Vaginal Rejuvenation – Labiaplasty
Why Consider Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Often times, through aging and child birth, the vagina becomes stretched and the vaginal muscles become relaxed. Many women are embarrassed to ask their physician about vaginal looseness, incontinence (involuntary urination), enlarged or irregular labia, or loss of sexual satisfaction. In turn, most doctors are uncomfortable asking their patients about those same issues. Many women do not even realize there are surgical techniques to solve their problems. We at the Blue Water Surgical Centre are here to help you in a warm and comfortable setting.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Many of the symptoms that are solved by the different Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures are created by Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Pelvic Organ Prolapse occurs when pelvic structures (like the bladder or rectum) bulge or protrude into the vaginal wall. Many different structures can prolapse. The bladder, the uterus, the vagina, the small bowel, or the rectum are common structures that can be herniated and cause prolapse.
What are the Signs of Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
While many women do not have symptoms, some women may notice a bulge or lump in the vagina or even notice the vagina protruding outside the body. Other symptoms may include:
- A pulling or stretching feeling in the groin area
- Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Vaginal pain, pressure, irritation, bleeding or spotting
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Difficulty with bowel movements
- Delayed or slow urinary stream
You Are Not Alone
If you suffer from symptoms like those described above, you are not alone. Millions of women suffer just like you do. Patients requiring Vaginal Rejuvenation can sometimes experience local discomfort, pelvic pressure, an interrupted urinary stream, difficult bowel movements, and is often not talked about. Fortunately many methods of Vaginal Rejuvenation are available. Your doctor will determine the surgical procedure most suitable for your present condition. The procedures are designed to correct the problem and free you from the limitations caused by this problem.
How Will the Procedure(s) be Performed?
There are currently multiple different procedures that we perform to rejuvenate the vaginal area. These procedures usually include Apogee, Perigee or Monarc Sling combined with perineal liposuction, perineal laser resurfacing and hair removal. These procedures are usually out-patient procedures performed under regional or general anesthesia, depending on what you and your doctor choose. A vaginal incision and a few small skin incisions will be made. A piece of mesh is inserted through the incision, placed in the body and secured under the skin. The mesh is intended to restore your anatomy to its natural position and strengthen the structures around your vagina to maintain support. After the surgery, you may notice immediate results. To see an illustrative video of how this portion of the procedures are performed, please click below:
A Complete Solution
Various cosmetic procedures can be added to your package to provide you with a complete solution that will give you the exact results that you want. Many of our clients choose to add light areas of liposuction or hair removal to their packages.
No Surgery Without Risk
Several Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures are performed with us each year. The results of this procedure are usually quite positive. However, there are risks associated with any surgery. Fortunately, most complications are rare and can be prevented by closely following your doctor’s instructions before and after the surgery. Because much of the healing of surgery depends upon your body, there can never be a guarantee of a perfect outcome or a surgery without risk.
Infection and blood clots are rare complications, but they can occur. Post-operative antibiotics are given to reduce the risk of infection, and precautions are taken during surgery and immediately after to prevent the complications related to clot formation.
One of the most critical parts of your surgery is your anesthesia. In most centres in North America, anesthesia is provided either by an M.D. who is specialized in anesthesia or a nurse certified in anesthesia.
Since pregnancy and childbirth often distort and disrupt the normal vaginal anatomy, you should only have this procedure if you no longer desire to have children. Pregnancy may negate the effects of the procedure.
You do not need to live with Pelvic Organ Prolapse and the pain and discomfort it causes. Join other women today who have sought help for this problem and once again enjoy an active lifestyle with family and friends.