Is this a reason to have a Labiaplasty?
A. If you are not happy with the appearance of your labia and it inhibits you from feeling confident about yourself, then you should consider having a Labiaplasty. Consult an experienced Cosmetic Gynecologist and have a thorough exam. Discuss your concerns and make a decision that best suits you.
Q. What is a hymenoplasty?
A. A hymenoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to repair a hymen that is torn usually from premarital sex. It is usually done for cultural or religious reasons. It is done to make the vaginal opening appear virginal.
Q. What is the Hymen?
A. The hymen is a thin membrane that surrounds the opening of the vagina.
Q. How is the hymen broken?
A. The hymen is usually broken or torn with sexual intercourse. It can however be torn with insertion of a tampon or with insertion of sex toys into the vagina. Rarely it is torn with physical activity but this is rare.
Q. How long with a hymenoplasty last?
A. If nothing is inserted inside your vagina or it will last indefinitely.
Q. Does a woman always bleed after the hymen is broken?
A. Not every woman will bleed when the hymen is torn. This is why relying on bleeding after the first time a woman has intercourse is not an indication of virginity.
Q. How long does a hymenoplasty take to heal?
A. The recovery time for a hymenoplasty is 6-8 weeks. Remember not all women will bleed after the first sexual encounter even if she has never had intercourse before.
Q. Can I tear my hymen riding a bike?
A. This rarely happens. If you had an accident while riding the bike and feel across the sissy bar in the exact spot of the vulva it could possible happen. This seldom occurs. If you are concerned you can have an examination to confirm.
Q. How can I tell if my hymen is not torn?
A. I advise you have an exam by a physician that can let you know for certain.