You probably use many products promising to rejuvenate your skin or hair. Those are the public parts of your body, but your private parts are also subject to wear and tear, especially true if you have given birth to children. However, even women who are not mothers—or who had Cesarean sections—may experience vaginal loosening with aging.
Such vaginal laxity can interfere with your sex life and harm your self-esteem. A Wilton vaginal rejuvenation surgeon could restore your vagina and help you feel better in every sense of the word. Call and schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable gynecologist to start determining which course of medical care could address your needs.
Childbearing and age can both take on a toll on the genitals, as can a great deal of weight loss. A woman’s vagina may widen so much that she has difficulty achieving orgasm or even becoming aroused.
Sex is not the only potential problem that may come with vaginal laxity. In some women, the vagina has become so large that it is no longer possible to use a tampon during menstruation. Alternatively, when the muscles in the area loosen, a woman may find that a good laugh or a hard sneeze results in the embarrassment of urinary incontinence. Vaginal rejuvenation tightens the vagina and can help resolve all these issues. A vaginal rejuvenation surgeon in Wilton could explain and identify other benefits of a vaginoplasty. Schedule a consultation to begin researching potential medical options.
Vaginoplasty is the most common surgery undertaken for the purposes of vaginal rejuvenation. The formal name for this operation is posterior colporrhaphy. In this procedure, the surgeon brings the muscles that have separated over the years back together. Excess skin from the rear of the vagina is removed, contributing to tightening. Overall, the pelvic floor is strengthened via the operation.
There are other vaginal rejuvenation procedures that may be done in conjunction with a vaginoplasty, such as labiaplasty, which is the reduction of the vulvar lips or labia. In some women, an overly large labia majora may interfere with sex or make certain exercises or clothing uncomfortable. Women choosing to undergo a labiaplasty may also opt for a clitoral hood reduction, which enhances the aesthetic appearance of the vulva.
A vaginoplasty alone takes approximately 60 to 90 minutes to perform and it is done under general anesthesia. Additional procedures done at the same time may add another hour or so to the operating time. These procedures are done on an outpatient basis, which means patients typically head home after only a brief post-operative period.
Women in Wilton scheduling any kind of vaginal rejuvenation procedure should plan to take a week off work or from their normal activities. Expect some pain and swelling for a few days and possible minor bleeding. The doctor may prescribe a few days’ worth of prescription pain medication, along with antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Most normal activities can resume within two weeks post-surgery.
However, it takes at least six weeks for the vagina to heal sufficiently for sexual intercourse. During that time, nothing should enter the vagina, including a tampon. Before resuming intercourse, some women may need to use dilators. A Wilton vaginal rejuvenation surgeon could examine each woman after her vaginal rejuvenation surgery and let her know when she has healed sufficiently to resume vaginal intercourse.
If you would like more information about vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Edward Jacobson is available for private in-person consultations out of his home office in Greenwich, Connecticut. Reach out today to get an explanation of the procedures available to you and have all your questions answered by a skilled and considerate Wilton vaginal rejuvenation surgeon.