What do vaginal tightening and vaginal rejuvenation mean?
When women inquire about vaginal rejuvenation, they’re typically looking for one of two types of procedures. One is an external, cosmetic procedure that alters the appearance of the vaginal area, usually involving plastic surgery on the skin folds that surround the vagina. The second procedure is an internal alteration that results in “tightening” of the vaginal canal. Here’s a crash course in the terminology.
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
The term “vaginal rejuvenation” can refer to a broad spectrum of procedures, but in general, the term is used to describe procedures that change the anatomy of the vagina, either externally or internally. The goal of vaginal rejuvenation can be to restore the vagina to its youthful feel and appearance, and/or to improve support for the female organs.
What is vaginal tightening?
Vaginal tightening can be part of a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, but it is specifically targeted at the vaginal canal. Women seeking this treatment want to tighten a “loose” or “stretched” vagina. This condition is called vaginal laxity. Because this condition is often underreported and is subjective, there is little information on how many women have vaginal laxity; however, one study suggests at least 38% of women experience vaginal laxity, leading to reduced vaginal sensation, stress urinary incontinence, and decreased sexual pleasure.