The Complete Mommy Makeover, Feminine Rejuvenation Surgery
We have all seen the talk show segments and glamour magazine articles on correcting the changes that pregnancy, childbirth and breast feeding cause the female body shape. The So called “Mommy Makeover”. These articles usually deal with breast lifts, tummy tucks and liposuction. What is often ignored, or has been until now, is the changes and trauma that the delivery itself causes. All women who have gone through a vaginal delivery know what I am talking about, and I am addressing a huge population, an estimated twenty million American women experience or have experienced the result of this birth trauma. Until recently it was a totally ignored area of corrective surgery and rejuvenation/reconstruction, but today it is one of the fastest growing area of women’s health. A growing number of Surgical Specialists are devoting their skills to reconstructing the female genital area, and the awareness of this specialty and its possibilities is just beginning to catch on.
The problem is simple to understand; with better nutrition and more advanced prenatal care, women are, on the average having larger babies, and larger babies often can lead to more difficult deliveries. Combine this with the popular trend of limiting Caesarian Sections and encouraging vaginal deliveries and the result is obvious, a lot more birth trauma to millions of women. All women know that the second delivery is easier than the first, Why? Because the first delivery has caused stretching of the tissues, which makes second and third and often more subsequent deliveries easier. While this is a blessing for the mother to be, it can also be a curse when it comes to sexual relationships and the satisfaction and pleasure of intercourse. Frequently patients and their partners will complain that they miss the sensation and satisfaction they experienced during intercourse, before the children came.
This has been the reason for the rapid growth we are seeing in Feminine Rejuvenation Surgery, or Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery, interchangeable terms you may encounter in your research. The central procedure is called Vaginoplasty and is essentially a tightening of the muscles and tissues around both the vaginal opening and along the vaginal canal. This procedure produces in a significant reduction of the width and volume of the vagina and results in more sensation and contact during sex. Most patients and their partners report a significantly more satisfactory sexlife after the procedure. There are other procedures, that fall under the heading of Feminine Rejuvenation Surgery, the most popular being Labial reduction and or reconstruction. This is a more cosmetic procedure, but equally as satisfying for the patient who is embarrassed by the appearance of her external genitals, whether a result of childbirth, trauma or something she was just born with.
The Feminine Rejuvenation procedures are all performed as outpatient surgeries and carry a relatively low risk of serious complications, as compared with the extreme satisfaction they produce. As with any elective surgery, caveat emptor, or, buyer beware.
Make sure your surgeon is well trained and operating in a certified surgery center. If you do your homework you will most likely have a great experience.
So you see the “Mommy Makeover” is now so much more, it is really the complete restoration, both aesthetic and functional, of the female form, to what it was before those babies, toddlers and teenagers.
Johan Brahme, M.D. is a Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing at the prestigious La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre in La Jolla, California. He has patients from all over the USA as well as the entire globe. In addition to Plastic Surgery, he specializes in Feminine Rejuvenation Surgery, and the Complete Mommy Makeover. Visit our website for more information