Will Vaginal Rejuvenation Help my Prolapsed Uterus Which is Hanging into my Vagina?

I'm 54 and do pilates regularly also kegel exercises but I still have a daily problem with my uterus hanging into my vagina. This just started happening tjhis year. Can vaginal rejuvenation help?

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Vaginal Rejuvenation, Uterine Prolapse, Pelvic Floor Reconstruction

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Uterine prolapse is treated by pelvic floor reconstruction - a variety of procedures which may sometimes include vaginal hysterectomy, anterior and posterior vaginal repairs, and reconstruction of the perineum. While some steps of the posterior vaginal repairs share some features with vaginal rejuvenation, they will have no effect on the prolapse. However, vaginal rejuvenation can certainly be done in conjunction with pelvic floor reconstruction if the surgeon is skilled at both.

Vaginal Rejuvenation for Prolapsed Uterus?

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Unfortunately not. A prolapsed uterus is normally treated with a pelvic floor reconstruction, not vaginal rejuvenation. However, for many patients, laser vaginal rejuvenation can be a complimentary procedure to their pelvic floor reconstruction to help provide more comprehensive, long-lasting results. 

Uterine Prolapse with Vaginal Rejuvenation

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Uterine prolapse, a very common condition, occurs when the uterus hangs down into the vaginal canal (grade 1), to the vaginal opening (grade 2), or even, in extreme circumstances, protrudes outside of a woman's vagina and rubs against her clothing causing severe discomfort and potentially infection (grade 3). Uterine prolapse is usually treated with surgeries such as vaginal hysterectomy or, less commonly, uterine suspension.

Vaginal rejuvenation, or vaginoplasty, is a surgery designed to tighten the vaginal canal and vaginal opening allowing a woman to experience greater sexual satisfaction by increasing intimate friction, muscle control and tone. 

While these surgeries have different goals, they are many times performed simultaneously allowing a patient to experience a single surgical episode, limited anesthesia exposure and one recovery. The post op restrictions are essentially identical.  I would recommend you consult with a cosmetic gynecologist or two who will then refer you to a general gynecologist whom they trust and work with regularly to address the uterine prolapse issues. Cheers my friend!

Vaginal Rejuvenation Will Not Correct Prolapsed Uterus

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Vaginal Rejuvenation Will Not Help Your Prolapsed Uterus into your vagina. You need to see an OB/GYN  specialist for that problem. Vaginal rejuvenation is to tighten the circumference and correct stretched or torn muscles but does not correct uterine problems.

Vaginal Rejuvenation for Prolapsed Uterus

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Hello. Vaginal rejuvenation will not help your prolapsed uterus. To address this issue you need to see your OB/GYN.

Jaime Perez, MD
Labiaplasty Specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Vaginal Rejuvenation and Prolapsed Uterus

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Hi Bella, thanks for your question.

Vaginal rejuvenation will not address a prolapsed uterus. I suggest that you ask your primary care doctor to refer you to an experienced gynaecologist to discuss what options you have for treating your prolapse.

Good luck!

Jill Tomlinson, MBBS, FRACS
Melbourne Plastic Surgeon

Uterine Prolapse Repair with Vaginoplasty

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Although Vaginal Rejuvination (aka Vaginoplasty) itself doesn't address uterine prolapse, it is not uncommon to have them both repaired at the same time.  This is actually a good idea because then you only have one recovery period, typically 6-8 wks until you are fully functional again in that area.  Other good news is, health insurance will frequently cover some/all of the costs for the uterine prolapse repair.  Hope this helps...RAS

Will vaginal rejuvenation help a prolapsing uterus?

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Vaginal rejuvenation will not help with a prolapsing uterus.  For this, you will need to see an ob/gyn physician to discuss your options.  Vaginal rejuvenation is done primarily to tighten the entrance of the vagina and thus create a tighter "fit" for you and your partner.

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