Is it possible to correct my loose / gaping vagina with vaginal rejuvenation? (photos)
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Can be fixed
This sort of procedure should be handled by a surgeon experienced in cosmetic and functional pelvic floor repair. Our office in Portland, OR handles many cases like this, and offers very good pricing because of our work within our own physician owned outpatient surgical center. A procedure like this would typically run $6000-$8000, including all costs (but travel and lodging, if appropriate).
I would also encourage you to think about what YOU want with your body, rather than what your boyfriend wants. But its worth repairing if you are looking to restore some of the function and appearance that was lost.
The solution to your problem is a surgical one. Vaginoplasty. This is a tightening procedure done under anesthesia (IV or general) that closes down the size of the opening (aka introitus). Find a plastic surgeon or GYN who specializes in this type of surgery.
The best options would be to obtain a consultation with a physician who has subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. A good initial course of action would be start pelvic floor muscle therapy to strengthen some of the pelvic muscles and tissues around the vagina. There are special devices which give feed back while you exercise the vaginal muscles. The best non-invasive approach with zero downtime would be either the Mona Lisa or ThermiVa. If these two options do not work to your satisfaction you may want to consider surgery. But remember there are a lot of unknowns here. You may lose sensation from the surgery or have excessive scaring that may reduce the quality of your and your partners sexual pleasure.
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Restoring and Rejuvenating with Female Genital Enhancement
A #vaginoplasty (commonly referred ton as vaginal rejuvenation) is when a diamond shaped section of tissue is excised from the inside of the vagina and brought down to the outside of the vagina.
Often times a small triangular area is also excised from the perineum (the area right below the vaginal opening). This is called a perineoplasty or perineorrhaphy. The size of the tissues removed rarely are larger than a domino block. If needed, sutures that bundle loose muscles together are used to narrow the vaginal opening.
If necessary, this may be combined with a #Labiaplasty which is a surgical procedure that will reduce and/or reshape the #labia. Labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina that cover the female clitoris and vaginal opening. Women with excessively large labia may experience pain during sexual relations, feel discomfort during normal activities or while wearing tight clothing. Or, the labia may be asymmetric or may #hang below the labia majora (the outer lips of the vagina) which some women find this unattractive. At times the outer labia or labia majora may also be excessively large, uneven, or may be too small. The size may be increased with fat injections.
Candidates for treatment include women concerned about the appearance of their genitals, those who experience discomfort, pain or difficulty with sexual relations.The specific problems are noted below in each section. These problems may exist at birth or with growth and development. They can occur with childbirth or other trauma to the region. All of these issues can cause a woman great emotional distress that is often difficult to talk about with their partner, friends and even their doctor. The best procedure approach will be discussed in greater detail during your one-on-one consultation.
Vaginal Rejuvenation may be necessary
Good luck in your search!
The advantages are :
- Minimally invasive, virtually painless procedure
- Gentle treatment for controlled safety and accuracy
- Maximum precision with Alma CO2 laser, the right wavelength and perfect pulse
- Fast and efficient delivery of fractionated laser energy split into micro pixels
- No post treatment downtime
- Excellent patient satisfaction and long term success The Disadvantage of the FemiLift and MonaLisa is that is is only for vaginal treatment whereas the ThermiVa RF device can be used to shrink the labia minora as well and is more comfortable. These procedures cannot narrow the vaginal canal as much as a vaginoplasty surgery
Options for a Tight Vagina
For a woman who has never experienced a vaginal delivery you do appear to have significant vaginal relaxation, likely a result of genetics, large vibrators and fisting. In general, options include physical therapy, vaginal laser treatments such as MonaLisa Touch or Thermiva, or surgical correction with Vaginal Rejuvenation or vaginoplasty. A consultation with a specialist in this field could help guide your decision based on your desires, but if your goal is for your vagina to regain its original tightness you enjoyed prior to your Ex, surgery will likely be the most efficient choice to achieve your goal. The good news is you have many options to get to where you want to be. Cheers!
Pelvic muscle stretching
Although I do agree that you would greatly benefit from a structured pelvic floor training program, it is apparent that you would need a vaginoplasty to normalize the Pelvic floor musculature and caliber of the vagina if you wish to regain sensation and tightness of the vagina.
At our Urogynecological and Intimate Reconstructive Center, we provide comprehensive care including pelvic floor re-education, urogynecological and intimate aesthetic needs.
Correction of loose vagina
We've corresponded before personally. Howareya?! The answer is that a serious, good, long (6-12 months) progran of pelvic floor physical therapy with an APEX(tm) or IN-TONE(tm) device, utilizing vaginal balls (like Luna Beads(tm) plus working with a "pelvic floor physical therapist" may do the job without surgery.
It is worthwhie to be evaluated by a team that includes a pelvic floot specialist, like a urogynecologist of Gyn who specializes in these things, plus a pelvic floor P.T. No harm done by trying this route for at least 6 months before contemplating surgery-- very well may work. In any case, even if you go the surgical route, the P.T. is imperative to maintain results, as well as avoidance of what got you to this anatomic situation in the first place.
Additional advice (about the only "cheap thing in this whole affair..!): It pays to travel a bit to find just the right doc to work with you. It's the only body you have. Do your homewirk and search carrefully. Only let an experienced expert in this type of vaginal tightening touch your special body!!
--Michael P Goodman MD
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