Changes to the vagina can occur as a woman ages as well as after childbirth. These changes can include significant vaginal relaxation which can affect sexual function and sensation, as well as general support of the bladder and rectum. Dr. Thomas Theocharides (known as Dr. T) has more than 20 years’ experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Rumson, NJ area. One of his specialties is vaginal rejuvenation to help women restore tightness to the vagina and improve their sexual satisfaction, repair urinary incontinence and simply restore overall confidence.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Services
Dr. T offers many options for women who are ready to reverse the changes brought on by aging and childbirth. He offers the following vaginal rejuvenation procedures:
Labiaplasty is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure that reduces the size and length of the labia minora. The labia minora is the inner lips part of the vulva. When a woman’s labia minora is elongated, the extra tissue can actually cause a lot of pain and discomfort. Some women just do not like the way it looks if one side of the labia minora is disproportionate to the other side. For women athletes, having that excess tissue can cause pain and performance issues during physical activity.
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic, surgical procedure using local anesthetic. The procedure usually takes about 1 hour. Most patients return to work in two to four days after surgery. Sexual activity can typically resume six to eight weeks after the labiaplasty surgical procedure.
ThermiVa™ is a non-invasive, non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation option to repair a saggy vulva, vaginal looseness, vaginal dryness, incontinence, overactive bladder and sexual dysfunction that has resulted from decreased sensitivity. ThermiVa™ uses radio frequency generated heat to gently tighten targeted areas with no discomfort or down time. Dr. T will perform 3 sessions that last about 30 minutes each. Each session should be spaced one month apart. You should notice the result in a few days and they should last up to a year or longer.
A Hymenoplasy is a surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure that repairs the hymen, a thin fleshy tissue that partially closes the opening of the vagina. Traditionally, the hymen is also used to mark virginity. The first time a women has vaginal sex, the hymen is stretched open sometimes causing bleeding. Having vaginal sex for the first time is not the only reason hymen’s break though. Hymen breakage can also occur when a woman rides a horse, does gymnastics, performs intense physical activity and uses a tampon.
Hymen restoration is an out-patient procedure that usually takes about 1-2 hours to preform and requires little or no downtime. The procedure will normally be performed by Dr. T a few days prior to your event with enough time for internal sutures to heal.
Why have your hymen repaired? There are actually a number of personal reasons a hymenoplasty is available to women. These reasons include:
- Cultural expectations
- Religious reasons
- To experience “the first time” again
- As part of the psychological healing process for women who were raped
Schedule a Consultation
Vaginal rejuvenation is such a personal matter, and your treatment must be tailored to your unique anatomy and desires. Dr. T offers complimentary consultations which are completely confidential and held in the privacy and comfort of our Rumson, NJ, Long Branch, NJ and Asbury Park, NJ area office. Call (732) 508-7778 or request an appointment online today to learn more about vaginal rejuvenation.*Disclaimer: results may vary