Childbirth, weight fluctuations and aging can negatively alter the appearance and function of the female genitalia. These life events contribute to stretching, tearing and sagging of the vaginal tissues and surrounding pelvic floor musculature. Overtime, this can negatively impact the tightness of the vaginal canal. Ennis Plastic Surgery offers vaginoplasty treatments with Dr. L. Scott Ennis, a double board certified plastic surgeon.
Increased vaginal diameter with laxity can impact sensation and satisfaction during intimate settings, both for the woman and her partner. In addition, it can contribute to laxity in the pelvic floor, causing other issues including incontinence and even prolapse. Pelvic floor strengthening exercises (Kegel exercises) are beneficial for strengthening the pelvic floor musculature, but they typically do not help in restoring vaginal tightness.
The most common life event that alters the function of the vagina is childbirth. During the childbirth delivery, the vagina and surrounding pelvic floor tissue and muscles are stretched to allow for passage of the baby. The perineum can tear and is sometimes cut, needing surgical repair and often leaving scarring of the perineum. After delivery, the vagina typically returns to a more normal size, but the muscles may not return to the pre-pregnancy diameter. In addition, the more deliveries a woman goes through, the worse off the vaginal strength and diameter can be.
Some women complain of vaginal looseness, even though they have never had children. A physical examination can determine a woman’s vaginal diameter, which may naturally be larger for some women or the muscles may not be as naturally tight. These women are also excellent candidates for female rejuvenation procedures.
Fortunately, a vaginoplasty can restore the tightness and function of the vaginal canal. This is a cosmetic surgery and patients should have a recent pelvic exam by their own gynecologist to rule out other medical conditions that could contribute to this condition.
To learn about vaginoplasty, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-266-4344 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.