Want To Refresh Your Bikini Area But Aren't Sure Where To Begin?

Dissatisfaction with the appearance of one's private area is nothing new -- but with the advent of software that can effortlessly manipulate images and video, it is easier than ever before to give into insecurities about your own unclothed appearance. In other cases, too-large labia or other minor issues with your genitals can have a major impact on your sex life or even your ability to wear tight-fitting clothes. However, you may not know where to begin when it comes to seeking help for these issues. Read on to learn more about some of the vaginal rejuvenation procedures available to determine whether any of these may be right for you.

What vaginal rejuvenation procedures are available?

The term "vaginal rejuvenation" can encompass a number of different surgical and non-surgical procedures -- from labiaplasty to reduce the prominence of or reshape your inner or outer labia folds to various exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and improve the tone of your vagina. 

One procedure can be ideal for those who have trouble reaching climax. By reducing the size of the clitoral hood, a surgeon can make it much easier for you to achieve direct stimulation of the area, helping you orgasm more quickly whether on your own or with a partner. 

A labiaplasty may be requested by those who feel their labia minora or majora are too large -- either for purely cosmetic reasons or because they interfere with penetration or affect your ability to wear certain types of clothing or underwear.

Vaginal tightening can help improve muscle tone within the vaginal walls. Those who have been disappointed by or dissatisfied with their post-baby sex lives could find that this tightening procedure restores the shape and diameter of the vagina to pre-pregnancy condition.

Where should you begin?

Your first step should be to research board-certified plastic surgeons in your area who have experience in the procedure (or procedures) you're seeking. Most physicians will offer a free or low-cost initial consult. During this appointment, you can undergo an examination and spend time with the doctor explaining your concerns or desires to ensure you're aware of all your options. In some cases, you and your doctor may determine that a procedure short of surgery (like certain exercises) could be enough to help you achieve your goals even without surgery.

If you choose to move forward with vaginal rejuvenation surgery after satisfaction with your initial consultation and some investigation of your chosen doctor's past successes in this area, you'll have the confidence of knowing you've made a well-researched decision about your physical health.