3 Common Reasons to Consider Vaginoplasty
Life isn’t kind to the vagina. Puberty, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause all affect down there. While the vagina does have some elasticity, time and certain life-changing events, such as childbirth, particularly multiple births, can stretch it out permanently.
So what’s the solution? Just learn to live with a loose vagina and all the accompanying issues? That is one way to deal with it. Or you can opt for vaginoplasty, a surgical procedure that reshapes and rejuvenates the vagina.
What are some of the reasons women choose vaginoplasty?
- Urinary incontinence. When a baby travels through the birth canal and out of the vagina it can cause some serious issues to a woman’s bladder, one of those being urinary incontinence. During vaginal births, muscles are often stretched out and unable to bounce back. In addition, the event can stress the pelvic area. Those weakened muscles can then make it difficult to control the bladder, thus urine may involuntarily leak. For some women, a sneeze, laugh or cough will provoke the bladder and pee will leak out. Or they can’t hold it very long once the urge strikes. Some urinary incontinence conditions can be solved using less invasive procedures such as a bladder sling. But for women with more severe cases of urinary incontinence vaginoplasty, which will tighten the vaginal walls and reduce the pressure on the bladder, may be the answer.
- Better sex life. Remember when sex was filled with sensation and excitement? When every touch down there felt electric and you could climax? There’s no denying that it’s difficult to enjoy sex when the vaginal muscles are lax and the opening is loose. An orgasm may be a distant memory or a rare occurrence these days. For women dealing with a less-than-ideal sex life due to weakened vaginal muscles, vaginoplasty is a great option.
- Tightening it up. Some women may not be happy with the appearance of their vagina. Whether it’s from childbirth, age or genetics, these women may choose to undergo vaginoplasty, specifically labiaplasty, to reshape their vaginal “lips” or labia minora.
Are you interested in learning more about vaginoplasty and finding out if you’re a good candidate for this procedure? Contact Dr. Ghozland’s office at 310.393.9359 and schedule a free consultation.