How Can My Vaginal Appearance Be Improved?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


A woman’s intimate experiences should be satisfying, but it can be difficult to enjoy intimacy when you don’t feel confident about yourself physically. For women who are self-conscious or embarrassed about the appearance of their vagina – and, more specifically, the labia – board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and the expert team at SSK Plastic Surgery perform advanced labiaplasty surgery to restore a more pleasing, youthful look, improved sexual experiences, and elevated confidence. Keep reading to learn more about vaginal rejuvenation with labiaplasty and find out what results may be possible for you.

Who needs a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty surgery can be a life-changing procedure for women who are unhappy with the form or function of their labia due to pregnancy, childbirth, trauma, or natural deformities, or for those women who experience painful or disruptive symptoms associated with the vaginal lips. Some of the most common concerns that lead patients to pursue labiaplasty surgery include:

  • Long labia
  • Hanging labia
  • Asymmetric labia
  • Stretched-out labia
  • Loose labia
  • Pain during sex
  • Discomfort while sitting or wearing tight clothing
  • Undesirable appearance when wearing leggings or tight clothing
  • Recurrent infection
  • Low self-esteem related to appearance of the vagina

How does a labiaplasty work?

Labiaplasty surgery can typically be performed as an in-office procedure using local anesthesia only. Based on the patient’s particular needs and anatomy, Dr. Kelishadi will formulate a customized surgical plan, which may include tissue excision, skin tightening, dissolvable sutures, and other tools and techniques. Using extreme precision and artistry, Dr. Kelishadi will work to create a tighter, more youthful, more desirable vaginal appearance.

Will labiaplasty make my vagina tighter?

Labiaplasty is primarily designed to address cosmetic concerns regarding the labia minora and does not alter the internal vaginal tissues and structures. If you have a loose or stretched-out vaginal wall, don’t hesitate to discuss these concerns with Dr. Kelishadi so that he can advise you on the best course of action for full vaginal rejuvenation.

Is there a nonsurgical option for vaginal rejuvenation?

For patients interested in a nonsurgical solution for mild to moderate symptoms of female sexual dysfunction associated with aging, hormone changes, and other factors, Dr. Kelishadi may recommend ThermiVa®. This exciting treatment does not require incisions or anesthesia, and simply involves the insertion of a wand into the vagina, which delivers temperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy to precisely heat the vaginal and labial tissues. This process stimulates the production of collagen and increases blood flow to the area, resulting in firmer tissue, enhanced sensations, and more. With ThermiVa, patients can find relief from many common female sexual health symptoms, including:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Decreased sensation
  • Weak orgasm
  • Inability to reach orgasm
  • Loose vaginal tissues
  • Urinary incontinence

Patients considering ThermiVa should keep in mind that the treatment is not designed to make dramatic changes to the appearance of the vagina and labia. For women whose primary concern is the cosmetic appearance of the labia, a surgical labiaplasty may be the most appropriate course of action. During your initial consultation for vaginal rejuvenation in Orange County, CA, Dr. Kelishadi will determine which treatment or procedure can help you look and feel your best once again.

Give your confidence a boost with vaginal rejuvenation surgery in Newport Beach, CA

Women deserve to feel confident about their appearance at all times, including behind closed doors. If your intimate experiences are lacking due to long labia or another concern about the form or function of your vagina, you may be a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation surgery. For more information about your options for surgical and nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation in Orange County, call SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with nationally acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.