The ‘designer vagina’ is a collective term used to describe any type of cosmetic surgery which is carried out on the labia or vagina. Examples of designer vagina treatments include labiaplasty, which is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the labia minora and vaginoplasty, which is aimed at vaginal tightening for women who have undergone childbirth. Cosmetic gynaecology issues can be a significant source of distress for many women who are unhappy with either the appearance of the female genitalia or are concerned with having a loose vagina which affects their enjoyment of sexual intercourse. However, many women find these issues difficult to discuss with a doctor as it can be embarrassing to discuss intimate details related to sexual function.
Fortunately Centre for Surgery is one of the top UK centres for the treatment of all types of cosmetic gynaecology concerns, including having a big vagina, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, vaginal dryness and excessively large labia. Dr Dimitriadi is an expert gynaecologist treating women’s concerns at our state-of-the-art London clinics.
Benefits of having a designer vagina in London
Labia reduction surgery and vaginal tightening surgery can be combined in one single procedure as part of a designer vagina treatment. The designer vagina results include a tighter vagina and smaller labia which makes the external genitalia look more aesthetically pleasing. Vaginoplasty surgery makes the vagina smaller, and this improves sensation during sexual intercourse with associated improvement in symptoms of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Vaginoplasty can also be combined with pelvic organ repair for women who have developed descent of the vaginal vault with visible protrusion from the vaginal opening.
What does vaginal tightening involve?
Vaginal tightening surgery involves surgical reconstruction of the lax pelvic floor muscles which function to support the vagina in its proper position. Once the stretched tissue is surgically removed, the vagina is surgically restored using absorbable sutures, which do not have to be removed at a subsequent appointment. The newly tightened vagina is restored to its pre-pregnancy condition helping many women regain their self-confidence. Tightening the vagina involves surgery on the various ligaments and muscles which make up the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles function to support the uterus, bladder and bowel. Vaginoplasty surgery is an effective procedure to maintain the position of these organs to minimise the risk of urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Stress urinary incontinence occurs when women cough, sneeze or even laugh, leading to the involuntary expulsion of urine. This can be a very disabling condition and is effectively treated with vaginal tightening surgery.
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
Childbirth has several important effects on the tightness of the vagina. Other factors that can affect vaginal tightness include the ageing process and hormonal factors such as menopause which involves a decrease in oestrogen levels. Having a loose vagina can cause many women to have reduced levels of sexual satisfaction.
Vaginal rejuvenation refers to a number of surgical techniques which are designed to tighten the vagina and surgically reconstruct the pelvic floor to improve both vaginal tone and strength. The benefits include improved sensitivity and an increased sensation of friction during intercourse.
Vaginal tightening surgery is designed specifically to improve the tightness of the vagina compared with vaginal rejuvenation, which is a broader procedure designed to both improve vaginal sensitivity as well as optimise the appearance of the external genitalia. Centre for Surgery specialises in laser vaginal tightening using state-of-the-art laser technology, which eliminates the need for invasive surgery. All types of vaginal rejuvenation treatments, whether surgical or non-surgical, focus on improving the tightness of the vagina. Many women may have had traumatic childbirth with tearing of the perineum, and this can also be successfully repaired as part of a perineoplasty procedure and successfully combined with vaginoplasty surgery.
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is most commonly carried out under a general anaesthetic as a day case which means you will be able to go home the same day and recover in the comfort of your own home. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery takes between one to 2 hours to perform, depending on the nature of the procedure. Laser vaginal rejuvenation is a quick and straightforward outpatient procedure which takes 30 minutes to carry out and has no downtime which allows you to return to normal activities straight away. Laser vaginal tightening is carried out at our 106 Crawford Street clinic.
What is a labia reduction?
Labia reduction is also known as labiaplasty or label rejuvenation. It is designed to reduce the size of the labia minora or labia majora, which are the inner and outer skin folds respectively and surround the vaginal opening on either side. The labia have a wide variety of different sizes and shapes, and all can be considered a variant of normal. Many women may find they have excessively large labia, and their appearance may be a source of anxiety and distress, with pain and discomfort experienced in many cases as a result of rubbing against clothing and restricting sporting activities.
Labiaplasty surgery can help to improve sexual function, as many women with large labia often complain of pain during sexual intercourse. Women who ride a bike may find they develop discomfort due to having long labia, which rub against clothing. This may lead many women to restrict their clothing choices leading to a significant loss of self-confidence.
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