Cosmetic Gynecology

Vaginal Rejuvenation was designed to enhance sexual gratification for women. This procedure enhances vaginal muscle tone, strength and control. Vaginal relaxation causes a woman's muscles to have poor tone, strength and control. When the muscles of the perineum are weak and poorly supported, the vagina is no longer functioning at its best and sexual gratification is greatly diminished.

Many women, especially younger women, who have had children, will experience vaginal relaxation. Common complaints are "my vagina is very loose," "I don't feel aroused during intercourse" or " I don't enjoy intercourse because there is little to no friction during intercourse." Most of these women say that "sex is just not the same." 

Sexual gratification has been directly related to the amount of frictional forces which are generated during intercourse. This procedure can increase the friction during intercourse, which allows for a more pleasurable experience for a woman and her partner.

Women who experience loss of urine from coughing, laughing, sneezing, during exercise activities or during sex, can have their urinary incontinence corrected along with enhancing sexual gratification. This procedure is about an hour and a half, is an outpatient procedure, with minimal bleeding. Healing occurs in a very short period of time and recovery time is nominal.

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Hymenoplasty is a procedure in which the hymen is reconstructed. This procedure can repair the hymen as if sexual relations have never occurred and is often performed for cultural, religious or social reasons. 

The hymen is a membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. It forms part of the vulva, or external genitalia. The size of the hymenal opening increases with age. After a woman gives birth, she may be left with remnants of the hymen, called carunculae myrtiformes or the huymne may be completely absent. 

Hymenoplasty is a restoration of the hymen.

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Clitoral Hood Reduction - Redundant Prepuce (excess skin/hood) is located directly over the clitoris and acts as a protective cover to the clitoris. This hood occurs in approximately 50 to 60% of patients. It is found as a second hood and is actually a second complete structure. The hood begins above the apex of the clitoral hood and ends at the labia minora.

This is a purely cosmetic procedure, but many women elect to have the labia minor reduction surgery and therefore it is necessary to have this redundancy removed or reduced to have an aesthetically appealing labia minor reduction surgery.

Typically performed on an outpatient basis under local with prudendal block. Surgery could last about one and one-half hours.

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Mons Pubis Reduction - Mons Pubis is the bottom of a woman's abdomen, where her belly meets the pubic area. The mons is the area over the pubic bone and above the clitoris and its hood. Mons pubis reduction is the removal of fatty deposits in this area.

This procedure is performed on women who have large fatty deposits in this area. This fatty area can create aesthetic issues in clothing, bathing suits, undergarments and when nude, which gives women a non-feminine appearance and the feeling of being unattractive.

The Mons Pubis reduction is removed surgically and is typically performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure lasts between twenty and forty minutes, depending on the amount of fatty tissue to be removed.

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Labia Minora Reduction is the reduction of excess prepusce or excess skin along the side of the clitoris. This is performed for women who do not like the protruding minora. Functional problems which can be caused from Labia minora enlargement include:

  • Difficulties with sexual intercourse
  • Discomfort and/or irritation with certain types of clothing
  • Discomfort and pain with some physical activities, such as exercise and cycling

Enlarged labia can result in aesthetic problems for some women, including:

  • "Not feeling feminine" because of the extra tissue in the genital area
  • Feeling of poor genital/body image
  • A physical protrusion in the genital area when wearing underwear, bathing suits and other types of clothing.

Typically performed on an outpatient basis.

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Labia Majora Reduction is performed for women who feel that their labia majora or hair bearing outer lips, are too bulky. The medical and sociologic reasons for labial reduction include the correction of labial damage that occurred during childbirth, the elimination of pain and discomfort consequent to larger and enlarged labia, and for personal, aesthetic reasons, as cosmetic surgery.

This procedure is called Labiaplasty of the external folds of skin surrounding the structures of the vulva. Labiaplasty reduces the size of one or both sets of labia in repairing the labia following the patient's recovery from disease or injury.

Labiaplasty is usually an outpatient surgical procedure. After surgery, the patient might experience some mild discomfort and variable inflammation of the tissues, which usually will subside and disappear within one to two weeks.

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Labia Majora Convergence surgery is performed when the labia majora diverge away from the clitoris or away from the perineal body. The complaint from women is that the labia majora diverge away and do not come together. This often occurs anteriorly, above the clitoral hood and posteriorly below the vaginal opening.

Some women opt for surgery to pull the majora towards the midline to give a more aesthetically appealing contouring of the majora both above and below the vaginal openings.

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