It’s not always easy to embrace femininity when you’re unhappy with your body, particularly your most intimate area. Whether due to aging, childbirth, or other life events, changes in vaginal health and appearance can profoundly affect your self-esteem and quality of life.
With vaginal rejuvenation, you become the architect of your womanhood.
Today, we’ve tapped into renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Cat’s expertise to create a vaginal rejuvenation guide that sheds light on these life-changing procedures.
Together, we’ll explore surgical and non-surgical options for vaginal rejuvenation, along with their benefits, potential drawbacks, and everything else you might need to make an informed decision.
From cost considerations to the intricacies of each procedure, we leave no stone unturned as you consider gifting yourself the ultimate expression of self-love.
What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation is a term encompassing a range of treatments that address different concerns in the labia minora (inner folds of the vulva) or labia majora (outer folds of the vulva), such as:
- Volume loss
- Loose labia or skin laxity
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal tightening
- Aesthetic harmony
As for who’s suitable for vaginal rejuvenation procedures, women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and backgrounds entrust their femininity to Dr. Cat, particularly those:
- Who have given birth and experienced changes in laxity or appearance
- Experiencing menopause or hormonal changes that lead to vaginal dryness, laxity, and discomfort
- With urinary incontinence, hoping to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles
- Desiring a more symmetrical or youthful aesthetic
- Looking to enhance sexual satisfaction and intimacy
You can choose from both surgical and non-surgical options for vaginal rejuvenation:
- Labiaplasty (surgical)
- ThermiVa (non-surgical)
- Combination of both
…all of which we’ll cover in this vaginal rejuvenation guide.
Let’s start with labiaplasty.
The Labiaplasty Procedure
Labiaplasty (also known as labial reduction) is a cosmetic procedure to remove excess labia minora.
During this procedure, Dr. Cat uses a self-developed, specialized technique to artfully reshape the labia minora. The goal? To create a harmonious and naturally contoured appearance as if sculpted by Mother Nature herself.
A pioneer in labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Cat’s expertise and dedication to detail guarantee results that beautifully complement your individual anatomy and revitalize your femininity.
That said, not all surgeons have the same level of care and surgical skill. Dr. Cat has witnessed firsthand the devastating outcomes faced by many revision labiaplasty patients who didn’t receive proper treatment and expertise.
“I hope all patients understand this is a serious surgery that, when done correctly, has a quick and easy recovery. For botched labiaplasty, they are often unfixable,” she says.
As a trusted surgeon dedicated to mastering her craft, Dr. Cat understands the delicate nature of labiaplasty and takes the time to ensure optimal results.
The only regret her patients have? Not having undergone the procedure sooner.
If you’re not quite ready for the surgical route, the next section in our vaginal rejuvenation guide is for you.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
When it comes to non-surgical options for vaginal rejuvenation, ThermiVa is Dr. Cat’s holy grail—and for good reason.
ThermiVa is a non-invasive, outpatient cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen and elastin in the vaginal tissue. This cutting-edge treatment, which Dr. Cat herself is an avid fan of, improves overall vaginal function, sensation, and appearance.
Unlike surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures, ThermiVa has zero downtime and recovery, so patients can resume their everyday lives immediately—including work, exercise, and sexual activity. Many patients say it feels more like a luxurious spa treatment than a cosmetic procedure.
Like labiaplasty, however, technique plays a crucial role. Dr. Cat cautions that tissues must be treated in a very precise way to achieve optimal results. In fact, many patients have sought Dr. Cat to correct unsatisfactory results from previous non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments.
Dr. Cat’s understanding of vaginal rejuvenation, coupled with her innovative techniques and knowledge of female anatomy, enables her to achieve remarkable outcomes that consistently earn praise from her patients.
For results that are nothing short of extraordinary, Dr. Cat offers a unique combination of labiaplasty and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation.
The “Designer Vagina”: Combining Procedures
The surgical precision of labiaplasty can address concerns related to the size and shape of the labia, while ThermiVa focuses on improving vaginal laxity, dryness, and other concerns on a cellular level.
By combining the two techniques, Dr. Cat offers a comprehensive approach to achieving the rejuvenated feminine appearance every woman dreams of.
Wondering which approach might be right for you?
No comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation guide would be complete without closely comparing the benefits and limitations.
Pros and Cons of Vaginal Rejuvenation
Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation are not interchangeable, rather complementary to one another. To help balance your perspective, here’s a snapshot of the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation, as well as the potential drawbacks of both procedures:
Pros and Cons of Labiaplasty – Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
|Labiaplasty offers life-changing vaginal rejuvenation results, especially when combined with non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation.||Labiaplasty is an invasive procedure, lasting between 2.5 to 4 hours. It involves anesthesia, incisions, and a 4-week recovery.|
|Dr. Cat developed a unique technique for minimal pain and a quicker recovery compared to other surgical providers.||It typically takes a full 3 to 4 months to see the final results.|
|Labiaplasty provides precise, long-lasting improvements that don’t require additional procedures.||The cost of vaginal rejuvenation treatment with labiaplasty can be more expensive than ThermiVa, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.|
|The surgical nature of labiaplasty allows for more personalized adjustments.||Not every surgeon specializes in labiaplasty or possesses the same in-depth understanding of female anatomy as Dr. Cat.|
|Labiaplasty helps alleviate discomfort, improve aesthetic appearance, and enhance self-esteem.||With any surgery, there are risks such as infection, scarring, or changes in sensation.|
Pros and Cons Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation (ThermiVa)
|ThermiVa offers immediate vaginal rejuvenation results with no surgery or downtime.||Not every provider specializes in non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments like ThermiVa.|
|The cost of a ThermiVa session is more affordable up front, starting at $3,000 (or $8,500 for a package of three).||The cumulative cost of multiple sessions can amount to or surpass that of surgical vaginal rejuvenation.|
|Each ThermiVa session only lasts about 30 to 45 minutes.||Results are temporary, often requiring maintenance sessions throughout the year.|
|Treatment provides improvement in vaginal laxity, dryness, and appearance, as well as mild urinary incontinence.||ThermiVa may have limitations in addressing significant vaginal laxity or other complex issues.|
Design Your Future with Vaginal Rejuvenation by Dr. Cat
We hope our vaginal rejuvenation guide has given you more insight into what vaginal rejuvenation is and if it’s right for you.
At Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery, we understand the journey towards self-confidence and embracing your femininity can be challenging, especially when faced with changes that impact your sense of self.
But every woman deserves to feel comfortable, confident, and proud of her body. It all starts with finding the right surgeon to make it possible.
Together with Dr. Cat, you’ll open the door to a future where you embrace the most vulnerable facet of your beauty and live life with unapologetic confidence.