Peaking in Popularity: Rise of the Labiaplasty & Vaginal Rejuvenation
You’ve likely heard the terms vaginal rejuvenation or labiaplasty lately. In recent years, these have become incredibly popular cosmetic treatments encompassing a wide range of nuanced procedures that can result in vaginal tightening, better lubrication, greater intimacy, and increased confidence. Despite the relative newness of some of these treatments, estimates suggest that labiaplasty is now performed tens of thousands of times each year.
Vaginal rejuvenation’s popularity has increased exponentially in recent years, especially as women realize that it causes little pain, leads to minimal downtime, and has incredible and long-term benefits. However, vaginal rejuvenation is still a fairly intimate procedure, and patients are advised to research and consider the subject carefully before proceeding. That’s why we’re discussing below the procedure’s details and the reasons for its popularity.
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
Over time and with the natural process of aging, the vagina gradually loses its strength and character, becoming loose in texture and support. Vaginal rejuvenation refers to a wide range of surgical procedures that strengthen the vaginal walls, enhancing sexual pleasure for everyone involved. As such, vaginal rejuvenation isn’t a single procedure but rather a collection of various surgical and non-surgical procedures that may be performed individually or collectively to achieve the desired cosmetic goals.
What are my vaginal rejuvenation options?
The following are currently the most popular vaginal rejuvenation options, addressing surgical inner vaginal rejuvenation, surgical outer vaginal rejuvenation, and outer vaginal rejuvenation:
- Surgical Inner Vaginal Rejuvenation (Vaginoplasty): This procedure tightens the vaginal canal to strengthen its walls, especially after childbirth. The doctor removes the excess vaginal skin tissues and brings the muscle closer.
- Surgical Outer Vaginal Rejuvenation (Labiaplasty): The labia majora and minora form the outer and inner lips of the vulva. During a labiaplasty, the doctor trims away the excess skin tissues around the labia majora and minora, minimizing the discomfort from longer labia lips.
- Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation (diVa Vaginal Tightening): During the diVa procedure, the doctor uses laser energy to tighten the vaginal walls, enhance the vaginal appearance, and improve bladder control.
What’s the reason for the growing popularity of vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation is among many late breaking cosmetic gynecological treatments that aim to bring women greater confidence, pleasure and comfort. The procedure has started gaining massive popularity amongst women post-40s or after childbirth because these are the demographics most likely to experience loosening vaginal walls and the absence of lubrication.
Studies show that as many as 40% of women suffer from mental health issues due to sexual dysfunction, and vaginal rejuvenation is ideal for help. Vaginal rejuvenation doesn’t just make the vagina look pretty; it also improves lubrication, boosts sexual gratification, and, in turn, improves sexual confidence and thus, often mental health.
In the past decade, there has been a greater awareness of the importance of female sexual health, an awareness that’s positioned vaginal rejuvenation as a necessary and therapeutic treatment. Women may desire vaginal rejuvenation for purely cosmetic reasons, improve their confidence, treat incontinence, or, more likely, all of the above.
Furthermore, as the internet breaks down age-old stigmas associated with frank discussions of female sexuality, more women are empowered to access the information they need. This has further empowered women to demand that their sexuality, sexual health, and, yes, even sexual pleasure, be treated with due importance, paving the way for vaginal rejuvenation’s massive popularity.