Women may not talk about it, but pregnancy, childbirth, and aging can affect the appearance and function of their internal and external genitalia. These changes may affect sexual health and self-esteem. Experienced surgeon and urogynecologist, Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG, offers cosmetic gynecological procedures to address these changes. These procedures can improve the appearance of your genitalia and sexual health. For a consultation, call the Downtown Los Angeles or Glendale, California, office or request an appointment online today.
Cosmetic gynecology is an area of medicine focused on the aesthetic needs of women, specifically on the appearance and function of the vagina and labia. Pregnancy, childbirth, and aging can alter the structures of your sexual organs, which may affect stimulation and your sexual enjoyment.
During his fellowship training, Dr. Petrikovets focused on female pelvic medicine, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic gynecological procedures aimed at rejuvenating your genitalia and improving sexual health.
Cosmetic gynecological procedures refer to the surgeries that improve the appearance of your genitalia. These procedures include:
Labiaplasty refers to the surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of your labia, which are the folds of skin that surround the opening of your vagina. The size and shape of these folds vary from woman to woman.
For some women, the folds are uneven or abnormally long. These abnormalities can cause general discomfort or pain during intercourse. During the procedure, Dr. Petrikovets may improve the symmetry or reduce the size of the folds to enhance appearance and comfort.
Also referred to as vaginal tightening, vaginoplasty is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing the width of the vagina. Pregnancy and childbirth can widen your vaginal tissue, which may affect your sexual enjoyment.
While considered a cosmetic procedure, vaginoplasty may also be used to correct a congenital disability or to fix any tissue damage that may have occurred during childbirth.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Petrikovets may be able to perform both procedures at the same time. Both labiaplasty and vaginoplasty require at least a week of downtime for recovery.
Dr. Petrikovets is an expert in female pelvic health and surgical reconstruction and can determine during a consultation if you would benefit from a cosmetic gynecological procedure. Surgery of any kind should never be taken lightly, and Dr. Petrikovets takes into consideration your desire for cosmetic surgery, your goals, and your overall health.
To learn more about cosmetic gynecological procedures and if they can benefit your sexual health and self-esteem, contact Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG, by phone or online today.