All you need to know about genital rejuvenation

According to Vinod Vij, a plastic and cosmetic surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, there has been a 30 per cent increase in people seeking genital rejuvenation surgeries. Genital rejuvenation is a form of elective plastic surgery. The sole purpose of it is to restore or enhance the genitals cosmetic appearance and aesthetics

: All you need to know about genital rejuvenation

We’ve all heard about facial rejuvenation surgeries, tummy tucks and body contouring. But did you know that you can also have your genitals rejuvenated?

Several women today opt for surgeries to enhance the appearance of their genitalia. Likewise, there are numerous ageing males who wish to keep their genitals looking the way they did while they were in their 20s.

Treatments available for men

Recently, I had treated a 60-year-old male patient from Dubai for a flaccid penis. Along with medical treatment with drugs like Viagra, we decided to treat him with inflatable penile implant at our hospital.

This was done by inserting artificial sacks inside the scrotum, which are connected by a tube to the penis. When these sacks are pressed, the saline rushes to the penis raising it using hydraulics. Once done, the sacks are rotated and the saline flows back into the sack, relaxing the penis.

 All you need to know about genital rejuvenation
Dr Vinod Vij, plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Fortis Hospital, Mulund

Treatments are also available for younger men who approach us to enhance their penile size. We use procedures like ‘Suspensory Ligament Release’ which involves the penis to be moved forward from the pubic bone to increase length by a good couple of centimetres.

There are ways to also increase the girth of the penis, by injecting fat into the organ. This fat is harvested from the tummy or thighs using a small needle.  It’s been witnessed that these procedures are conducted on men between 38-65 years.

Treatments available for women

Among Indian women, the prime cause of dissatisfaction with their genitalia is pigmentation (skin darkening). Most females in younger age groups patients wish to improve skin tone and appearance of the vulva or vagina; undergo small procedures for the same. This may be done through a laser procedure or chemical peeling to remove pigmentation spots, making it even-toned and fairer.

Types of procedures

Women who have had multiple pregnancies face problems with the laxity (looseness) of the vagina. To fix that, we perform a vaginoplasty that involves tightening the vaginal tissues by removing a cuff of vaginal Mucosa.

The latest trend is to use laser treatment for vaginal tightening. These procedures are common amongst age group ranging between 45-60 years. Younger women in their 30s come for reducing the size of the external lips of the vulva; this procedure is called as labiaplasty and gives a cleaner and more delicate look to the private parts.

Vaginal rejuvenation also helps women experience more pleasure during sex. Another pleasure-enhancing procedure is injecting fat two to three centimetres into the vaginal canal, into the G-spot. More and more women are opting for these treatments for improved sex lives.

The author is a plastic and cosmetic surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Mulund