As we get older, things start to sag. No beating around the bush, gravity takes hold and age and child bearing tends to give everything that little extra push south.
Nothing is as tight or as perky as it once was, especially in the downstairs department. Vaginal child birth and age are the main factors in causing the loosening or slacking in the muscles of the vaginal wall and more and more women are choosing to have vaginal reconstructive surgery to get themselves a ‘teenage’ va-jay-jay once again!
Most women comment that their sex life is different once having babies, mainly due to everything not feeling as ‘tight’ as it once was. Others experience lack of sensation or even parts of their vagina ‘sticking out’ after giving birth, or even just as they age. Loosening of the muscles of the vaginal wall can also lead to incontinence, trouble keeping tampons in place and even involuntary flatulence (or fanny farts) during sex or physical exertion. Kegel muscle exercises (also known as pelvic floor exercises) and regular clenching and working of the muscles can have some effect, however if you think about your vaginal walls as a piece of elastic that’s been stretched beyond it’s capacity, there really isn’t any coming back from that.
Others factors that can contribute to vaginal muscle damage and create the need for a vaginoplasty include physical trauma, congenital diseases and cancer.
Vaginoplasty was listed as the 18th most popular cosmetic surgery in 2010, with this popularity steadily increasing over the past 4 years.
What Is A Vaginoplasty?
A vaginal rejuvenation is a non-reconstructive cosmetic procedure of the supportive structures of the vulvovaginal complex, in an effort either to reduce or to reverse the effects of aging and childbirth. Sometimes referred to as aesthetic vaginal surgery or cosmetic vaginal surgery, a vaginal rejuvenation seeks to strengthen the functional area andfirm and reshape for a more youthful appearance. It is literally described as a face-lift for your vagina!
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is done by removing excess vaginal lining and tightening the surrounding soft tissues and muscles. The stretched muscle at the back of the vagina is shortened and stitched together, generally with dissolvable stitches. It restores muscle tone and increases comfort and self-image. The potential disadvantages include decreased clitoral and genital sensation, infections, tissue adhesions and scarring.
A vaginoplasty is a reconstructive surgical procedure, often performed in conjunction with a sex change operation. It is also considered cosmetic but involves the vaginal canal and its mucous membrane as well as the surrounding muscles and structures.
Vaginal rejuvenation is also referred to as a vaginoplasty, however it is important to note that a rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure alone involving no reconstruction of the vaginal walls and structures.