Also referred to as Designer Labiaplasty or Labia Minora Trimming
In this procedure enlarged, asymmetrical or excessively long inner labia are reduced by using a laser and stitching.
The operation can be carried out using a variety of anesthesia, local, general or epidural. Once the anesthetic wears off, patients report moderate discomfort and are advised to apply ice packs to the affected area. Patients are asked to refrain from sexual intercourse for six weeks, but can usually return to work within approximately five days.
What are the reasons that women choose to have this kind of surgery? Firstly, to add to the aesthetic appeal of the vulva structures. Or they want their labia reduced in size. Many women don’t want the labia minora (the small inner lips) to project beyond the labia majora (the outer lips).
Also referred to as Vaginal Reconstructive or Designer Vagina
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation is the reconstruction of vital vaginal areas. It is the modification of a standard gynecological procedure to treat vaginal relaxation. The procedure restores the vitality and youthful appearance of the vagina. It treats the vaginal areas that are integrally involved in sexual response during intercourse, namely the outer third of the vagina, the internal and external diameter and perineal body.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation reconstructs the vaginal areas that are integrally involved in sexual response during intercourse, namely the outer third of the vagina, the internal and external diameter and perineal body. This procedure uses a laser to treat the vaginal relaxation or loss of the optimum structural architecture of the vagina. Vaginal relaxation is what causes diminished vaginal sensation.
The best candidates for the surgery are women who have experienced little or no sensation during sexual intercourse, as a result of the vaginal relaxation occurring during childbirth.
As with all surgeries, laser vaginal rejuvenation has a certain amount of risk. An individual’s choice to undergo a surgical procedure should be based on comparing the risks against the potential benefits. Although the majority of patients do not experience any complications, you should discuss all the risks with your surgeon prior to scheduling surgery.
For the majority of patients this is an out patient surgical procedure which taken 1.5 hours or less. You should have someone drop you off and pick you up from the facility
The surgery will be performed at False Creek Surgical Centre; a private facility dedicated to and wishing to develop the highest possible level of care for patients. In meeting this goal, False Creek Surgical Centre has been built with careful thought and consideration for both physicians and patients.
In the delivery of medical care False Creek Surgical Centre adheres to the policy standards of the Canadian Association of Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Inc. as well as that of the American Association of Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Inc.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation reconstructs the vaginal areas that are integrally involved in sexual response during intercourse, namely the outer third of the vagina, the internal and external diameter and perineal body. This procedure uses a laser to treat the vaginal relaxation or loss of the optimum structural architecture of the vagina. Vaginal relaxation is what causes diminished vaginal sensation.
Laser vaginal rejuvenation can either be done with a general anaesthetic or a spinal regional anaesthetic. An Anesthesiologist will be present throughout the entire procedure.
Every patient experiences a different degree of discomfort depending on the extent of the laser rejuvenation surgery. Medication for pain relief will be prescribed by your surgeon.
A catheter (rubber tube) may be required to remain for 2-3 days in your bladder to rest it and assist with urination.
It will be important that you ensure you are not constipated and do no straining- medication may be required to assist with this. You will probably need some assistance at home.
Some discharge, spotting or light bleeding may occur from the vagina after the surgery. This will only last temporarily.
A follow-up appointment will be arranged for approximately 3 days after your surgery.
Within 1-2 days after surgery you will be able to walk around. Most of the discomfort will be in the rectal area and between your inner thighs. Showering is preferable initially and then you can commence bathing as well. Avoid douching, scented soaps, shampoos and bubble baths.
All the stitches will dissolve; it will take a few weeks for them to dissolve completely.
Sexual intercourse should be avoided for six weeks after the surgery. The ability to return to work will depend on the type of work and extent of the surgery.