As women age, they go through certain life experiences and changes, such as vaginal childbirth and hormonal changes, and their pelvic and vaginal muscles can become loose over time. Sometimes, patients often voice their concern to their doctor about when they have intercourse that having an orgasm becomes difficult due to lack of friction and tightness. In other words, age and other factors can cause the vagina to stretch, become discolored, be uncomfortable, and cause the skin to sag.
For instance, childbirth often stretches the birth canal and puts a great deal of pressure on vaginal muscles. The muscles of the pelvic floor relax even further during pregnancy, due to the release of the hormone relaxin. After giving birth, it’s not uncommon for some women to feel like their vagina isn’t returning to its regular shape and tightness.
Many women who have problems with their vagina are often too embarrassed to talk to their doctors about their concerns. Common reasons why women should consider having vaginal surgery, called a vaginoplasty, are to restore sensation during intercourse, and to restore an aesthetically pleasing vagina.
It is important to note, that there is nothing wrong with wanting to have a vaginoplasty. Evidence shows that women who have had the procedure often feel sexier, more confident, and experience more pleasure during sexual intercourse. All of these factors lead to an increased feeling of confidence, empowerment, and happiness with your body.
A vaginoplasty is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure done to tighten up the walls and muscles of the vagina. The procedure narrows the vaginal canal and opening for improved comfort and satisfaction during intercourse, and repairs any damage from childbirth. Our cosmetic surgeons can restore vaginal tightness to the way you felt before having children.
There are several steps you can take prior to surgery to reduce risks and get your body ready. If you are a smoker, you will be required to stop at least two weeks before the procedure. This is very important, as smoking can cause complications during the procedure as well as during the initial healing phase. You may also need to stop taking certain medications before surgery including aspirin, and any other medication that affects bleeding and clotting.
To determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure, it is necessary for a surgeon to examine the area. An inspection needs to be done to determine how loose the muscles and walls are in the vagina. After an examination has been done, an in-depth medical history of the patient needs to be taken to ensure that she is a good candidate for the surgery.
To learn more about the vaginoplasty procedure and how to plan for it, call to request an appointment with Dr. Stelnicki at (954) 983-1899, or request an appointment online.