A lot of women seeking vaginal rejuvenation in Newport Beach choose Dr. Ip because of his experience and commitment to meeting the specific needs of his patients. A vaginal rejuvenation procedure improves or restores the appearance of the external portion of the female region. It addresses the changes that occur to a woman’s reproductive system as she ages and gives birth.
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
It is the term given to the surgical restoration of a woman’s genitalia. Dr. Ip performs labiaplasty, labia major reduction, reduction of the mons pubis, and reduction of the clitoral hood as part of vaginal rejuvenation in Newport Beach. These procedures can be done at the same time in the office of Dr. Ip.
What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty reduces the size of the labia minora or changes its shape. The labia minora are the flaps of skin found on both sides of the vaginal opening. It is also called inner lips.
When should I consider labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a great option for patients who:
- have enlarged labia that cause embarrassment during sexual intercourse
- have low self-esteem because of the appearance of the labia
- experience discomfort when engaging in physical activities and during sexual intercourse
- experience labial irritation whenever wearing tight clothes
- wish to improve the appearance of their outer vagina.
What other procedures can be done during vaginal rejuvenation?
Labia majora reduction – It is done to correct enlarged labia. Women with prominent labia can become self-conscious especially when wearing tight clothing. Liposuction removes excess fat from the labia majora while excision is done to remove excess skin for a smoother contour.
Reduction of the mons pubis – The mons pubis is made of fatty tissue that covers the pubic bone. A lot of women are born with an enlarged mons pubis. Its enlargement can also be caused by childbirth and aging. The size of the mons pubis is reduced by gently trimming away excess skin and tissue. The enhanced appearance alleviates discomfort and irritation caused by an enlarged mons pubis.
Reduction of the clitoral hood – A protruding clitoral hood can be bothersome and cause irritation. Reduction of the clitoral hood involves removal of excess tissue surrounding the clitoris. The procedure shortens the hood and corrects protrusion.
What is recovery like after vaginal rejuvenation?
During the first two days after surgery, ice packs are placed on the incision site to minimize bruising and swelling. Patients have to wear cotton underwear and loose clothing after surgery. After three days, normal activities can be resumed as long as there is no pressure on the incision site. Heavy lifting has to be avoided. Driving can be resumed two days after the procedure if narcotics are not taken. For the next six weeks after vaginal rejuvenation, patients have to avoid bath tubs and swimming. During the recovery phase, patients have to avoid strenuous exercises, horseback riding, and cycling too.
Patients can go back to work within two to three days depending on the work that they do. Furthermore, to ensure optimal results, masturbation and sexual intercourse have to be avoided for six weeks.