Beauty procedures in the intimate area are no longer a taboo subject for ladies and gentlemen. And in recent years, phrases such as “vaginal rejuvenation” have become synonymous with a growing concern for the aesthetics and functionality of the female genital system.
More and more women, after a certain age, resort to vaginal rejuvenation. Specifically, by vaginal rejuvenation, we mean a kind of “lifting” for the vulva and vagina. Often, the vaginal rejuvenation procedure combines vaginoplasty and labiaplasty (reducing the size of the labia) to strengthen the inner walls of the vagina and improve the external appearance of the intimate area. Thus, the patient feels more confident and her vagina enjoys a new look.
How much does vaginal rejuvenation cost?
The average cost of vaginal rejuvenation can go from $1,000 up to $20,000, depending on the type of procedure and whether it is surgical or non-surgical. Usually, the price range for vaginoplasty is between $6,000 to $9,000 per type of procedure, with an average of $6,500. As the cost also depends on the geographical location, you will definitely pay more for a vulvoplasty in New York, than for an RF treatment in Ohio.
At the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, TX, they use many techniques for vaginal rejuvenation, offering a completely personalized treatment plan adapted to the patient’s needs. In this clinic, the cost ranges from $1,000 to $12,000 and includes pre- and post-operatory fees, surgeon’s fees, anesthesia fees, facility fees, and in some cases blood work costs.
Types of vaginal rejuvenation and their cost
- Labiaplasty – from $3,000 to $8,500
- Vaginoplasty – from $4,000 to $12,000
- Fat Transfer – $5,000 to $6,000
- Hymenoplasty – $5,000 to $6,000
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation
- Votiva – from $800-$3,000
- O-Shot – from $1,500–$2,000
- MonaLisa Touch – from $1,000 to $4,500
- Vampire Wing Lift – from $1,800 to $2,400
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
The Vaginal rejuvenation treatment is basically rejuvenating the intimate area and addressing problems that can occur with age. These problems include relaxation and weakening of the lining of the vagina, relaxation, and weakening of the perineal muscles, excess tissue of the labia, especially of the small labia, along with a large labia tissue atrophy, urinary incontinence, pain during intercourse, lack of pleasure, etc.
This type of plastic surgery helps women by restoring tissues whose tone and elasticity have been lost. The procedure can be performed both by classical surgical methods and by modern methods with the use of lasers, such as regenerative medicine with the help of stem cells.
Types of vag rejuvenation
Surgical methods include a series of medical interventions that are performed at the level of the vagina (vaginoplasty) that involve toning, narrowing, and tightening the vagina, by excising the tissue from the recto-vaginal septum, along with the re-suspension of the perineal (paravaginal) muscles and tissues around the bladder.
On the other hand, modern surgical methods and regenerative medicine are based on the appearance from the outside. These involve injecting stem cells from fat into the large labia and may be accompanied by other interventions in the small labia.
What is the procedure for vaginal rejuvenation without surgery?
The procedure of augmentation of the large labia with fat stem cells is done through the liposuction process. The fat will be extracted from those areas of the body where it is in excess, and then centrifuged and processed by a special process involving the association of collagen. Once properly prepared, the fat can be injected into the subcutaneous tissue of the large labia.
To these mentioned procedures, blood stem cells (PRP- platelet-rich plasma) can be added to facilitate the integration of fat in the greatest amount possible.
If you want, in order to achieve a special aesthetic appearance, an additional surgical method, labiaplasty can be required. The procedure consists of removing excess labial tissue, with rigorous hemostasis and intradermal suture, while preserving the anatomy of the area.
This procedure is associated with the injection of stem cells from fat in the large labia, to give them volume and also tone, and the entire intimate area to acquire a stylish and natural appearance.
Is vaginal rejuvenation covered by insurance?
Vaginal rejuvenation is, for the most part, an elective cosmetic procedure, meaning that it is not covered by insurance. Although, you should ask your surgeon or the clinic if they can offer you any financing options, or if they have any discounts when combining more types of vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
In case you have health problems like urinary incontinence or prolapse, you should check with your insurance provider to see what type of coverage they can offer. Most of them will cover a part of the treatment.
Factors that affect the final cost of a vaginoplasty procedure
- The training, experience, and specialty of the provider;
- The consultation fee may or may not be included in the procedure cost;
- The anesthesia fee may or may not be included in the procedure cost; In case of a non-surgical procedure there is no need for anesthesia;
- The training and experience of a certified anesthesiologist in case of surgical vaginal rejuvenation;
- The facility fees may or may not be included in the procedure cost;
- The geographical location may also affect the cost of the procedure, as it varies from state to state. There also is a big difference in price for the vaginal rejuvenation procedure done in an urban and in a rural area;
- Blood tests;
- Recovery expenses ;
- Post-operatory fee.
As we mentioned above, most of the clinics include all these expenses in the final cost of the vaginal rejuvenation procedure. The best way to find out which expenses are included in the final cost is to ask the clinic or the surgeon.
When is vaginal rejuvenation recommended?
One can resort to such a procedure when the tissue of the major labia has lost its substance and tone, and the small labia have become relaxed and untoned, with a considerable amount of excess tissue, protruding a lot and covering the large ones or even the vaginal opening, giving an unsightly look.
Patients who have undergone natural childbirths and have laxity in the area of the vagina or have suffered some trauma may resort to this procedure. Rejuvenation may also be useful in older patients, where the loss of collagen, combined with decreased hormone levels associated with menopause, led to a general loss of skin elasticity.
What problems can vaginal rejuvenation solve?
First of all, the procedure is an aesthetic one, and its purpose is to solve the ptosis of the labia and to restore the intimate area to a pleasant appearance. However, the intervention can also have an effect on other problems.
A consequence of vaginal laxity is urinary incontinence because the vaginal muscles are weaker. Through vaginal rejuvenation, this region can regain lost tone and thus combat spontaneous urinary losses, which are truly disturbing. Vaginal dryness is another problem that may be associated with loss of labia tone and decreased hormone levels, in which case such a procedure may be useful.
Last but not least, vaginal rejuvenation helps improve intercourse. When the vaginal tissue is lacking firmness, the small labia are very prominent, and vaginal dryness occurs, pain and discomfort may occur during intercourse. By restoring the tone of the intimate area through the rejuvenation of the labial tissue, this problem can improve.
The first step in overcoming these problems is to perform a gynecological consultation, always accompanied by a transvaginal ultrasound. The attending physician will expose you, at the end of the consultation, to all possibilities to address your conditions, and will, by mutual agreement, decide which option suits your case. The most important factor is to find a certified surgeon who you trust.