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What You Have to Gain from Vaginal Rejuvenation

What You Have to Gain from Vaginal Rejuvenation

One surgical procedure not often talked about is vaginal rejuvenation, or vaginoplasty. Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on a woman’s body in many different ways, and many women suffer long-term effects from it, including laxity of the vaginal muscles. Although non-surgical options exist, they may not be as effective for some women, so here are some reasons that women might choose to undergo a surgical vaginal rejuvenation.

Restoration of vaginal muscles

During the stress of childbirth, the vaginal muscles can become stretched and ineffective at supporting the pelvic area, leading to laxity later on. A vaginoplasty can tighten and suture these muscles back together so that they can be more effective, similar to the techniques used in an abdominoplasty which uses the same principle. In some women, muscular exercises might not be effective enough to restore the vaginal muscles to their previous state, and surgery may be required.

Removal of excess skin

Along with stretching of the vaginal muscles, the vaginal membranes and skin can also be stretched in the long-term. It can be very difficult to correct this symptom without surgical intervention due to the nature of the vaginal skin, where a wedge-shaped section of skin is removed and the remainder is brought together. Any internal lining that has been damaged or scarred can also be removed.

Tightening of the vaginal canal

This is perhaps the most important part and overall goal of a vaginoplasty, as it can be the source of embarrassment or low self-esteem in many women who have undergone childbirth and suffer a decrease in their sexual enjoyment or are unable to effectively use tampons. Things like laxity of the vaginal muscles and excess skin causing unwanted friction also can drastically decrease sexual enjoyment for many women and their partners, and a vaginoplasty can be an effective way for women to feel like they are able to enjoy their body again.

To learn more about vaginal rejuvenation and schedule a consultation with Dr. Trupiano, contact our office at 248-579-9316.

April 10, 2018 Plastic Surgery

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