Vaginal Rejuvenation vs. Labiaplasty – What is the Difference?

Vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty are two terms that are often used interchangeably. While these two procedures have some similarities, they are by no means identical. There are a number of differences between a vaginal rejuvenation and labiaplasty, and the experts at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic are here to help illuminate these differences.

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal rejuvenation, also known as a vaginoplasty, is a procedure that aims to tighten a vagina that has loosened with age or after giving birth. Over time vaginal relaxation or loosening can result in less sexual pleasure, and vaginal rejuvenation seeks to restore this sensation by tightening the opening of the vagina.

What is Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty procedure aims to reshape the labia, working to sculpt it into a more aesthetically pleasing shape and size. For some women, the shape and size of the labia can become a hindrance in everyday life, impacting exercise, sexual activity, or resulting in a “camel toe”. A labiaplasty reshapes the labia for both aesthetic purposes and convenience

Symptoms and Indicators of Women Who Seek Vaginal Rejuvenation

Women who are looking for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure usually have at least of one of the following symptoms or indicators that they could use the procedure. These symptoms include:

  • Large or loose vaginal opening
  • Problems with bowel movements
  • Issues with tampons sometimes falling out
  • Gas-like sounds during sexual intercourse
  • While walking, a popping sound produced from the vagina

Symptoms and Indicators of Women Who Seek a Labiaplasty

With women seeking a labiaplasty, there are less obvious symptoms that indicate they could benefit from the procedure. However, there are a few indicators that a woman could use a labiaplasty. These symptoms include:

  • Labia is elongated so it interferes with intercourse or exercise
  • Labia causes a bulge that prohibits some clothing choices
  • Labia sometimes causes discomfort
  • A “camel toe” is sometimes visible

Recovery Time of Labiaplasty vs. Vaginal Rejuvenation

The timeline for recovery from the two procedures is different. Initial recovery for a labiaplasty is about 24 hours, while vaginal rejuvenation can last as long as 3 days. After the initial phase, recovery for the two procedures is quite similar. Pelvic rest restrictions will be in place for 6 weeks, including no sexual intercourse and limited sexual activity.

Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation at San Diego Cosmetic Laser

San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic are experts when it comes to labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation. Our team, led by Dr. Parvin Mani, have years of experience with the two procedures, combining this experience with the newest techniques to provide an unparalleled level of service. If you are unsure of what procedure is best for you, contact San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic for a free consultation today. Give us a call at (855) 661-4229.