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Just What Is a Designer Vagina?

It is amazing how far things have advanced since I Love Lucy began airing on television. Although Lucy and Desi were a real married couple, they were not ever seen sharing a bed onscreen during the entire six seasons of the show. When Lucy became pregnant in real life, producers decided to write it into the show but every episode had to be carefully screened and approved before it was allowed to air. They were very careful how they referred to Lucy’s “condition” and never were allowed to say the word “pregnant”.

Now we have celebrities on television talking about their vulvas and vaginas. From the Kardashian sisters talking about laser treatments for the vagina to Sharon Osborne opening up about the vaginal tightening procedure she had done, it is obvious that we are in a whole new world of television and cosmetic treatments. For many of you who may be new to the topic of designer vaginas, keep reading as we further explore this topic.

How Popular Is The Designer Vagina Treatment?

It seems the trend is growing among celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Whether the reasons are functional or cosmetic, there has been a 73.3% increase in the number of labiaplasty procedures performed from 2015 to 2019. Labiaplasty was the #15 most popular cosmetic surgery performed in 2019 on female patients.

Non-surgical vaginal tightening procedures are also on the rise and according to Real Self between 80% and 95% of women who underwent some procedure aimed at vaginal tightening said it was worth it.

So, Exactly What Is A Designer Vagina?

The term “designer vagina” is the popular label that is used to describe cosmetic surgery that is performed on the vulva and vagina. The term designer vagina and vaginal rejuvenation can be used interchangeably as they are referring to the same group of procedures.

Why Would A Woman Seek Vaginal Rejuvenation?

There are many reasons a woman could benefit from vaginal rejuvenation. Some women have congenital abnormalities that affected the development of their vagina from birth, others may have residual damage from natural childbirth. Age and genetics can also factor into the loss of functionality of our netherregions.

As part of a designer vagina makeover, surgical and non-surgical treatments may be used to address issues such as:

  • Urinary incontinence;
  • Sagging skin;
  • Vaginal dryness;
  • Decreased libido;
  • Painful sex;
  • Aesthetics – to improve the way the area looks;
  • Excess dryness;
  • Loss of sensation or lack of sexual pleasure;
  • Self-consciousness or embarrassment;

What Results Can Be Expected From The Designer Vagina Procedure?

The combination of vaginoplasty surgery, labiaplasty, and non-surgical vaginal tightening would result in a shorter labia minora and a neater more defined external appearance.

Internally, tightening the vagina would result in an increase in sensitivity and heightened sexual pleasure and satisfaction levels. It can also reduce or eliminate urinary incontinence.

What Is Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure and may be performed for functional reasons but most often it is done for cosmetic purposes. It is normally performed to reduce the size of the labia minora. Excess tissue from the labia minora may be interfering in the patient’s life such as getting in the way during sex, contributing to UTI infections, etc.

During the procedure, the surgeon will reduce the length and size of the inside lips of the labia minora finished with a stitch line. The recovery is quite painful and lasts about two to three weeks.

What Is A Vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be done to address urinary incontinence and damage caused by multiple childbirths. It can also tighten the vagina for the purpose of sexual pleasure.

The surgeon uses stitches that dissolve to reconnect and shorten the muscle that is stretched and loose located at the back of the vagina. The excess vaginal lining is eliminated and the remaining tissue is tightened to create a smaller vaginal cavity.

Then the surgeon may tighten up the muscles that make up the pelvic floor which helps to support the uterus, bladder, and bowel. This will reduce or eliminate urinary incontinence which many women experience after vaginal childbirth.

How Is Non-Surgical Tightening Done During A Vagina Makeover?

Internal tightening of the vagina is done through a non-surgical procedure using either CO2 laser technology or radiofrequency energy. A hand-held device is inserted into the vagina and the technology is painlessly delivered to the targeted areas inside the vagina to increase blood flow, reduce vaginal dryness, and uncomfortable sexual intercourse.

The procedure can also be used outside of the vagina on the clitoris and labia minora lips to improve the appearance through aesthetic tightening. Most procedures require annual maintenance to remain effective.

Where Can I Get A Designer Vagina Makeover In Atlanta?

If you are interested in learning more about vaginal rejuvenation contact SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics to set up a consultation. We offer both in-person and video consultations for your convenience.

Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon offers vaginal rejuvenation procedures for women in Buckhead, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Atlanta, Georgia.

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