Vaginal rejuvenation is a group of procedures used to reshape, tighten, refresh, increase sexual stimulation, stop urinary incontinence, or make any other changes to your vagina.
(hold on to your lady parts, this could get graphic)
7 Types of Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation can be achieved using one, or several, of seven procedures: vaginal laser rejuvenation, labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, hymenoplasty (hymenorrhaphy), clitoral unhooding, revirgination, or g-spot amplification.
The vaginal rejuvenation procedure to use is determined by the area being addressed.
Vaginal Laser Rejuvenation
Vaginal laser rejuvenation is any procedure that uses energy based equipment (laser) for vaginal rejuvenation.
- What It Does: Tightens, helps with excessive dryness, lack of sensitivity & minor incontinence
- Ideal Candidate: Non-pregnant woman or anyone with a vagina who wants to address these issues without having surgery
- Cost: $3,500 to $7,000
Before I start, let me first say that there is currently some controversy regarding these treatments after an FDA WARNING stated that vaginal rejuvenation devices are being used off-label (for purposes other than what they were approved by the FDA to do) and could possibly be a risk to your lady parts.
You should also know that off-label isn’t always a bad thing. Example: A little Botox can lift a droopy nose but since Botox has not been FDA approved for this procedure it is considered “off-label”.
(Still, if you’ve heard enough of the laser option, feel free to skip down to labiaplasty) 😉
Vaginal laser rejuvenation is generally a 15 minute office visit and takes 3 to 5 treatments to work. There are many different brands of lasers and some work differently than others but they all involve a wand to apply laser energy (heat) inside your vajayjay.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Lasers
Without going too, too, too far into it, some of these vaginal rejuvenation lasers are the:
- Thermiva by Thermigen which uses RF energy (heat) to “reclaim” your pre-childbirth vaginas. I have personally done Thermiva. It does not hurt and worked to make me tighter and also helped with my “pee-when-I-laugh-or-sneeze” syndrome.
- FemTouch by Lumenis uses fractional CO2 technology to address issues such as urinary incontinence, dryness, and vaginal laxity.
- Femilift (Pixel Co2) by Alma Lasers
- MonaLisa Touch by Cynosure also uses CO2
I had fractional CO2 on my face and chest and I’ll tell ya, you won’t find me going anywhere NEAR my hoohaw with that laser! But I’m not sure that the FDA warning, on it’s own, would keep me from trying this laser.
Given the current attention to this topic, I can only tell you to do your due diligence before deciding to partake in any of these vaginal laser procedures.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that can alter the size and shape of the labia.
- Good for: Reshaping or shortening your labia minor or majora
- Ideal Candidate: Anyone with large, hanging, or uneven labias that cause discomfort either aesthetically or physically
- Cost: $1,500 – $6,000 depending on the technique
A labiaplasty is used to change the appearance of your labia. It is mainly cosmetic and doesn’t effect the function of the vagina in any way. Of course, if you’re like me and live in constant fear of catching your labia in your zipper, labiaplasty can also be used preventatively.
Not all labiaplasties are the same. There are several techniques that can be used depending on the plastic surgeon performing the procedure. You can read more about those in “A Complete Guide to Labiaplasty”.
- Good for: Tightening your vagina or for sex reassignment
- Ideal Candidate: Women who want tighter vaginas or men who are undergoing gender reassignment
- Cost: Avg $5425
Vaginoplasty is the way to go if you feel your vagina is slack or loose due to childbirth, aging, or even just bad genes (did I just say that?). It can also be used to correct a vaginal defect from birth or construct a vagina as part of sex reassignment surgery.
Vaginoplasty, for the purpose of tightening, involves cutting a pie shaped hole in the vaginal tissue wall, and using sutures to reattach and tighten the area.
If you’re having a vaginoplasty for tightening you can expect to go back to work in two to three days. For sex reassignment it could be considerably longer but that is outside the scope of this website.
You can read more about vaginoplasty here.
- Good for: Reconnecting the hymen
- Ideal Candidate: Women who would like to present as a virgin (this procedure does not address tightening)
- Cost: Avg $2,325
The delicate hymen is ripped the first time you have intercourse. Hymenoplasty simply takes that skin and sews it back together.
In some cultures it is necessary for a woman to be a ‘virgin’ before marriage and an intact hymen can be the difference between happily ever after and social pariah (yes, this still happens).
However, hymenoplasty does not address other changes to the vagina after sex such as the relaxation of muscles (it just gets looser). To address the hymen as well as the tightening of the vagina you would have to get a revirgination.
Revirgination restores the torn hymen and tightens up the area, essentially restoring the vagina to it’s original “virginal” state. (sweet gesture, but…)
- Good For: Faking virginity 🙂
- Ideal Candidate: Anyone who wants to not only restore the hymen but the tightness that is lost as well
- Cost: Varies a lot
Clitoral Unhooding (Hoodectomy)
Clitoral unhooding or hoodectomy, is a procedure to remove or reduce the tissue that covers the clitoris.
- Good for: Increasing sexual pleasure and enhancing the vagina aesthetically (matter of opinion)
- Ideal Candidate: Women who need three “D” batteries to climax (xoxo)
- Cost: Avg $3,000
The procedure is used to modify the appearance of the area but mainly to enhance pleasure during sexual intercourse.
The surgery involves the removal of excess skin over the clitoris. If you’re wondering if you’re clitoris is hooded, then grab a mirror and see where you land on the clitoral hood coverage chart (four words I never thought I’d say).
If the idea of a scalpel near your happy button freaks you out, there is always the Rabbit.
(I LOVE my job!)
- Good For: Increasing sexual pleasure
- Ideal Candidate: Women who have trouble climaxing
- Cost: Depends on the product injected
G-Spot amplification is a non-surgical procedure where hyaluronic acid, collagen, or autologous fat is injected into the Grafenburg spot (G-Spot) (YES, it actually does exist!) in order to increase sensitivity.
The G-spot is located on the roof of the vagina, 2.5-3 inches directly below the urethra. It’s on the roof (?) of the vagina at 12 o’clock when you are lying down.
The procedure du jour is the G-SHOT® procedure which involves the use of human engineered hyaluronan to augment your G-spot. Kinda like fillers in your vaj.
You can read more about G-SHOT here.