There are several factors that can cause a woman’s vaginal muscles to loosen. Childbirth, especially in the case of multiple children, and aging are the primary culprits in the loosening of vaginal muscles.
Regardless of the reason, loosening of vaginal muscles can cause inflated or thick labia. Some women have large, distended labia from birth. Inflated or thick labia can lead to discomfort when partaking in outdoor activities such as cycling or horse riding. Your sex life can be negatively affected as well. Regardless of the cause, an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon could help alleviate your discomfort and restore tightness to your vagina.
The newest technologies make it possible for a plastic surgeons to restore some tightness to your vagina. Surgeons are currently using 2 techniques: vaginoplasty and labiaplasty. A layperson may use these terms interchangeably. The fact is that these two procedures focus on completely different areas of the vaginal anatomy and are therefore very different procedures. It’s important to know the difference between labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. See below of a quick explanation of the difference between the two procedures.
Vaginoplasty vs Labiaplasty
Often referred to as vaginal rejuvenation. This procedure works to tighten the inner muscles of the vagina by fusing the stretched muscle located at its rear end, which shortens it. A surgeon then uses sutures for the muscles to pile up and narrow the cavity. Thus, cleaning up extra vaginal lining, and tightening the soft tissues around it.
This procedure focuses solely on the labia minora and majora. These are commonly known as the “vaginal lips”. Labiaplasty enhances the appearance of the outer genital organs or reducing labia discomfort by reshaping and shrinking the size of the labia. There are two methods for this procedure.
To learn more about both procedures; labiaplasty and vaginoplasty, or decide which procedure might be right for you click HERE. This article will cover all you need to know including cost and recovery time.
There’s no need to be nervous when considering a plastic surgery procedure, even on your most delicate of areas. Dr. Usah Rajagopal and her qualified, experienced staff at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center will take great care of you and lead through the entire process. Dr. Rajagopal has performed thousands successful procedures in her more than 20 years of experience.
Contact us with any questions you may have or to set up a consultation regarding a procedure.