What is the Ideal Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure to Undergo at Every Stage in Life

By Kendall Roehl, MD, FACS

In recent years, a lot of our female patients have shown increased interest in vaginal rejuvenation procedures. For many women, their reasons are beyond aesthetic and it is often to correct functional and sexual concerns.

The old assumptions that “designer vagina” treatments only exclusive for celebrities has begun to fade away, as more women are now realizing that these procedures are not cosmetic in nature. At its best, vaginal rejuvenation can correct a number of problems that are common to many women.

To help you understand more about vaginal rejuvenation, we listed below the procedures that are most ideal to address issues that women typically face at different stages of their life:

  • Labiaplasty for young adults (18 to 24 years old)

Women as young as 18 have shown increasing interest in altering the shape and size of their labia—the inner and outer folds of skin at both sides of the vagina. At this age, most women have begun to explore their bodies and will find that their labia may be too large or wrinkled for their liking. To address this, these women may opt for a labiaplasty.

The goal of Labiaplasty is to reshape the labia or reduce excess skin which might cause discomfort and interfere with your activities. This procedure is ideal for you if you have a swollen or excessively long labia or if you simply want the area to have a more symmetrical look.

If you want to get rid of your labia’s wrinkled appearance, the procedure would usually involve injecting the lips with your own fat cells to make them plumper. But if you want to trim them, expect to have an incision made along the edge of the lips. Either way, this procedure is meant to ensure that you are comfortable and confident with your vagina as you begin to age.

  • G-spot Enhancement for adults (24 to 34 years old)

Most women in their mid-twenties or thirties tend to put a greater importance on pleasure and intimacy during intercourse. As such, attaining the greatest amount of satisfaction in the bedroom becomes a priority. One sure way of doing this is by stimulating the G-Spot—an extremely sensitive tissue located in the vagina that increases desire and makes it easier to reach climax.

Although every woman has a G-spot, some might not be aware of it or know how to locate it. If this is your first-time hearing about the G-spot or if you already know about it and want to enhance its stimulation further, we recommend having a G-spot Enhancement done. This procedure involves injecting fat or hyaluronic acid to the G-spot to plump it up and heighten sexual pleasure. It is painless with little to no downtime, making it ideal for women who are sexually active and want to have a deeper and more intense vaginal orgasm.

  • Hoodectomy for late adults (34 to 44 years old)

Like men, women at this age will begin to experience some difficulty reaching an orgasm. Additionally, some women will begin to feel conscious about the presence of excess skin on their clitoral hood.

If you think that this situation applies to you, we suggest undergoing a Clitoral Hood Reduction or Hoodectomy to reduce the extra skin over your clitoral hood. The procedure is relatively painless and generally takes less than an hour to finish, which is why it is safe for young women to undergo should the need arise. After surgery, you can expect to reach orgasm faster and have stronger and multiple climaxes.

  • Vaginoplasty for middle-aged women (44 to 60 years old)

By the time you reach your middle age, you might notice that your vagina is no longer as tight and as firm as it was back when you were in your late teens or twenties. But do not worry because this is completely normal as age brings many changes to the body. However, for women who have undergone childbirth or gone through menopause, the loss of muscle tone in the vagina might be more apparent. Fortunately, restoring the vagina to its near-original condition can be done easily through Vaginoplasty.

Vaginoplasty is one of the more popular vaginal rejuvenation procedures. It aims to tighten a “loose” or slack vagina by making the vaginal opening smaller, toning the vaginal canal, or getting rid of excess skin along the vaginal lining. If you have genital scarring or if you feel like your vagina has loosened up too much, vaginoplasty can address these issues. Not only will it strengthen your vagina, it can also improve sensitivity and enhance your sexual satisfaction.

Vaginal Rejuvenation & You

It goes without saying that all women should devote enough time and attention to their vaginal health. Making sure that you have a healthy and happy vagina is key to a lot of things such as having more sexual satisfaction and an overall greater disposition.

If you feel like you want to change or enhance anything about your intimate area—whether it is aesthetic or sexual in nature—do not hesitate to seek the advice of a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you only get the best and most reliable information about your body’s most delicate parts.

Kendall Roehl, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Memorial Plastic Surgery. She offers cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, body, and breasts including facelifts, tummy tuck surgery, and breast reconstruction.

Plastic Surgery and Children: An Inside Look

by Kendall Roehl, MD, FACS

A lot of people frowned upon plastic surgery not too long ago, but today it has become increasingly more popular than ever before. From non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures such as Botox and fillers to more complicated surgeries like breast augmentation and liposuction, the demand for cosmetic procedures has increased by 115% over the last 15 years. Last year, around 19.3 million procedures were performed in the US alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

One of the reasons plastic surgery is quickly becoming popular is the fact that it helps empower a lot of patients. Mental and psychological problems such as personal insecurities and body image issues can be easily solved through plastic surgery, while women who had one or both breasts removed due to breast cancer could have a chance to restore them through reconstructive procedures.

Because of easy access and a relatively positive perception in mainstream culture, it has become common and accepted for men and women alike to go under the knife. But through this, a question arises: Is it also possible for children to get plastic surgery?

Why Would Plastic Surgery Be Necessary for Kids?

Most people might wonder why there would ever be a need for children to get plastic surgery when they are still too young, and it can be quite risky. But perhaps unknown to many, children have cosmetic procedures mainly to solve a functional issue or to correct an inborn deformity.

Children have plastic surgery not purely because of aesthetic reasons but more importantly, to improve their quality of life. Some of the usual procedures children undergo are meant to fix abnormalities which could make them uncomfortable, embarrassed, or self-conscious.

The following are the common problems children have that could only be solved through plastic surgery:

  • Blocked sinus

A blocked sinus may be the result of tissues in the nose becoming swollen due to a cold, allergies, or particles in the environment that block the sinus passage. This may cause pain and breathing problems for young children. If medications fail to work, a nose job or rhinoplasty is helpful in improving nasal breathing problems. Although the procedure might seem intimidating, it is actually the most common reason a lot of children consult for plastic surgery.

  • Cleft chin

Having a cleft chin is most usually hereditary, so children who have a parent with the trait might also have the same feature. While they were considered very attractive a few decades ago, cleft chins are not as popular and desirable now. Children who are bothered by the appearance of a cleft chin have two options to correct it: have chin fillers or undergo a cleft chin surgery.

Having a chin filler injected is considered safer and less painful, although it is temporary. Meanwhile, undergoing surgery is permanent and could fix a greater defect, but the recovery time is longer. It also requires anesthesia. Regardless, the decision ultimately depends on what option the patient is more comfortable with.

Other Situations

Other cases that might also require plastic surgery for kids include ear deformations, a deviated septum, and discomfort caused by large breasts. For these problems, there are appropriate procedures that could help improve a child’s life.

Otoplasty is done to fix deformities of the external ear. This is done by reshaping the ear or pinning it back. This procedure can be performed on young children, usually at the age of 5 and above, when the ears would have reached around 80% of their adult size.

Other than rhinoplasty, another procedure that could be done to address breathing difficulty is septoplasty. This surgery is done to straighten the nasal septum and restore nasal function. Unlike rhinoplasty, which is often performed on young adolescents, septoplasty can be done as early as necessary.

For teenagers who struggle with large breasts, a helpful solution would be breast reduction. Too much weight on the chest might cause teenage girls to experience pain on their shoulder and upper back, which could interfere with normal activities. Meanwhile, teenage boys may develop gynecomastia or the swelling of the breast tissue. Like girls, they could also experience the same discomfort and suffer from embarrassment. Therefore, teenage girls and boys alike could benefit from breast reduction to solve their functional issues.

Is Plastic Surgery Advisable for Children?

Outside of the cases mentioned above, we at Memorial Plastic Surgery DO NOT ADVISE children undergoing plastic surgery simply for aesthetic reasons.

Plastic surgery is only recommended to address health and functional concerns which may arise from congenital abnormalities or accidents. Procedures which dramatically alter a child or teenager’s body, such as breast augmentation and Botox, are heavily discouraged.

How Young Is Too Young to Go Under the Knife?

The appropriate age for children to discuss and undergo plastic surgery procedures largely depends on the severity of their case, the specific physical requirements of each surgery, and their age. For instance, otoplasty and septoplasty could be performed on children as young as 5 years old, depending on the child’s need. However, procedures such as breast reduction are best done on young adolescents.

At the end of the day, children should know that they are beautiful just as they are, regardless of whatever deformity they may have. As cliché as it may sound, imperfections are marks of every person’s authenticity, for they are part of what makes every person different and unique.

However, when it comes to a point where these imperfections interfere with how a child functions in daily life, there are always helpful solutions in the form of plastic surgery. There are different procedures to address different concerns, but it is always best to consult with a plastic surgeon who can safely assess the candidacy of each patient, regardless of age. Lastly, it is important to remember that change does not come easily. As with anything, patience is key to having good results.

Kendall Roehl, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who practices at Memorial Plastic Surgery, with locations in Houston and Clear Lake, Tex.