Can Your Vagina Actually Get Looser After Childbirth?
For many years, women have been warned that once they give birth to their child, their vagina could suffer, leading them to have a weaker, looser vagina than they once did. While your body undergoes many different changes during and after childbirth, it is important to note that your body is still unique, beautiful, and you! With that said, the age-old question is still present today: can your vagina actually get looser with childbirth? And if so, what can you do about it?
Childbirth and Your Vagina
During childbirth, the vagina stretches an impressive amount in order to allow your baby to pass through and be delivered. When this happens, the muscles that are normally tight and taut can become lax, especially after delivery. While these muscles usually snap back into place after intercourse and being stretched by tampon use, for example, it can (understandably) take longer after childbirth – and oftentimes, it can feel as though the vaginal muscles do not go all the way back to how they once were.
Childbirth can also change the way the vulva and labia look and feel, which can change how a woman views her vagina. It might seem as though it is less “tight” than before, which can leave women feeling unsatisfied or self-conscious in the bedroom. If this becomes a concern, you can rest assured that things can be done to help this issue!
What is a Vaginoplasty?
A vaginoplasty, which is also known as vaginal rejuvenation, is a surgical procedure that is offered to women who wish to have their vaginal opening, as well as the vagina, tightened and refreshed – as is often the case after childbirth. The procedure can be combined with others, as well – such as a labiaplasty.
A vaginoplasty allows women to take control of their sexual health and reignite a spark that may have been missing since they gave birth. If a woman feels she would like her vagina to feel more like it did before childbirth, she may choose to opt for a vaginoplasty, which can help retighten up the muscles. This tightening of the muscles will allow for more satisfying sexual encounters for both women and their partners and is becoming more and more popular among women who have finished having children.
The procedure has a low risk of side effects, although since it is a surgical procedure, it is essential to keep in mind that risks and side effects are still present.
If you would like to learn more about a vaginoplasty procedure or to find out if you may be a candidate for the procedure, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!