Vaginoplasty is an invasive cosmetic procedure that helps to reshape and rejuvenate the female genitals, in case you need to give some attention down there for medical or aesthetical reasons. We don’t realise but a lot happens to our vagina as we age and go through different phases of life – puberty, adolescence, pregnancy childbirth, pre-menopause, and menopause. Overtime vaginal muscles become weak and lose their elasticity. When this happens there could be lots of problems a woman can face – lack of sexual desire, inability to generate friction during intercourse, incontinence – all of which can have an effect on a woman’s sexual life and also lead to some practical problems which could be difficult to deal with. However, many gynaecologists and also cosmetologists are of the opinion that most women who go for vaginal rejuvenation through vaginoplasty risk their lives going under the knife unnecessarily. It is always better to weigh the pros and cons before going for this procedure. It is better to stay away from this procedure if it isn’t a necessity. Here are some reasons when subjecting your genital for reconstruction seems viable according to
Dr Mohan Thomas, Senior Cosmetic Surgeon, Cosmetic Surgery Institute:
Treating urinary incontinence or prolapsed bladder after vaginal delivery:
A very common side effect of vaginal birth is urinary incontinence due to the weakening of the vaginal muscles and loss of elasticity. So the muscles are unable to rein control over the bladder movement and this might lead to leaking of urine involuntarily if an urge to urinate has been ignored for long. One might even leak while sneezing or yawning as even little pressure on the bladder can act as a trigger.
A vaginal delivery not only makes the vagina weak but it also takes a toll on the pelvic region and the organs present in the area – bladder, urethra, etc. The vaginal muscles are responsible to keep the pelvic organs in place. However, weak vaginal muscles might not be able to do its job effectively and this might lead to a prolapsed bladder where the bladder drops in the vagina. Depending on the severity of the condition the doctor might suggest a vaginoplasty as a corrective procedure. Not everyone who has incontinence and prolapsed bladder need this procedure. But if the condition is too severe a vaginoplasty can be done to tighten the walls and reduce the effects of incontinence or prolapsed bladder.
Strengthening of the vaginal wall
Sometimes there might be no incontinence or bladder issues but one can still have weak vaginal muscles which can be heredity. It could be made worse after a vaginal birth or during menopause. This condition usually doesn’t need a procedure like a vaginoplasty. But some women might take it up for a purely aesthetic reason. Having a detailed discussion with the doctor helps, in this case, to decide, whether going for vaginoplasty to strengthen the muscles down there is required.
To improve one’s sexual quotient
Loose and lax vaginal muscles can make intercourse a little boring as it reduces friction and can make a woman struggle to reach an orgasm due to lack of sensitivity down there. The procedure helps to decrease the diameter of the vagina, resulting in increased friction during intercourse to make the experience more pleasurable for both partners. It also improves the sensitivity of the area and helps a woman reach orgasm without much hassle when aroused.