Having a young, beautiful and attractive look is so important for women of our century. Hence, so much effort for their face, breasts, abdomen, and skin. It would be weird not to put the same effort for the genital area.
Women consult us, gynaecologists, with various complaints regarding their vagina and external genital organs, such as twisting and tugging of the inner lips while exercising, visibility of the lips from swimsuits, leggings, etc., self-consciousness in the presence of their partner during intercourse, and hygiene issues. Sometimes our patients complain about sagging, loose and wrinkly outer lips. Some other patients complain that their vagina is loose and large, so they have a hard time feeling their partner and reaching orgasm, some sounds come from the vagina, and the appearance of the entrance of the vagina is deformed. Vaginal laxity also increases the problems related to pelvic floor in time and makes it easier for the other neighbouring organs to hang outside of the vagina. As years pass by, this situation brings along other problems.
The procedures of reducing the inner lips, reducing the outer lips so that they would not hang down, plumping the outer lips, removing the redundant skin on the clitoris, tightening the anterior and posterior wall in the vagina, tightening the lateral vaginal walls, strengthening vaginal muscles, and removing the redundant dark coloured skin between the entrance of the vagina and the anus can be altogether defined as “vaginal rejuvenation.”
Hymen reconstruction surgeries are sometimes requested due to cultural reasons, and there are various techniques which make it possible.
Vaginal rejuvenation first started to be discussed in 1989, but it only became common in the 21st century, when women changed their points of view about their sexuality and owned their sex appeal. Pelvic floor surgeries have been actually performed for approximately 100 years with increasingly improved techniques by gynaecologists. However, this surgical procedure has been renovated in order to improve sexual satisfaction and sex appeal at the request of patients. It started to be accepted as “sexuality-oriented vaginoplasty / perineoplasty.”
I believe that encouraging women with complaints about their genital organs for surgery if they really have anatomic problems is our “mission.”
I wish you all a happy and healthy sexual life.
Op. Dr. Guray Unlu