It is no secret among women that childbirth greatly changes the pelvic floor, including the vagina, labia, and perineum. Although you do not want to undergo any major surgical procedure until after you are finished having children, there are some procedures that can be done between births. Here is what you need to know about these three procedures commonly done after childbirth.
Many women have some type of damage to the perineum after childbirth. The perineum is the small area between the vagina and the anus. This small area of tissue often becomes stretched during childbirth, and it may not snap back on its own. Some women with larger infants may also experience tearing of the perineum or the doctor may perform an episiotomy, causing some scarring. Perineoplasty corrects these issues to assist in firming up the pelvic floor and restoring the vaginal musculature.
The minor, or inner, labia can often become stretched during childbirth, and they may not shrink back down on their own. When the labia become stretched, they can interfere with clothing and be extremely uncomfortable. Stretched labia can also make you self-conscious. A labiaplasty changes the size and shape of the inner labia so that they are more aesthetically pleasing and more comfortable.
Of course, the muscles most affected by childbirth are those within the vagina. Vaginal tightening after childbirth can help you enjoy sexual pleasures more fully, as well as help with common issues such as stress incontinence. Surgical vaginal tightening should not be done until you are certain you will have no more children. However, you can get vaginal tightening with radiofrequency technology between births.
If you have had one or more children and are interested in vaginal rejuvenation procedures to take your body back, contact us today for more information or to schedule your initial consultation.