Jada Pinkett Smith is an actress as well as the wife of actor Will Smith. Like many actresses, she tries to fight the aging process and remain youthful looking for her profession.
In fact, Pinkett Smith just admitted to undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure that might not be visible to fans of her TV shows and movies. However, she does say that it makes a difference in the way she feels about her appearance.
What Procedure did She Undergo?
Jada recently said she has the vagina of “a beautiful peach” after undergoing a series of vaginal rejuvenation treatments in order to resolve issues with her bladder.
The 46-year-old actress shared the news during a recent episode of her Facebook series, “Red Table Talk”. During the episode, she and her 64-year-old mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, visited the Vitality Institute of Agoura in the Los Angeles area. It was a joint visit for the two ladies but Pinkett Smith has been to the Institute for treatments in the past.
Rejuvenating the Vagina
The process of rejuvenating the vagina is known as labiaplasty although there are other treatments that can make the area look younger. Pinkett Smith and her mother did admit during the episode that the topic of vaginal rejuvenation is a sensitive one for reasons such as “cultural shame” surrounding the aging process. In addition, Jada said that “a lot of women focus on keeping [the vagina] healthy for sex and pleasing men” while her mother added that “you gotta do it for yourself.”
During the show on Facebook, the owner of the Institute explained that vaginal rejuvenation is a good option for women who want to improve issues such as dryness, painful sex, the cosmetic appearance of the area and stress incontinence which can cause a person to urinate by accident during physical movements.
We asked Dr. Gary Alter, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, about the issue of cultural shame surrounding vaginal rejuvenation. He said “Our society is still puritanical when it comes to discussing genital issues and dysfunctions. Many women do not even know the location of the clitoris. Our society is also very youth oriented so women are self-conscious about the changes that occur with aging and menopause. The press has also been very resistant to talk about sexual issues but this has fortunately improved over the last couple of decades. The cultural shame is not because of the press but it is echoed in the press due to the intrinsic cultural shame of the writers and editors. When someone like Jada Pinkett Smith comes forth, she breaks through the cultural self-consciousness and shyness of the press and society.”
How Does the Treatment Work?
During the procedure to rejuvenate the appearance of the vagina, the staff at the Institute inserts an instrument called the “UltraFemme 360” multiple times into the vagina. The insertion of the instrument introduces heat into the area through the use of radiofrequency energy. In turn, this process stimulates cellular turnover to make a person look and feel younger. The treated area becomes tighter and also functions much as it did when a female patient was younger.
The staff members also use another instrument to work around the labia and the urethra. In addition to making the appearance of the treated area tighter, it also helps with stress incontinence and makes the area of the vagina as supple as it was in the past which also makes it easier to have sex again.
When asked about the various benefits of the treatment, Dr. Alter replied that vaginal rejuvenation helps improve “lubrication, eliminates discomfort, improves slight urinary leakage and mildly tightens the vagina. The use of a laser can also accomplish a similar rejuvenation. If a woman has significant vaginal looseness or urinary leakage, she will require surgical vaginal tightening. Other vaginal rejuvenation procedures are reduction of the labia minora, labia majora, or clitoral hood, which can enlarge with age.”
A Satisfied Customer
In terms of being satisfied with the results, it appears that Pinkett Smith is a big fan of her rejuvenated appearance. She claims that her “yoni is like a 16-year-old. I’m not kidding. It looks like a little beautiful peach.”
How is Labiaplasty Performed?
Many medical experts say that the process of vaginal rejuvenation is a growing field and that many women find benefits from undergoing the treatment.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure that takes around 30-minutes to two hours depending on amount of rejuvenation that needs to be performed. In addition, reduction of the clitoral hood is often performed at the same time if the clitoral hood is long, protruding or bulky. In fact, clitoral hood reduction can increase sensation during intercourse if the head of the clitoris is found to be buried under significant excess skin.
There are a few techniques that can be used to perform labiaplasty. The most popular is the central wedge technique which creates a more natural look. It also provides less pain and scarring than other methods. The surgeon removes a wedge or “pie slice” from the portion of each labium that protrudes the most. The top portion of the labium is sutured to the bottom portion of the area. This is done using dissolvable sutures in order to create a smaller labium while maintaining a normal anatomy.
Patients interested in learning more about vaginal rejuvenation should consult with a board-certified doctor for a consultation appointment to determine the best method of vaginal rejuvenation to achieve the desired results.