Are you a woman going through menopause who is also suffering with uncomfortable symptoms, such as vaginal dryness, genital itching, and painful sexual intercourse? If so, you are certainly not alone as up to 80% of all menopausal women experience some of these same symptoms. The good news is, you don't have to suffer any longer, thanks to a treatment called vaginal rejuvenation.
If you want to learn more, here are the answers to four frequently asked questions about vaginal rejuvenation.
1. How Is the Procedure Performed?
Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure that should only be performed by a qualified cosmetic vaginal surgeon who has experience in aesthetic vaginal surgeries. Also known as vaginoplasty, this procedure generally takes between 1 and 2 hours. During vaginal rejuvenation, the inner and outer tissues surrounding the vagina are tightened, which helps to restore tone, strength, and control of the vaginal and pelvic floor muscles.
Some surgeons use the traditional method of surgery, using a scalpel, while many others are beginning to perform the procedure with laser technology. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, but if patients prefer, they can be under general anesthesia. For women who don't want to do the surgery, there is a non-invasive alternative that greatly reduces recovery time.
2. What Are Some Other Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Besides getting rid of vaginal dryness, reducing genital itching, and having better sex, other benefits of vaginal rejuvenation include:
- Tampons will stay in place better
- Bowel movements become easier
- Urinary incontinence is usually no longer an issue
One more added benefit of this procedure is that your male partner will also experience more pleasurable sex.
3. Are There Any Risks Associated with Vaginal Rejuvenation?
As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks associated with vaginal rejuvenation. Some of these risks and complications include:
- Vaginal scarring
- Bowel or nerve injury
- Ongoing pain
- Permanent changes in sensation
If you are considering undergoing this procedure, you will need to weigh the benefits against these possible risks.
4. Who Should Consider Having Vaginal Rejuvenation?
If you are a woman who experiences vaginal dryness or other symptoms associated with menopause, you may want to consider having this procedure done. If you are not yet going through menopause but you are all done having children and you want to improve your sex life, vaginal rejuvenation might be a great option for you as well.