If your vagina is loose and that laxity affects your sex life, you are a likely candidate for vaginal rejuvenation procedures. If you do not like the appearance of your genitalia, you also may be a candidate for these surgeries. If your labia are enlarged and affect your sexuality, self-confidence, or ability to comfortably wear clothing you may be a candidate for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure.
Even women suffering from urinary incontinence are candidates for vaginal rejuvenation, which can help relieve the problem. A skilled vaginal rejuvenation doctor will take your medical history, examine you, and confirm whether you are a candidate for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure.
How is Aging-Related to Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Older women may think of vaginal rejuvenation as the equivalent of a facelift for their intimate areas. As women age, gravity takes effect on every part of the body and the vagina is no exception. Age is not a factor in vaginal rejuvenation, as long as the patient is in good health. Women with a history of heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular ailments may not prove good candidates for any type of elective surgeries.
How Does Childbirth Affect the Vagina?
When women give birth vaginally, the vagina stretches considerably. The more vaginal births a woman has, the greater the stretching of both tissue and muscle. That means even young mothers may experience significant vaginal laxity – to the point where tampons will not stay in place. That looseness affects both the woman’s sexual sensations and those of her partner. A vaginoplasty tightens the vagina, restoring it to its pre-childbirth state.
Many women start suffering from urinary incontinence after childbirth, and the problem may worsen after menopause. Urinary incontinence is at best annoying and at worst embarrassing. Those women with minor to moderate urinary incontinence may benefit twofold from vaginoplasty. Their vaginas are tighter and the surgery aids in supporting the wall between the vagina and bladder.
Reasons to Seek Labiaplasty?
Women with enlarged, or hypertrophic, labia may benefit from a type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure known as labiaplasty. This surgery reduces the size of the labia, so they will no longer fall out of bathing suits or negatively impact a woman’s sex or athletic life.
Many women are self-conscious about large or uneven labia or experience pain from labial twisting. A labiaplasty is often paired with another vaginal rejuvenation procedure known as a clitoral hood reduction for maximum aesthetic effect.
Women Who Are Not Candidates for Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures
Women who are not finished with childbearing should not undergo vaginoplasty. Any woman still planning a family should wait until she decides her reproductive day is done. Obviously, that also rules out pregnant women. It is not that vaginal rejuvenation will harm a baby, but the woman will have to undergo the procedure again after childbirth if she wishes to retain a tight vagina.
Pregnancy is not always planned. If a woman discovers she is pregnant after vaginal rejuvenation, it is more likely she will require an episiotomy or even a Caesarean section to accommodate the child during delivery. However, vaginal rejuvenation does not affect the fetus or the impetus to push during the birth.
Ask a Doctor If You Are a Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures can help women whose vaginal laxity affects their self-confidence, sexuality, and comfort. They can also help any women suffering from urinary incontinence.
If you would like to know more about vaginal rejuvenation procedures, or to know whether you are a candidate, call the offices of Dr. Edward Jacobson and arrange a consultation.