Just like all tissues in the human body, with age, vaginal muscles can lose their elasticity. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, illness, and genetics can exacerbate these inevitable changes. When vaginal muscles become lax, many women will turn to a board-certified plastic surgeon for a vaginoplasty. During a surgical vaginoplasty, the excess vaginal tissue is excised, and the remaining musculature is tightened, restoring a youthful tautness and tone. A vaginoplasty has many benefits: tampons will better stay in place, intercourse is more comfortable, and sexual sensations increase for both the woman and her partner. As an added benefit, vaginal rejuvenation can also improve urinary stress incontinence.
What is stress incontinence?
Most women who have been through pregnancy can remember experiencing, at least once or twice, a tiny leak with an unexpected sneeze or deep laugh. This embarrassing issue is known as urinary stress incontinence. The condition results when the pelvic floor muscles and anterior wall of the vagina are weakened. Stress incontinence can be temporary, as with pregnancy; however, with tissue changes, the problem can be long-lasting. Common in the later months of pregnancy, bladder leakage can appear with menopause, illness, and age. While urinary stress incontinence is embarrassing for women to talk about, the condition is often treatable.
An Unexpected Benefit of Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation, tightening the stretched, lax vaginal musculature offers many benefits. Hands down, the most surprising reward from this surgery is a reduction, or in some cases, an elimination of urinary stress inconstancy. As the vaginal muscles are tightened, the healthier tissues can then better support the bladder and urethra. This can significantly improve stress incontinence, allowing a woman to cough, sneeze, and laugh her heart out without the worry of urinary leakage. Of course, women who are suffering from urinary incontinence should consult with their physician to determine the best course of action for long-term improvements.
Help for Stress Incontinence in Houston
A vaginoplasty not only enhances intimate relationships, but the outpatient procedure can also give a woman back her confidence, dignity, and self-esteem, making her feel like her old self once again. The big question is, can a vaginal rejuvenation procedure change your life, too?
To find out if a vaginoplasty is the right technique for your needs, reach out to Houston’s Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. Call our office, at 281.617.1838. We will answer all of your questions and assist in scheduling your vaginal rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Paul Vitenas.