As a woman’s body ages, it goes through a lot of changes, but not all these changes are noticeable in the mirror. Childbirth, menopause, and aging in general can significantly impact our most intimate body parts, leaving us feeling self-conscious, uncomfortable and inhibited. It can have a negative effect on our relationships and even the clothes we wear. But emerging technologies are gaining awareness for their ability to provide new, simple solutions. We here at Revalla Plastic Surgery have you covered with options to help you address your vulvovaginal concerns.
Why Choose Vaginal or Labial Rejuvenation
Every woman has her own reasons for wanting to restore vitality to her intimate body parts. Most of our Denver patients seek out these procedures following life-changing events like childbirth or menopause. These experiences can have significant effects, causing issues such as dryness, burning, itchiness, pain during sex, a loss of elasticity, urinary incontinence, and repeated yeast or UTI infections. Other women are unhappy with the appearance or the feel down there and would just like a refresher or a reduction in excess skin. If you are having any of these symptoms, vaginal or labial rejuvenation may be the right approach to optimizing your vulvovaginal health. But what treatment is right for your unique situation?
A labiaplasty can be performed for functional reasons, cosmetic reasons, or both. Enlarged or elongated labia can lead to various problems: They can cause discomfort and irritation when wearing tight clothes or a bathing suit, sports and physical activities (including sex) can become burdensome and even painful, and there’s also an elevated risk of common infections that can occur with oversized labia. They can have a significant impact on your confidence, leaving you feeling self-conscious and embarrassed in intimate situations.
Fortunately, these issues can be addressed with a labiaplasty. The main goal of this procedure is to reduce the labia minora so that they don’t hang below the labia majora. It may also be performed to correct asymmetrical labia by trimming one side. The surgery is performed under light sedation with local anesthesia and closed with absorbable sutures. Most women return to normal activities after about a week, and then are free of all restrictions at six weeks post-op.
Mona Lisa Touch®
While surgery is effective at reducing the size of the labia, there’s a limit to its rejuvenation properties. That’s where the MonaLisa Touch comes in. This non-surgical, FDA-approved device delivers powerful bursts of energy inside the vaginal canal to increase blood flow to the cells and promote the production of new collagen. The fractional CO2 laser is specifically designed to address the dryness, burning, urinary incontinence, and pain during sexual intercourse that a labiaplasty can’t. The MonaLisa Touch is also a safe and effective alternative for women who are unable to benefit from estrogen therapy due to its potential side effects, such as increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
Treatments are painless and take just minutes, so you can get back to doing the things you love without the need for a prolonged recovery or post-operative care. Most patients notice initial results just days after the session, and are surprised that the treatment and recovery do not involve discomfort. Although in many cases, results can be noticed virtually right away, Dr. Hunsicker typically recommends at least three sessions, with a yearly maintenance treatment to ensure optimal vaginal health.
The Road to Vulvovaginal Rejuvenation Starts at Revalla Plastic Surgery
Whether a labiaplasty or the MonaLisa Touch is right for you, Dr. Hunsicker and her experienced staff are committed to guiding you through the rejuvenation process to help restore your intimate health and wellness. At Revalla Plastic Surgery & Medical Aesthetics, we are here to provide you with the best treatment options for your individual needs. You can schedule a consultation to learn more about these procedures and to find out which option is right for you.