Vaginal Aesthetics sub specialty Also known as female genital plastic surgery or aesthetic vaginal surgery deals with cosmetic surgery of private parts of a female. Invariably it includes hymenoplasty, labiaplasty, vaginoplasty etc. It includes various other procedures as well. The vaginal canal, mucous membrane and the vulvo-vagina structure is repaired with the help of Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery, also known as Vaginoplasty.
Vaginal Aesthetics is a perspective of health as well as image – it’s about confidence, more fulfilling sex, improved self-esteem.
Aesthetic vaginal treatments can help restore their self-esteem and confidence and assist them in recreating sexual excitement and rejuvenation of their love lives.
Who is it for?
Women who are not fully satisfied with how their intimate area looks (e.g. large labia or shape of their labia)
Women who experienced childbirth and have lax vagina
Women who want more fulfilling sex life
Women who have distorted genitalia since birth (congenital) or damaged in later life by diseases or injuries.
Women who desire re contouring after significant weight loss, aging or injury to genital structures
What all problems can be treated with Aesthetic Vaginal Surgeries?
There are multiple abnormalities of female genital area which need surgical treatment :
Torn Hymen: The hymen is a small mucosal fold that partially covers the entrance of the vagina. Though it does not entirely cover the opening due to common incidences e.g. after child birth, pelvic exercises, masturbation, trauma etc. it gets torn along its circumference. Torn hymen can be repaired with a procedure named as Hymenoplasty.
Abnormal shaped Labia Majora or outer vaginal lips / Labia Minora / inner vaginal lips:Larger folds of skin that are present on both sides of vaginal opening are called as labia Majora or outer vaginal lips. External genital structures which are closest to the vaginal opening just inside the larger labia majora structures that surround and protect the vaginal and urethral openings, are called as labia minora or Vaginal inner lips. In some cases, labia majora become hypertrophic because of childbirth and/or weight gain. Similarly, labia minora / vaginal inner lips develop an abnormal morphology or abnormal appearance e.g. the large protuberant appearance, asymmetrical (different size or shape from each other), thickening, developing dark edges, or large in size etc. The change in size (increase, hypertrophy) of labia minora can result in constant irritation in tight wears. Also changes in shape and appearance may cause embarrassment with a sexual partner. Surgery for these issue can greatly improve the aesthetic appearance and function of abnormally enlarged labia. This surgery of labia (majora or minora) reduction is called as Labiaplasty.
Clitoral hood abnormalities: —Clitoris is a small, knob like, structure composed of erectile tissues located at the apex of the labia majora, superior to the urethra. It is covered by the prepuce tissue—the surrounding “hood” that sheaths the clitoral node on three sides. The clitoris is one of the structures that are important for female sexual response & orgasm. Some women have thickened skin over the clitoris. This can interfere with stimulation and decrease sensitivity. The surgery for removing the hood surgically is called as Un-hooding of the Clitoris or Clitoral Unhooding . After surgery woman may enjoy greater and more intense stimulation often leading to more intense orgasms. In few women, the lateral clitoral hood merges with enlarged labia minora. In those cases, in order to get a truly improved aesthetic result, reduction of this lateral clitoral hood is done surgically which is called as Lateral clitoral hood reduction.
Dyspareunia—Commonly defined as pain in the pelvic region of women, the vagina or labial structures, during or after sexual encounters. The causes can be infection, inadequate vaginal lubrication, atrophy of vaginal mucosa caused by rejection of surgical mesh, and others.