I am 24 and single, should I get a vaginoplasty?
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Large Labia and Sexual Disatisfaction - Options
Vaginal Rejuvenation From The Inside Out
sounds like you are an excellent candidate for ThermiVa, a non-surgical treatment
which uses radio-frequency technology to tighten the external genitalia (labia
majora and labia minora) as well as tighten the internal vaginal wall.The treatment involves having a probe passed across
the tissue of the external and internal vaginal area that delivers a very
comfortable amount of warm energy which immediately causes the tissues to
contract and to tighten.Most patients will notice
a significant improvement vaginal appearance and ability to orgasm after just
one treatment.ThemiVa has a very high patient satisfaction
rate and patients are even permitted to resume sexual activity the same day as
Lack of sexual pleasure. Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is most commonly performed for women that have normal labia. Labia come in various shapes and sizes; this variation is part of their beauty. Discomfort during activities due to the size of the labia is a more practical indication for performing labiaplasty. Reduction of the labia rather than amputation is the goal of this surgery. Hood and clitoral reduction are more risky as it involves cutting tissues close to the clitoris; this may highten or decrease clitoral sensitivity. Imbalances between the labia minora and majora can make the minora appear larger or more prominant. This can be improved with fat injection augmentation to the labia majora. Many women are dissastisfied with labiaplasty because although surgery can improve appearance and self esteem it does not bring happiness. After all who really looks at the labia but a woman herself? If a man has issues with the appearance a woman's labia there are underlying undisclosed issues which should be bought to light. This is why it is best if most women who undergo labia reduction undergo psychological evaluation prior to undergoing the operation. There are various techniques to perform labiaplasty; this means that there is no one superior technique. Properly performed surgery will usually accomplish satisfactory results using full anesthesia or mild sedation depending on the patient's preference. Prices can vary between $2000-$6000 depending on the pricing of the surgeon and the cost of the anesthesia.
Please consult with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon prior to making treatment decisions.
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Vaginoplasty for a 24 year old
First and foremost, I want to address: that sexual gratification is in large part due to how you feel internally and emotionally. You should really pay attention to yourself and decide how much of a factor this is playing. Second, your partner might be smaller then average and therefore friction during intercourse may not be what you are normally accustomed to,
However, if a procedure is what you desire, then I would suggest you look into non invasive or minimally invasive procedures first.
I have had a tremendous amount of success with Femilift in our practice. This is painless and will not affect you having children down the road.
Best of luck.
Not much pleasure with sex, not tight, large labia- what To Do?!
I take it that you have not (yet) had child(ren)..? Boy, there are many factors in your situation that can lead to less pleasure with sexual intimacy! Remember, the biggest sexual organ we (both men and women) possess lies between our ears! (sorry guys...). If you feel unattractive secondary to a perception of yourself/your sexual organs as unattractive, this will diminish your sexual pleasure (This reality is evidence-based; there is a robust literature, including 2 contributions from my own research group that proves this...). In this case, it is possible/probable that a surgical revision of the size/appearance of your labia can/will help your sexual inhibitions in this area, but your specific sexual function issues should be discussed.
Additionally, even though you have not born a child through your vagina, the combination of your innate vaginal size and the size of your lover(s) penis' may be such that, as you become aroused and the vagina lubricated and expands in volume, little "friction" is appreciated.
What to do? I would suggest a careful consultation and evaluation by a well-experienced practitioner who is interested and trained in sexual medicine, is a genital plastic/cosmetic surgeon, is prepared to work with you (beyond "Kegel's") to strengthen your pelvic floor musculature, and can perform both intra-vaginal surgery as well as the less-invasive modalities of either Laser (FemiLift) or RF (ThermiVa) vaginal tightening, which can be quite effective in the minimal tightening desired in a "nullipara" (someone who has not had a child). finding the right practitioner is key, and may involve travelling...
Please feel free to click o the link below, where you will find MUCH useful information, do your homework, and...Good Luck and Success!
Michael P Goodman MD
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