Vaginal rejuvenation is a broader term which involves the following procedures:
- Renewing the appearance of the vagina – removing the extra skin, plumping up the vulva region. This procedure is more aesthetic in nature.
- Vaginal tightening – Tightening the vaginal muscles and closing a part of the vaginal opening for better sensitivity and pleasure during sex.
Vaginal rejuvenation procedure can be either surgical or non surgical in nature. The results of surgical vaginal rejuvenation last longer comparatively. Non surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure is usually performed with laser or ultrasound devices or using PRP injections. The fundamental idea is to fix the torn and damaged tissues and muscles and promote the production of collagen.
Why does a vagina lose its shape and firmness?
Vagina, just like any other body part doesn’t remain the same as it was when you were in your 20s. On top there are certain factors that hurt the muscles inside the pelvis region that alters the shape and firmness of the vagina.
- Age. With age, every cell, muscle and tissue in your body also ages. As the body ages, the muscles in the pelvis region and inside the vagina, lose their strength too.
- Pregnancy – Getting pregnant is one of the most beautiful experiences for most women. However, the damage it causes to the muscles in the abdomen and pelvis region is nearly irreparable naturally.
- Vaginal delivery – almost every tissue around the vagina is torn during delivering a baby through the vagina. In some cases, doctors end up making more incisions to let the baby out comfortably.
There are doctors and researchers who argue that vagina is elastic in nature which can take it back to the pre-pregnancy stage but it isn’t entirely true. Widening of the vaginal canal, loosening of muscles in vaginal walls is pretty evident in many women. With age, extra growth of labia minora can also be seen to an extent some women don’t feel comfortable wearing their favourite clothing.
Vaginal rejuvenation using PRP
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. A little blood is drawn from a person’s body into a test tube and then centrifuged to separate plasma from the blood. The plasma is then collected into small syringes and injected into different parts of the body where there is a need for muscle repair or regeneration. PRP is a very safe procedure. Since the plasma belongs to the person’s own body, the body readily accepts the substance and starts repair and regeneration of tissues, blood vessels etc.
Cosmetic gynaecologists in India and across the world started using PRP for vaginal rejuvenation as this has been proven as one of the safer methods. The collected PRP is injected around the vagina, in the labia majora region. PRP is used many times along with fat transfer procedures. The fat is also collected from the same person using liposuction, cleaned and injected into concave areas around the vagina. Fat adds volume instantly plumping up the labia majora, PRP helps in regeneration and repair of tissues and also promotes the production of collagen. Significant results can be seen in just a few weeks after the procedure.
PRP is also used in ovarian rejuvenation. PRP injected into the ovaries through the vagina (transvaginal procedure). The process is similar to egg retrieval in IVF procedure. The injected PRP helps in proper functioning of the ovaries, production and release of the eggs. It also helps in treating vaginal dryness that’s caused due to improper functioning of the ovaries.
What can you expect after vaginal rejuvenation with PRP?
This is a minimally invasive procedure that leaves nearly no scope for any kind of infection. The PRP is readily accepted by your body and the body starts working on repairing the aged and damaged tissues in the region.
You may see an increase in volume initially but that will subside within a few days as PRP is absorbed by the body. After a few weeks post the procedure, you can see a noticeable difference in the appearance of your vagina. A plumped up labia majora, the feeling of tightness in and the vaginal muscles etc. Vaginal dryness and itching may also go down significantly after the procedure.
What is the cost of vaginal rejuvenation using PRP in Chennai, India?
Vaginal rejuvenation using PRP is relatively an inexpensive procedure. If no fat transfer is required, your doctor may charge anything in the range of Rs.20,000 to Rs.35,000 depending on their experience and location of the clinic.
Note that, if you are getting vaginal rejuvenation as a part of addressing your other medical conditions, your healthcare provider may cover the cost. If it is done for cosmetic reasons, they may not be covering the cost. You should check with your insurance provider to confirm the same after speaking with your doctor.