Sexual Wellness

Women have a lot to juggle in their lives, and it is common for them to put themselves last. While women often think about their physical health, they often do not consider their sexual wellness. From pregnancy to menopause, women’s bodies experience a lot, and the state of “down there” often gets overlooked.

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At Westchester Cosmetic Surgical Arts, we offer a wide variety of sexual wellness surgeries that help you to be more comfortable and confident in your skin. Whether you are looking for an aesthetic improvement or wanting to feel more assured during intimacy, our trained staff—led by board-certified cosmetic gynecologist Dr. Rita Shats—is here to help guide you through your sexual wellness surgery journey. 

If you are interested in one or more sexual wellness procedures in the New York area, please contact Westchester Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854 to schedule your consultation. 


The hymen is a thin membrane that protects the vagina. This membrane gets torn when women experience sexual penetration; however, it can be damaged before that due to tampon insertion or exercise. While this does not matter to some women, an intact hymen is important to others, as it is a sign of virginity and a requirement for marriage in some cultures. A torn hymen can be repaired with hymenoplasty. Here, vaginal wall tissue is taken to rebuild the hymen’s membrane. This surgery will restore the hymen to its original state and tighten the vaginal opening. 

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Women who undergo natural childbirth often experience tearing of their perineum (the area between the vagina and the anus). While this tear or surgical cut (if necessary) commonly heals without complications, it can result in excessive scar tissue and scars that are uncomfortable or painful. A perineoplasty is performed for women experiencing aesthetic or physical discomfort due to the irregular healing of their perineum. Here, the incision (or tear) is reopened and re-sutured to eliminate tension and stress.

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While it is expected for hormonal factors, including menopause, to change the vagina, nothing impacts the vagina more than childbirth. Many women are left with vaginal laxity following this process that results in emotional and physical distress. Vaginoplasty is performed to tighten the vaginal canal to help restore its tightness to its pre-childbirth state. This surgery is performed by removing excess skin from the vaginal walls and tightening the muscles.

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Vaginal Relaxation

Vaginismus is a condition that causes vaginal spasms or contractions that prevent penetration. While this can be genetic, it is more commonly seen in women who have undergone traumatic sexual experiences. Vaginal relaxation using BOTOX® injections can help reduce tension, allowing women to more easily enjoy penetrative sex, use tampons, or undergo PAP tests. Because vaginismus is largely a psychological condition, additional sexual counseling or therapy may be suggested. 

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Following childbirth, some women develop enlarged or hanging labium. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the labia minora by excising excess tissue from each of the lips so that the labia minora is proportionate to the labia majora. This surgery helps women gain physical comfort when exercising and allows them more confidence when wearing tight-fitting clothes and bathing suits. 

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Revision of Episiotomy

Some women require an additional surgical incision during childbirth to enlarge the vaginal opening. While this incision is closed following the delivery, the area can be uncomfortable even after the incision heals, making intercourse or inserting a tampon unpleasant experiences. The revision of episiotomy procedure reopens this incision and carefully sutures the tissues back together in a way that reduces strain.

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Clitoral Hood Reduction

Some women develop an enlarged clitoral hood after childbirth or menopause. This excess tissue can protrude and show when wearing tight clothes and can even hide or bury the clitoris, potentially diminishing your sexual enjoyment. Clitoral hood reduction trims excess tissue to bring the clitoral hood in line with the labia minora. This surgery can be performed alone; however, it is commonly performed alongside labiaplasty to maintain a balanced and comfortable aesthetic.

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Contact Westchester Cosmetic Surgical Arts About Sexual Wellness Procedures

If you are interested in learning more about sexual wellness procedures in the Westchester area, contact Westchester Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854 or filling out our online contact form.

Victoria Karlinsky

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Victoria Karlinsky M.D.

Victoria Karlinsky is a highly-skilled and trained facial and body surgeon with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments. Our internal and aesthetic medical practitioner believes in the “Whole Body Approach” of combining traditional medical care with the finest non-invasive aesthetic treatments.

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