In most conservative Asian societies, vaginal rejuvenation is still considered a taboo due to cultural reasons. Often stereotyped as ‘the treatment to deceive your future husband’ in societies where virginity is highly valued, vaginal rejuvenation isn’t well received compared to other treatments for cosmetics purposes. Also known as the vaginal surgery and plastic surgery for female genital, vaginal rejuvenation is quite popular among women between the ages of 20 to 50 years old.
Typical vaginal rejuvenation generally helps to tone, tighten and enhance your vagina. It often involves or combines vulvaplasty or labiaplasty (vulva or labia reshaping procedure) and vaginoplasty (vagina tightening procedure), depending on your situation and needs. Contrary to popular belief, a lot of women who sought the treatment did it for medical reasons, and not just for aesthetic. Find out the five medical reasons you should get vaginal rejuvenation:
- Weak muscles
Some women have weak vaginal muscles due to a number of reasons, including menopause and childbirth, which wear out the muscles and enlarges your vagina. Weak vaginal muscles can cause discomfort and pain, and vaginoplasty can help relieve you by tightening and toning the canal. The treatment is your option if other methods like Kegel exercises have no impact on you.
- Perineal tears (due to childbirth)
Perineal tears of several degrees can occur after childbirth, ranging from small tear to large ones, which could lead to deeper cuts of anal muscles and vaginal tissue. In most countries, this condition alone qualifies you to undergo medical correction.
- Urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is a medical condition where the pelvic floor weakens due to menopause, old age, or childbirth. This will lead to the loss of bladder control, particularly when you’re sneezing, coughing, or exercising. If other solutions like Kegel show no improvement in restrengthening the pelvic floor, your doctor might suggest a vaginoplasty as an option.
- Rectal prolapse
Rectal prolapse, which is also known as rectocele, is the weakening of pelvic muscles that can cause your rectum to slip off. In order for the rectum to be held and pushed back to its place, the vaginal muscles need to be restrengthened through vaginoplasty.
- Bladder prolapse
Similar to rectal prolapse, bladder prolapse or cystocele occurs when your bladder sinks into your vagina. In this case, there are several other solutions to consider, like a hormone replacement therapy or pessary, prior to opting for a vaginal rejuvenation.
Besides childbirth, menopause or old age, other causes of damage include genetics, pelvic surgeries (hysterectomies), pelvic cancers, bowel problems (i.e. constipation), chronic respiratory issues (i.e. long-term coughs), and obesity. If any of the reasons mentioned apply to you, start looking for a clinic that does laser vaginal rejuvenation. The treatment might just be the best solution for your issues that are too personal to discuss with everyone else. That said, find out about the policy statement regarding the treatment you want.
Since considering for a surgery is a big decision, you should always get a second or third opinion, besides researching for other alternative methods beforehand. Make sure you’re well informed on the risks and complications, such as dissatisfaction with results, decrease in sexual pleasure, wound dehiscence, pain, altered sensation, dyspareunia, scarring, infection, and bleeding. Not only can a vaginal rejuvenation amplify your confidence, it could increase your quality of life by making you feel comfortable and pain-free on the inside.