Vaginoplasty for Postpartum Recovery: Restoring Confidence and Function
Having a baby can be a huge milestone for many women and is a life-changing event. So much care and effort must be put into taking care of your body while pregnant and then after giving birth. You also must learn how to properly care for your newborn baby – not to mention having to do all of this while losing sleep and dealing with out-of-whack hormones. Because of this, it can be easy to think of your postpartum recovery last – after all, it can become easy to neglect proper self-care while taking care of your precious baby! However, you should always remember to take care of yourself – whether it be a hot shower following giving birth or treating your postpartum recovery with something a little more comprehensive – such as a vaginoplasty. A vaginoplasty is a very popular procedure that can help change how you feel about your body following the trying postpartum period.
What is a Vaginoplasty?
A vaginoplasty is a procedure that involves tightening the vaginal canal to battle vaginal laxity or a “loose” vagina. Vaginal laxity can happen for many reasons, including age and genetics, hormones, drastic weight loss, and childbirth. A vaginoplasty can be done at any point in a woman’s life, although most women opt for the procedure once they are finished bearing children. The procedure can be a great way to help restore confidence following the birth of children, as well as help tighten the vaginal canal so that there is better urinary control and sexual satisfaction.
How is a Vaginoplasty Performed?
While there are different types of vaginoplasty, most women opt for surgical vaginoplasty. Thermiva is another option, which has been dubbed as the “non-surgical vaginoplasty.” This procedure is ideal for mild cases of vaginal laxity or for those women who are not finished having children. It uses radiofrequency waves in order to stimulate collagen production in the vaginal tissues. A traditional vaginoplasty involves using a CO2 laser to make small incisions in the vaginal canal. The doctor then sculpts the tissue and makes the vaginal canal tighter. This procedure is done under either general or local anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preferences or needs.
How Can a Vaginoplasty Restore Confidence Following Childbirth?
After giving birth, many women feel uncomfortable with their own bodies because of the changes that they have gone through. It is important to note that pregnancy and childbirth not only take their toll on the body, but it also takes its toll on the mind, causing many women to feel differently about themselves – and not always in a positive light. Due to the changes in their bodies, many women may feel as though they are no longer attractive, and they might not be as happy with their bodies – and their vaginas – as they once were. They may notice some vaginal laxity following the birth of their child, and it can take a major toll on their self-confidence.
Enter the vaginoplasty. This procedure can not only change the tightness of the vagina, it can also restore confidence to women who opt to get the procedure. It can bring about better satisfaction in the bedroom, which can restore confidence during sexual encounters – both with and without partners. Vaginoplasty is also used to help reduce stress-urinary incontinence, which is something that is seen a lot in postpartum women. While this can improve with time, it is not always the case – in fact, many women find that after giving birth, they still have a bit of stress urinary incontinence years later – this can typically be remedied by a vaginoplasty. It can also make a woman feel better about herself overall, leading to a happier and more positive outlook.
The vaginoplasty procedure has made the lives of many women better, and following childbirth can make all the difference in managing a positive attitude while caring for a newborn, not to mention if you have multiple children at home.
If you would like to learn more about the vaginoplasty procedure, as well as how it can help to restore your confidence following childbirth, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to get you set up with a consultation, during which the procedure will be discussed in depth.