Having a baby brings infinite changes into a person's life, but few people are more affected than the mother, particularly the mother's body. Every mother would agree that after giving birth, the body is never quite the same. While some of the changes simply require a period of adjustment, other changes are painful and uncomfortable and many women find that they never quite adjust. Mommy makeover surgery is a procedure designed to address the body issues caused by pregnancy. One sensitive area that may never quite recover is the vulva. Fortunately, there are solutions. Here are five mommy makeover procedures that address specific areas of the vulva.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Clitoral hood reduction is a surgery designed to reduce excess tissue on the folds of the clitoral hood or prepuce. Excess tissue in this area can cause several problems, including discomfort during sex, a reduction of pleasure during sex, and an increase in yeast infections. Because there is such a huge variety in the shape and size of a woman's clitoral hood, the reduction surgery is custom-designed to remove excess tissue based on the patient's own anatomy. It's typically an in-patient procedure and is often performed alongside the next procedure.
Labiaplasty and Labia Majoraplasty
Like the previous procedure, labiaplasty is designed to reduce. In this case, the reduction is performed on the labia minora, the two folds of skin lying inside the labia majora that extend backward on each side of the vaginal opening. Uncomfortable catching, twisting, and tugging on the labia minora are common reasons why women choose to undergo this procedure. A labia majoraplasty, on the other hand, is a similar procedure except that it deals with the labia majora, the hair-bearing outer folds, rather than the labia minora, both for similar reasons like uncomfortable twisting and tugging.
The mons pubis or mons veneris (specifically in females), is the fatty tissue that covers the pelvic bone. While both men and women have this feature, it's more prominent in women. An excess of fatty tissue in this area can lead to discomfort and embarrassment, so monsplasty is a procedure designed to reduce this area.
This procedure, also called posterior colporrhaphy, is designed to tighten the vagina. Many women experience severe laxity in the vagina, particularly after childbirth, because of stretching of tissue and separating of musculature that occurs during birth. This procedure restores the musculature and removes the extra mucosa skin from the back of the vagina.