As a woman ages or after childbirth, their vagina can start to lose its firmness and elasticity which can lead to a variety of issues including sexual dissatisfaction, the inability to be aroused, and even urinary incontinence. And although Kegel exercises can help strengthen the vaginal wall, they usually aren’t enough on their own to make a big difference. Luckily, with vaginal rejuvenation or a vaginoplasty, female patients can experience great results and benefits.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
There are a variety of different vaginal rejuvenation procedures including creams, injections, surgeries, and laser. Depending on you and the results that you are going for, we will help choose the best vaginal rejuvenation procedure for you.
Who Benefits from Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Any woman who is self-conscious about the appearance of her vagina, has a hard time being sexually aroused, is unable to get an orgasm, or who suffers from urinary incontinence may be considered a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation.
What Causes the Hymen to Tear?
The hymen is a thin membrane that surrounds the vaginal opening. Typically, the hymen is shaped like a half moon which helps menstrual blood to flow out of the vagina.
Tearing of the hymen happens most commonly during the first time a woman has sexual intercourse. Even though a lot of women think that sexual intercourse can actually break the hymen, it only tears or stretches.
What Is a Hymenoplasty?
As another form of vaginal rejuvenation, a hymenoplasty is a procedure that helps a woman restore her hymen. This procedure can either be done after childbirth or it can be done for personal reasons as well. There are two different types of hymenoplasty procedures that are performed. The first way involves stitching the remnants of the hymen back together. The second procedure involves reconstructing a new hymen using tissues from the patient’s body. At this same time, the vaginal walls are usually tightened as well.
What Is Recovery from a Hymenoplasty Like?
Recovery from a hymenoplasty typically involves:
- Avoiding baths or swimming for 2-3 days after surgery.
- Cleaning the area and using antibiotics.
- Refraining from sexual intercourse for eight weeks.
What Is the O-Shot?
The O-Shot is another vaginal rejuvenation procedure that’s really popular. The O-Shot uses a patient’s own platelet rich plasma (PRP) which is then injected into the clitoris and upper vagina. Once the stem cells are injected into both the clitoris and upper vagina, it will help new tissues form.
Does the O-Shot Procedure Hurt?
No, one of the many unique benefits of the O-Shot is that it’s painless. If you are worried about experiencing pain during treatment, make sure to talk to your doctor beforehand.
Is There Any Downtime With the O-Shot?
Another one of the greatest things about the O-Shot is that it has an extremely fast recovery time. Even though the stem cells that are being injected into the vaginal area need time to grow new tissue in order to be successful, recovery time is far smaller than with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
Does The O-Shot Treat Urinary Incontinence?
Yes! As the stem cells grow and new tissue forms in your vagina, it helps patients who suffer from urinary incontinence feel like normal again.
Does vaginal rejuvenation sound like something that you want to learn more about? If so, schedule a consultation at our office to learn more about all of these options.