Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation: Which Is Right for Me?

Woman leaning to side, thinking about vaginal rejuvenation in Houston, TX.

As a female plastic surgeon and mom myself, I’m familiar with how our bodies change after having children. That’s why I’m happy to offer a full range of both surgical and nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation options at my Houston plastic surgery practice.

No matter your goals, preferences, or concerns, there’s an effective option out there for you. If you’re not sure which route to take, read on for a few pointers on how to decide.

What Are My Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Options?

Let’s talk labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects laxity, asymmetry, and elongation that can occur in the labia, sometimes due to genetics and sometimes as a result of aging and childbirth. This surgery relieves discomfort during exercise and intercourse, increases confidence when wearing swimsuits or tight-fitting bottoms, and repairs damage that may have happened during childbirth. Many women opt to include labiaplasty as part of a mommy makeover.

What Are My Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation Options?

I offer a few different nonsurgical options. Most of them are included in my nonsurgical mommy makeover package, which you can learn more about in this blog post.

Aviva & Votiva

These treatments stimulate collagen production using RF energy that connects between a handpiece above the skin and a thin probe inserted under the skin.

Also called scarless labiaplasty, Aviva treats mild to moderate thinning and laxity of the vulva area, including the inner and outer labia, clitoral head, vaginal opening, perineum, and mons pubis.

While Aviva addresses only the external vulva area, Votiva works for both the internal and external tissues.

EmpowerRF System

The EmpowerRF system features multiple feminine rejuvenation treatments, including:

  • VTone: VTone uses electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to strengthen the muscles in the pelvic wall, helping with urinary incontinence and muscle weakness.
  • Morpheus8V: This device uses RF energy to tighten, strengthen, and lift the skin on the inner and outer labia.
  • FormaV: FormaV works on the muscles of the vaginal wall to increase circulation, relieve muscle pain, and relax muscles for improved sensation during intercourse.

Which Approach Is Right for Me?

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to start.

Are you OK with taking a little time off to recover?

Most nonsurgical treatments involve little to no downtime, whereas surgical labiaplasty involves a couple of weeks of recovery. If you’re a woman on the go, nonsurgical may be the better route until you have time to recover properly.

Would you rather have a single invasive treatment or multiple minimally invasive treatments?

There’s no right or wrong answer here; it’s all about your preference. Some women would rather invest in one surgery and enjoy results for many years, while others prefer to stay nonsurgical and come back for the maintenance treatments these options require.

How significant are your concerns?

Surgical vaginal rejuvenation is typically the better choice for women with significant laxity or stretching. Women with mild to moderate concerns are often happy with the results they achieve nonsurgically.

Not sure whether your concerns qualify as mild or severe? Ask me! I’ll guide you in the best direction after a private and thorough discussion of your goals. If you’re ready to get started, please request a consultation online or call (713) 571-0600. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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