What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation can describe a variety of different procedures and surgeries that are conducted to restore youthfulness, usually after having a baby or going through menopause and other hormonal changes. Some women seek vaginal rejuvenation to restore function, some to address aesthetic changes, and some are looking to achieve improvement in function and aesthetic changes at the same time.
Cosmetic gynecology is another popular term encompassing functional and aesthetic restorative options for women.
The vaginal rejuvenation procedures and surgeries that Dr. Susan Mikaelian offers include:
- Labial majora enhancement (“Labial Puff”)
- Nonsurgical, energy-based treatments
- Vulvar skin lightening
- The O-Shot®
“I have had kids and now nothing feels the way it used to down there.”
Who Is a Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Making aesthetic changes is a personal choice. Some women notice that they don’t look or feel the same after childbirth, weight loss, cancer treatments, or menopause. Choosing to restore the appearance and function of the vagina is a choice a woman makes to enhance her self-esteem or sexual confidence.
There is not one uniform “look” to be achieved. The desired aesthetic outcome is discussed with Dr. Mikaelian during the consultation, and she will create a plan that best serves the patient.
Functional changes that can be addressed through vaginal rejuvenation include:
- Stress urinary incontinence, or “leaky bladder” when coughing, sneezing, laughing, etc.
- Laxity or “looseness” after vaginal delivery of a baby
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal atrophy after menopause
- Irritation that interferes with activities and exercise
What Is the Cost of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
The procedures and surgeries vary, and many women will benefit from several different treatment options. For this reason, Vanguard Women’s Intimate Wellness gives a discount if multiple treatments are being combined into one procedure.
Dr. Mikaelian performs a majority of these surgeries in a private, in-office suite. This reduces costs that are otherwise associated with surgery centers while providing a discreet and comfortable environment for the patient. During the initial consultation, each patient will receive a price quote.
“Because I feel better about me, my relationship has improved too.”
DR. SUSAN MIKAELIAN’S UNIQUE SURGICAL APPROACH
Dr. Mikaelian is a vulvovaginal surgeon trained in the latest techniques for vulvovaginal surgery. She performs most of her procedures in an office setting with mild sedation and local anesthesia, so there is usually no need to go to a special surgery center. To administer the latest techniques, Dr. Mikaelian employs surgical tools which are designed for operating on the most sensitive areas.
Dr. Mikaelian uses the dermoelectroporation (DEP) device, which is the latest technology to deliver medications (e.g., numbing medication) to sensitive areas effectively. This allows her to numb patients painlessly without the use of a needle prior to the procedure.
Dr. Mikaelian operates with the Ellman Surgitron, a precise surgical instrument that uses a cool tip to minimize damage to the underlying sensitive tissue. By using the Ellman Surgitron instead of a scalpel, Dr. Mikaelian is able to make precise incisions that minimize trauma to the tissues. This not only improves healing, but it also provides the best cosmetic result.
Dr. Mikaelian’s goals are to:
- Improve patient comfort during procedures
- Protect underlying tissue to reduce pain and healing time
- Provide the latest and most precise technology
- Attain the best cosmetic outcome
- Help patients attain confidence in every area of their body