What exactly is Laser vaginal rejuvenation?

You may not have heard of the term laser vaginal rejuvenation but you’ve probably heard of it by another name -vaginoplasty, labiaplasty or perineoplasty. Laser vaginal rejuvenation or LVR is a relatively new cosmetic medical procedure that has gained a lot of attention in the past few years due to its mentions in popular daytime TV shows, medical chat shows and entertainment news.

LVR is a cosmetic medical procedure that is used to tighten the vaginal muscles to help restore its tone, strength, and control [1]. The tightening of these muscles may improve sensation in the area and possibly increase sexual function and gratification.

Why is Laser vaginal rejuvenation used?

As a woman’s body goes through child birth and the natural aging process the muscles and ligaments that surround the vagina may become damaged or weakened. This usually leads to a relaxation of the vaginal muscles and is particularly true in the case where women give birth on multiple occasions. Overtime the vagina and its supporting tissues can become stretched or torn and when this happens some women may have the sensation of feeling “loose” or even experience reduced sexual sensation.

While kegel exercises and physiotherapy may be helpful, they don’t always work and that’s where LVR may play a role.

What happens during LVR?

Although LVR is meant to tighten the vaginal tissues, the cosmetic version may be used to help restore the appearance of the vagina. Some women have the procedure strictly for medical reasons but others do so for reasons of cosmetic appearance, increasing self-esteem, and improving sexual function.

The procedure itself usually takes about one-hour to complete and may be done as an outpatient operation. The benefits of doing it as a day-case mean that our team can help ensure that recovery time is swift so you can get back to your daily activities in a short period of time.

Who should consider LVR?

LVR is not necessarily for everyone but it may be right option for you and talking to one of our surgeons is the best way to find out. Through an informal chat or consultation we can easily guide you through the process, answer all your questions and give you an idea of what to expect during the procedure.

I may be interested in LVR, who should I speak to?

The decision to undergo any type of surgery even LVR is a difficult one to make but at Care for Womens Medical Group our goal is to put you at ease by letting you speak to experienced doctors about your health or cosmetic concerns and the goals you want to achieve. We’ll provide you with information about all the different options so you can feel confident in making medical and cosmetic choices that are right for you.

References

1) Laser Vaginal Institute of America.

http://lvria.org/patients/