Labiaplasty vs. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

What's the difference between labiaplasty and laser vaginal rejuvenation? How does one decide which procedure they need?

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Labiaplasty with Laser vaginal rejuvenation

A labiaplasty generally refers to the inner lips (labia minora) of the opening of the vagina. It can also refer to reduction of the outer lips (labia majora) of the vagina but this is much less common. A laser is a cutting instrument similar to a knife so it can be used for a labiaplasty or a vaginal tightening procedure.  However, it does not offer any advantage. When used for a labiaplasty, the laser is a trimming procedure.  The LVR is a vaginal or internal tightening procedure in which the vaginal muscles are tightened and the extra vaginal lining is removed. Once again, it does not have any advantages over traditional scalpel.

Labiaplasty with Laser vaginal rejuvenation

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A labiaplasty generally refers to the inner lips (labia minora) of the opening of the vagina. It can also refer to reduction of the outer lips (labia majora) of the vagina but this is much less common. A laser is a cutting instrument similar to a knife so it can be used for a labiaplasty or a vaginal tightening procedure.  However, it does not offer any advantage. When used for a labiaplasty, the laser is a trimming procedure.  The LVR is a vaginal or internal tightening procedure in which the vaginal muscles are tightened and the extra vaginal lining is removed. Once again, it does not have any advantages over traditional scalpel.

Labiaplasty is not Vaginal Rejuvenation

Labiaplasty is the cosmetic surgery of the inner labia (called inner but it's still on outside of the vagina canal)
Vaginal Rejuvenation refers to vaginal tightening (tightening of the inside of the vaginal canal)
Thus one is an 'outside' procedure, and the other is an 'inside' procedure.  They can be done at the same time.
 
Sincerely,
Martin Jugenburg, MD

Labiaplasty is not Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Labiaplasty is the cosmetic surgery of the inner labia (called inner but it's still on outside of the vagina canal)
Vaginal Rejuvenation refers to vaginal tightening (tightening of the inside of the vaginal canal)
Thus one is an 'outside' procedure, and the other is an 'inside' procedure.  They can be done at the same time.
 
Sincerely,
Martin Jugenburg, MD

Labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are different procedures

Labiaplasty refers to modifying or changing the labia (lips). Labiaplasty may refer to modification of the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips). It is more common for patients to request modification of the labia minora. Vaginal rejuvenation usually refers to modifying the vagina or reducing the size or tightening the vaginal opening.

Sanjay Grover, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are different procedures

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Labiaplasty refers to modifying or changing the labia (lips). Labiaplasty may refer to modification of the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips). It is more common for patients to request modification of the labia minora. Vaginal rejuvenation usually refers to modifying the vagina or reducing the size or tightening the vaginal opening.

Sanjay Grover, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Labia=Lips and Vagina=Vagina

Let's review the definitions to clarify this point:

LABIAPLASTY

  • Labia is the latin term for lips. Women's external genitalia (also called vulva) are generally composed of the mons, labia majora (outer hair bearing lips) and labia minora (thinner inner lips)

A labiaplasty is any plastic surgery procedure performed on the labia but generally this is usually interpreted to be a labia minora reduction

VAGINAL REJUVENATION USUAL REFERS TO VAGINOPLASTY

  • The vagina is the canal which begins at the cervix and opens into the vulvar vestibule flanked on either side by the labia minora

Vaginoplasty is any plastic surgery procedure on the vagina and NOT the labia. It typically refers to restoring the vagina to a "younger" ... more youthful condition namely making it "tighter". This can be accomplished using a scalpel, electrocautery, radiofrequency, or laser device. When laser is used it is called "laser vaginal rejuvenation"

The benefits of the laser over the other devices remain largely unproven. In my practice I tend to use electrocautery or radiofrequency.

Labia=Lips and Vagina=Vagina

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Let's review the definitions to clarify this point:

LABIAPLASTY

  • Labia is the latin term for lips. Women's external genitalia (also called vulva) are generally composed of the mons, labia majora (outer hair bearing lips) and labia minora (thinner inner lips)

A labiaplasty is any plastic surgery procedure performed on the labia but generally this is usually interpreted to be a labia minora reduction

VAGINAL REJUVENATION USUAL REFERS TO VAGINOPLASTY

  • The vagina is the canal which begins at the cervix and opens into the vulvar vestibule flanked on either side by the labia minora

Vaginoplasty is any plastic surgery procedure on the vagina and NOT the labia. It typically refers to restoring the vagina to a "younger" ... more youthful condition namely making it "tighter". This can be accomplished using a scalpel, electrocautery, radiofrequency, or laser device. When laser is used it is called "laser vaginal rejuvenation"

The benefits of the laser over the other devices remain largely unproven. In my practice I tend to use electrocautery or radiofrequency.

Laser vaginal tightening why are there different options and how to choose

The important thing to realize is that industry is aware of the growing attention to vaginal condition and it's connection to women's confidence and sexual pleasure in modern times.  There are many companies that are trying to capitalize on these concerns.  These "new technologies" exist not because they are efficacious or offer something beneficial but rather because there is an extremely profitable market.  These lasers claim to promote "vaginal health" without even qualifying what that statement means.  The most common draw is the concept of "vaginal tightening."  The thought is that coagulative contraction would cause shrinkage of the vaginal walls making a tighter vagina.  This simply doesn't work and if it did would cause big problems.  The important thing to understand is that the vagina does not naturally get tightness from its lining.  During climax the vagina can open up significantly and there is enough surface area of lining in a young and tight vagina to allow a baby through.  Vaginal tightness comes from muscular sling and soft tissue.  Laxity can be attributed to both less tone and less soft tissue from atrophy.  Attempts to directly tighten the vagina like excisional vaginoplasty almost invariably lead the to pain with intercourse.  If we were able to tighten the vagina with a laser the result would be similar.  Many techniques toughted to tighten the vagina are simply caustic agents that irritate and inflame the vagina which leads to dryness that can feel like tightening but a dry vagina is not a good thing.  I recommend staying away from these technologies.  I perform vaginoplasty in my practice by directly addressing the problem-soft tissue atrophy.  I use a special technique of fat grafting to pad, soften and tighten the vaginal walls.  I also use this technique to lower the g-spot so it is more engaged in penetrative intercourse dramatically increasing pleasure and orgasmic potential.  Patients report much more pleasurable sex for both partners, increased intensity and frequency of orgasms and improved lubrication.  The procedure is commonly combined with a MACIE-labiaplasty.  Stay away from lasers and incisions in your vagina!  I hope this helps!

All the best,

Rian A. Maercks M.D.

Laser vaginal tightening why are there different options and how to choose

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The important thing to realize is that industry is aware of the growing attention to vaginal condition and it's connection to women's confidence and sexual pleasure in modern times.  There are many companies that are trying to capitalize on these concerns.  These "new technologies" exist not because they are efficacious or offer something beneficial but rather because there is an extremely profitable market.  These lasers claim to promote "vaginal health" without even qualifying what that statement means.  The most common draw is the concept of "vaginal tightening."  The thought is that coagulative contraction would cause shrinkage of the vaginal walls making a tighter vagina.  This simply doesn't work and if it did would cause big problems.  The important thing to understand is that the vagina does not naturally get tightness from its lining.  During climax the vagina can open up significantly and there is enough surface area of lining in a young and tight vagina to allow a baby through.  Vaginal tightness comes from muscular sling and soft tissue.  Laxity can be attributed to both less tone and less soft tissue from atrophy.  Attempts to directly tighten the vagina like excisional vaginoplasty almost invariably lead the to pain with intercourse.  If we were able to tighten the vagina with a laser the result would be similar.  Many techniques toughted to tighten the vagina are simply caustic agents that irritate and inflame the vagina which leads to dryness that can feel like tightening but a dry vagina is not a good thing.  I recommend staying away from these technologies.  I perform vaginoplasty in my practice by directly addressing the problem-soft tissue atrophy.  I use a special technique of fat grafting to pad, soften and tighten the vaginal walls.  I also use this technique to lower the g-spot so it is more engaged in penetrative intercourse dramatically increasing pleasure and orgasmic potential.  Patients report much more pleasurable sex for both partners, increased intensity and frequency of orgasms and improved lubrication.  The procedure is commonly combined with a MACIE-labiaplasty.  Stay away from lasers and incisions in your vagina!  I hope this helps!

All the best,

Rian A. Maercks M.D.

Labiaplasty vs. Vaginal Rejuvenation

These are very different procedures that treat different areas. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation like FemTouch™ by Lumenis® is intended to improve vaginal health internally. A labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure used to correct the area outside of the vagina canal. They are complimentary procedures that can be performed simultaneously.

Labiaplasty vs. Vaginal Rejuvenation

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These are very different procedures that treat different areas. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation like FemTouch™ by Lumenis® is intended to improve vaginal health internally. A labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure used to correct the area outside of the vagina canal. They are complimentary procedures that can be performed simultaneously.

Labiaplasty vs. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

With the availability of recent technology, there are few nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation options available for our patients. CO2 fractionated lasers include the #FemiLift, #MonaLisa Touch and #IntimaLase. The #ThermiVa as radiofrequency energy that can also treat the outer Labia to reduce and tighten this area. It can increase blood flow, sensitivity , and orgasm. It can increase moisture and decrease stress urinary incontinence for many women.
#PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma ) can be added to these procedures which may make a difference in the outcome. It can be injected into the vaginal mucosa to increase circulation and vaginal health, O-shot.PRP can also be used for a “G” Shot which is injected into the G-spot. Twice yearly or yearly follow up treatments are recommended to maintain vaginal health.If PRP is being added there is an additional $1000-1200 per treatment session.

However, surgery is the most common treatment. I perform a variety of treatments and surgeries to enhance, restore and rejuvenate the female genital region. This includes procedures to improve moisture, sensitivity and tighten the vaginal canal; which can enhance orgasm and restore or improve the appearance of the vulva. This includes the labia minora, labia majora, the clitoral region and the vestibule of the vagina. When necessary and capable, a vaginoplasty may be combined with a #Labiaplasty. Or, if the outer labia or labia majora may also be excessively large, uneven, or may be too small, the size may be increased with fat injections.


#VaginalRejuvenation or #Vaginoplasty involves reducing the lining of the vagina , removing excess and redundant mucosa decreasing the diameter of the canal. Additionally, the muscle ring, pubococcygeus, at the entrance or introitus can be tightened.These procedures along with exercises such as Kegles can help keep the muscle tone in this area. Aesthetic Vaginoplasty, in many cases, can increase friction during intercourse, giving women more control of vaginal muscles, increasing sexual satisfaction, while also creating a more attractive and appealing appearance to the vaginal area. Vaginoplasty can also be carried down to the area below the vulva and above the anus, the perineum.This area may be irregular from childbirth or previous trauma. It can be corrected with excision and closure to further enhance the region.

If necessary, this may be combined with a #Labiaplasty which is a surgical procedure that will reduce and/or reshape the #labia. Labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina that cover the female clitoris and vaginal opening. Women with excessively large labia may experience pain during sexual relations, feel discomfort during normal activities or while wearing tight clothing. Or, the labia may be asymmetric or may #hang below the labia majora (the outer lips of the vagina) which some women find this unattractive. At times the outer labia or labia majora may also be excessively large, uneven, or may be too small. The size may be increased with fat injections.

Labiaplasty vs. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

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With the availability of recent technology, there are few nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation options available for our patients. CO2 fractionated lasers include the #FemiLift, #MonaLisa Touch and #IntimaLase. The #ThermiVa as radiofrequency energy that can also treat the outer Labia to reduce and tighten this area. It can increase blood flow, sensitivity , and orgasm. It can increase moisture and decrease stress urinary incontinence for many women.
#PRP ( Platelet Rich Plasma ) can be added to these procedures which may make a difference in the outcome. It can be injected into the vaginal mucosa to increase circulation and vaginal health, O-shot.PRP can also be used for a “G” Shot which is injected into the G-spot. Twice yearly or yearly follow up treatments are recommended to maintain vaginal health.If PRP is being added there is an additional $1000-1200 per treatment session.

However, surgery is the most common treatment. I perform a variety of treatments and surgeries to enhance, restore and rejuvenate the female genital region. This includes procedures to improve moisture, sensitivity and tighten the vaginal canal; which can enhance orgasm and restore or improve the appearance of the vulva. This includes the labia minora, labia majora, the clitoral region and the vestibule of the vagina. When necessary and capable, a vaginoplasty may be combined with a #Labiaplasty. Or, if the outer labia or labia majora may also be excessively large, uneven, or may be too small, the size may be increased with fat injections.


#VaginalRejuvenation or #Vaginoplasty involves reducing the lining of the vagina , removing excess and redundant mucosa decreasing the diameter of the canal. Additionally, the muscle ring, pubococcygeus, at the entrance or introitus can be tightened.These procedures along with exercises such as Kegles can help keep the muscle tone in this area. Aesthetic Vaginoplasty, in many cases, can increase friction during intercourse, giving women more control of vaginal muscles, increasing sexual satisfaction, while also creating a more attractive and appealing appearance to the vaginal area. Vaginoplasty can also be carried down to the area below the vulva and above the anus, the perineum.This area may be irregular from childbirth or previous trauma. It can be corrected with excision and closure to further enhance the region.

If necessary, this may be combined with a #Labiaplasty which is a surgical procedure that will reduce and/or reshape the #labia. Labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina that cover the female clitoris and vaginal opening. Women with excessively large labia may experience pain during sexual relations, feel discomfort during normal activities or while wearing tight clothing. Or, the labia may be asymmetric or may #hang below the labia majora (the outer lips of the vagina) which some women find this unattractive. At times the outer labia or labia majora may also be excessively large, uneven, or may be too small. The size may be increased with fat injections.

Labiaplasty refers to surgery on either the labia minora or majora.

Some surgeons use a laser as a cutting instrument to make incisions during labioplasty surgery but it does not enhance the final results.  Others use lasers to transfer heat to the inside of the vagina to bring about some tightening.

Labiaplasty refers to surgery on either the labia minora or majora.

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Some surgeons use a laser as a cutting instrument to make incisions during labioplasty surgery but it does not enhance the final results.  Others use lasers to transfer heat to the inside of the vagina to bring about some tightening.

Labiaplasty vs Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

Labiaplasty refers to procedures which alter the shape of the vaginal lips (the labia majora and the labia minora). Most labiaplasties are done to reduce the size of the labia minora.

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, vaginal rejuvenation, and vaginoplasty are done to reduce the caliber of the vaginal canal for women who feel that their vaginal muscles are too loose during sex.

These procedures are sometimes done together, but they address different goals.

Labiaplasty vs Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Labiaplasty refers to procedures which alter the shape of the vaginal lips (the labia majora and the labia minora). Most labiaplasties are done to reduce the size of the labia minora.

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, vaginal rejuvenation, and vaginoplasty are done to reduce the caliber of the vaginal canal for women who feel that their vaginal muscles are too loose during sex.

These procedures are sometimes done together, but they address different goals.

Laser Labiaplasty Is an External Operation-Vaginal Rejuvenation Is Internal

Thank you for your question.

Labiaplasty involves reducing the external genitalia, the Labia major or Minor. Most commonly this is done to relieve irritation of the Labia by tight fitting clothing.

Vaginal Rejuvenation more commonly refers to repair of the Internal Vagina.

Laser Labiaplasty Is an External Operation-Vaginal Rejuvenation Is Internal

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Thank you for your question.

Labiaplasty involves reducing the external genitalia, the Labia major or Minor. Most commonly this is done to relieve irritation of the Labia by tight fitting clothing.

Vaginal Rejuvenation more commonly refers to repair of the Internal Vagina.

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