Sexual well-being is important to a happy, well balanced life. In addition to physical pleasure, sex is a gift which strengthens emotional bonds between partners, and adds excitement to life. Time changes many things. As a woman ages, her body changes all over. Childbirth, weight change, and surgery can alter the vagina (birth canal) and labia (inner and outer lips) forever. Through Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures offered at the English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Christy Walker, a board certified gynecologic surgeon and fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology can bring back confidence to intimacy. Dr. Walker is also a fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon and an accredited Associate of the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America. She is proud to be the first physician to offer Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation in Arkansas.
So let’s break the ice and get to the issue at hand. It’s a hard subject for most women to just come right out and discuss so we want to explain the basics about this cosmetic procedure because knowledge is power and you have the power to do what’s right for you. It’s normal to be frustrated with the changes your body goes through over the years. The negative body image that occurs can affect your self-esteem. Vaginal Rejuvenation can improve how we look at our body and can improve self-esteem, which in turn can improve sexual relationships.
The procedure removes the excess tissue from the vagina and its supporting structures, to restore the muscle tone and aesthetic qualities. Vaginal Rejuvenation can increase sexual satisfaction, as well as improve some physical issues such as urinary incontinence.
While there are some non-surgical options to Vaginal Rejuvenation, they are not always effective at repairing the lax, stretched tissue that can occur over time. The problem is that muscle tissue that has lost its elasticity can be almost impossible to improve without surgery.
Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery is a 1-2 hour outpatient, office-based procedure performed under anesthesia that restores vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control. This procedure reestablishes the caliper of the vagina to its original size thus restoring sexual gratification for the woman and her partner.
Most patients are able to return to work within 72 hours and resume normal sexual activity within 6 weeks. The growing number of women seeking this surgical option has escalated significantly over the past few years. Now with state of the art solutions women don’t have to suffer in silence any longer, and can enjoy a better sex life as well.