Rejuvenation of the vagina
Keisha Shakespeare-Blackmore, Staff Reporter
Just as other body parts such as the face may need a little a rejuvenation at times, so does your vagina.
Vaginoplasty, sometimes referred to as rejuvenation of the vagina, is a procedure that can usually correct problems such as stretched vaginal muscles, enlarged vagina lips, or too small or too big mons pubis (tissue lying above pubic bone).
Gynaecologist and cosmetic surgeon, Dr Kemel Gajraj said that some women are born with bigger vagina lips than others, or the lips might be stretched and look abnormal "wherein the clitoris is covered with skin. Thus a vaginal rejuvenation procedure is done to correct it," he said.
He also noted that some people might have too small or too long a clitoris and, as such, a readjustment would be done to correct that problem. Another issue that some women have to contend with is the mons pubis being too fat.
"Some women complain that when they wear their jeans or tight-fitting clothes, the mons pubis is just too pronounced. In such a case, we will do a suction, where we take out some of the fat."
On the other hand, Dr Gajraj said while some women come in to have their vagina lips made smaller, others want the opposite. In such a situation, what they do is take the excess fat from other parts of the body and place this in the lips. The doctor told Flair that vaginal rejuvenation is quite popular in Jamaica, especially among women who want to tighten the muscles of the vagina.
He said for women who have experienced multiple childbirths, the vaginal muscles tend to experience enlargement due to stressful expansion during the delivery. This may result in loose, weak, vaginal muscles. The doctor also explained that when a women gets a tear during childbirth it also stretches the lining of the vaginal muscle and contrary to popular belief, salt water baths only help heal the wound but it does not tighten the lining of the vagina.
He said the lining of the vagina can be stretched with just giving birth to only one child, dependent on how big the child is. Multiple childbirth is also a concern.
To correct this, a suture of the vaginal muscle is required.
"Also with this procedure you would have better bladder support because when the vaginal muscles are stretched it's hard to support the bladder."
The doctor noted that a vaginal rejuvenation is an outpatient procedure done in the morning and the patient is out by the same afternoon. He further stated that within a week the wound will be healed, but it may take up to six weeks before the patient can have sex again.
So, if you or your partner is not satisfied with your vagina, a rejuvenation procedure can work wonders.