Let’s face it. Our bodies change after childbirth, and then again with menopause. One of the most common and significant changes occurs in vaginal health, but it’s often the least talked about. If you’re like many women, you figure that childbirth wreaked havoc on your vagina and it’s just something you have to live with. I am here to tell you that you do NOT just have to accept this as your new normal. There are several things that can be done to restore your feminine wellness to the way it used to be.
During childbirth, the vaginal walls stretch beyond normal to allow the baby to pass through the pelvis. What’s supposed to happen is that your natural elastin and collagen kick in and rebound the vaginal walls back to their normal state. But this doesn’t always happen. When the vaginal walls do not recover, and remain loose after childbirth, it can affect sexual function as well as bladder and bowel function.
When you go through menopause, declining estrogen levels leave your vaginal walls thin and inelastic. This is why so many postmenopausal women suffer from vaginal dryness and burning. Estrogen is what keeps the walls plumped up and elastic, and without enough of it your vaginal health deteriorates.
The term refers to a group of procedures that all have the same goal: to restore both the function and appearance of your vagina. Here’s what we can do for you:
ThermiVa This quick and painless procedure returns your vagina to the way it was before childbirth. ThermiVa uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat vaginal tissue and rejuvenate collagen. The treatment targets both the internal and external areas of the vagina to improve function and return appearance to a more youthful state.
MonaLisa Touch Similar to ThermiVa, the MonaLisa Touch procedure also uses focused heat energy to repair the vagina. MonaLisa Touch is ideal for women who have gone through menopause, breast cancer treatment or who have abnormal or painful vaginal walls. The laser treatment pinpoints areas of unhealthy vaginal tissue, gently removes them, and stimulates the remaining tissue into self-rejuvenation.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery Also called vaginoplasty, this surgical procedure tailors the vaginal walls to restore vaginal girth to its normal configuration. It increases the ability to feel the vaginal walls during intercourse, and restores sexual function for both partners.
At Houston Female Urology, we offer the full range of vaginal rejuvenation options because each woman’s needs are different. Call our office to schedule your consultation, and we can get started on returning your feminine health to the way it used to be.
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