How Can I Address Vaginal Laxity After Childbirth?

If you’ve given vaginal birth, you may be intimately familiar with vaginal laxity. The hormones that spike during pregnancy allow for the ligaments and tissues that hold your pelvis and pubic area together to loosen and make birth a little easier. However, even after recovery from childbirth, it’s possible that not everything will return to its original place in your body.

The range of effects of vaginal laxity runs from aesthetic and sensational preference to pelvic organ prolapse. As expected, with such a wide variety of possibilities comes a variety of different treatment options. Temporary treatments like over-the-counter vaginal tightening creams do work to increase blood flow and sensitivity—and may be used intermittently for sexual purposes. However because these creams use herbal ingredients as in-the-moment tissue fillers, even long-term use will not permanently address advanced laxity.

Permanent vaginal rejuvenation requires surgery, as does the perineal descent that may be associated with severe laxity. Surgically ‘tightening’ the vagina can provide a look and feel more in line with your personal preferences, and can halt further internal shifts that can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction and pain if not treated. If the reduction in muscle tone after childbirth leads to full displacement of any organs, prolapse repair may be recommended to restore sexual and functional health as well as your processes. Fortunately, our offices can help.

If your vaginal laxity is causing you pain, distress, or even simple dissatisfaction, permanent fixes are available through the capable hands of our experienced surgeons and medical support team. Book a consultation and talk with us via video or in person to get started on a change.

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