Muscle weakness in the vaginal area can cause discomfort, urinary incontinence and reduced sexual sensation. Vaginal tightening is a discreet way to resolve the issue of muscle laxity in this area, greatly improving vaginal looseness.
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Often referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, vaginal tightening can rebuild the pelvic floor and perineal muscles that may have been stretched or become weakened due to childbirth, ageing, or hormonal changes.
The procedure can help with the appearance of the vagina, sexual satisfaction and comfort levels. It involves making incisions within your vagina and removing excess skin, to reveal a tighter vagina.
If you’ve noticed unfortunate changes in your sexual sensitivity or bladder control due to weakened vaginal muscles, vaginal tightening could offer the following benefits:
Improved sexual function and sensitivity
Restores the vagina to a pre-childbirth appearance
Can improve urinary incontinence
Reduce discomfort during exercise or wearing certain clothing
Tightening the vaginal tissues can also be combined with labial reduction or perineal surgery to address further issues. Depending on what you want to achieve, your surgeon will recommend the most suitable procedure type for you and your physical requirements.
There are potential risks and complications involved in all surgical procedures. Those associated with vaginal tightening can include:
Change in sensation
Inadequate vaginal depth
Lack of natural lubrication
Vaginal tightening surgery is done under general anaesthetic to ensure patients don't feel a thing.
Once you’re asleep, your surgeon will make incisions in your vaginal area to remove excess vaginal lining skin, tighten loose vaginal tissue and reduce the size of your vaginal opening. Once the appropriate changes have been made, they’ll close the incisions with dissolvable stitches.
A full recovery from vaginal tightening surgery can take around 6 weeks, and you’ll be advised to take at least 2 weeks off work - especially if you have a physically demanding job.
You might feel uncomfortable for the first few days, but you can manage this with plenty of rest and appropriate pain medication.
You should avoid exercise, heavy lifting and sex for the first 6 weeks, and you’ll need to take care not to strain while on the toilet during this time, too. Swimming, bathing and the use of tampons will need to be avoided as well.
After 6 weeks, you’ll notice any swelling or bruising has disappeared and your final results will become visible.
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Vaginal laxity isn't just a side effect of giving birth vaginally, it can also be caused by ageing and menopause.
Many older women who have never given birth choose to undergo vaginal tightening surgery to tighten the loose vaginal muscles that have weakened over time.
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