Vaginal Rejuvenation

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

One of the fastest growing segments of cosmetic surgery is female genital surgery. Many phrases are used to describe what is surgically done and the catch-all phrase lay people have seen with increasing regularity is “vaginal rejuvenation.” The branded name “Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation” has even gained national attention in print and television. In reality, vaginal rejuvenation can be achieved via surgery or non-surgical means.  Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation is achieved using radio frequency devices like ThermiVa or ablative lasers like Mona Lisa.  Surgical vaginal rejuvenation is achieved via vaginoplasty or the surgical tightening of the vagina. Vaginoplasty usually entails a modification of a standard “posterior repair” along with rebuilding of the perineum (the space between the vagina and rectum). This procedure was traditionally performed for a fallen or prolapsed rectum or rectocele. Lasers, scissors, cautery units, and knives can be utilized.


Gynecologists have performed posterior repairs for years.  Recently, plastic surgeons have been showing interest in this rapidly growing, ultra sub-specialty.  Most recently, gynecologic surgeons and urogynecologist, with specific training in pelvic and vaginal surgery, have popularized these aesthetic genital procedures helping to make them legitimate. It was only several years ago when cosmetic vaginal surgery was attacked vigorously by many medical practitioners as barbaric, unnecessary, and frivolous. However, baby boomers drove the acceptance of these procedures and fueled the growth of this very small niche. Women no longer wanted to live with gaping vaginal openings and lack of sensation when having sexual relations. Both young women wanting a sleeker appearance of their genitals and older women wanting to repair the ravages of childbirth and time are in the forefront of demand to look and feel young again.

There are only a handful of surgeons who perform these surgeries in adequate volumes to be proficient and adept. Technical skill is of paramount importance for the surgeon but having an artist’s eye is of equal value.


Before & After Photos

Before & After