The umbrella term for a variety of surgical procedures to enhance, tighten, and tone the vagina and vaginal area is vaginal rejuvenation. In Houston, women are finding that these procedures may provide a multitude of solutions for issues they are having in that area. While some procedures have been around for a while, others are relatively new. Feeling good and looking good are cited for being among the top reasons women, in particular younger women, are looking to vaginal rejuvenation for enhancing their overall wellbeing as well as the intimate aspects of their lives.
While there are many reasons a woman may choose a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, here are four good reasons why a procedure may be the best solution to an annoying problem.
- Prolapse – The muscles in the vagina can become weak. If they become weak enough, pelvic organs can slip. In the case of the bladder, it can sink into the vagina. Weakened muscles can also cause the rectum to slip. Both can be repaired by re-strengthening the muscles in the vagina. Some women avoid this issue by regularly doing Kegel exercises; however, even the exercises don’t seem to work for everyone. Prolapse of the bladder may be remedied by pessary or hormone replacement therapy. A consultation with your doctor is best before you opt for any surgical procedure.
- Intimacy – Childbirth can leave the vagina enlarged and with a decreased sense of sensation during intercourse. Tightening and toning of the vaginal walls can be improved with vaginal rejuvenation. In Houston, women who feel they are missing out on the pleasures of intimacy due to less feeling may find that they can regain their sense of stimulation and sensation through a procedure which re-strengthens and tightens the vaginal wall. The efficacy of this procedure for enhanced sexual pleasure is still a topic of debate; however some women are very satisfied with the results.
- Urinary Incontinence – It can be uncomfortable and embarrassing when you sneeze, cough or laugh and lose control of your bladder. When the pelvic muscles weaken, as they can over time, bladder control can become a problem. Childbirth, menopause and aging can cause the pelvic floor to lose strength. Kegel exercises help many women keep their pelvic floor strong enough to hold up the organs in the pelvic area. These include the bladder, uterus, vagina, lower bowel, etc. When exercising these muscles does not work, surgery may be required to help. Your doctor will go over the different options available including vaginoplasty if it is indicated.
- Labia Reduction – The outer lips of the vagina are called the labia. Sometimes these can be excessive. When they interfere with a woman’s lifestyle, surgery may be indicated to reduce their size. Such may be the case for women who participate in certain sports such as bicycling. Large labia can become chaffed and swollen making participation in such activities very uncomfortable.
Making the decision for vaginal rejuvenation in Houston is not something to be taken lightly. Be sure to thoroughly discuss the procedure with your doctor and consider all of the pros and cons. Some procedures may sound good, but not be medically advisable.
At Cypress Women’s Center, we are women helping women and we believe in giving our patients all the information they need to make informed, wise decisions about their health. Contact us today and make an appointment with one of our excellent doctors to discuss your female health issues.