Pregnancy and childbirth can be truly life-changing experiences. Despite women experiencing newfound levels of happiness, significant changes can occur to the body. Certain changes may become permanent, including alterations in the shape of the body with the development of loose skin, excess fat and weakened abdominal muscles. Vaginal rejuvenation in London is a broad term used to describe several non-surgical and surgical treatments that are designed to restore a woman’s vagina to its pre-pregnancy state. The vaginal canal expands significantly during a vaginal delivery to accommodate the baby’s head. Even for women who have a C-section, certain permanent changes may occur to the vagina. The process of childbirth involves significant muscular exertion with stretching of the soft tissues. In some cases, this could result in uncontrolled tearing or other childbirth-related injuries.
Women who choose to have a vaginal rejuvenation in London can achieve an effective restoration of their loose vagina to a pre-pregnancy condition with a look and feel that Is significantly improved, which can help to address certain functional symptoms.
How is the vagina affected by childbirth?
Vaginal rejuvenation in London is designed to improve the appearance and function of the vagina and is most commonly requested by women after pregnancy due to several vaginal concerns that may develop.
Changes in appearance
The labia often become larger with a darker colour during pregnancy and childbirth due to increased blood flow to the area. The labia may not return to their initial appearance pre-pregnancy. Many women may develop the sensation of a loose vagina after having vaginal childbirth.
The labia minora undergo a significant change in appearance due to increased blood flow, and the labia majora may shrink in size and appear flattened due to pregnancy and childbirth. Choosing to have vaginal rejuvenation in London can help to address the effects of pregnancy and achieve a significant improvement in both appearance and function of the vagina.
Pregnancy and childbirth may cause women to develop urinary incontinence. The pelvic floor muscles, which are responsible for controlling bladder function, can be weakened by childbirth. Everyday activities such as exercise, coughing, sneezing or even laughing may result in leakage of urine. Other women may develop a heightened sense of urgency with the sudden need to void without warning. A commonly reported problem is the inability to completely empty the bladder. Although pelvic floor exercises can lead to a certain amount of symptomatic relief, minimally invasive laser treatments or surgical intervention may be required for most women to achieve optimal outcomes. Laser vaginal treatment is a highly successful form of vaginal rejuvenation in London which can help to restore urinary continence and the relief of stress and anxiety associated with this highly disabling condition.
Reduced vaginal sensation
Many women report a reduction in vaginal sensation after childbirth. This is even after the initial first few months after childbirth when the vaginal tissues have healed. Some women may find they have developed scar tissue in the vagina after childbirth. Other women may find sexual intercourse less satisfying due to excessive stretching of the vaginal tissues. Injury to the pelvic floor muscles may affect the ability to achieve satisfying orgasms. Vaginal rejuvenation in London can help women to regain their sense of femininity and heightened sexuality that can be adversely affected by traumatic childbirth or after multiple childbirth.
What procedures does vaginal rejuvenation surgery involve?
Our surgeons are considered the leading experts in the UK for all types of vaginal rejuvenation for women who want to achieve prepregnancy restoration of vaginal appearance and function. Every experiences childbirth differently, and vaginal rejuvenation in London is customised to the needs of the individual woman needs and desires. There are three main procedures that are considered part of a surgical vaginal rejuvenation including:
Labiaplasty (labia reduction)
There is a wide variation in the appearance of the labia, with size, shape and colour being the main factors determining a woman’s request for surgical intervention. Childbirth can lead to several changes in the appearance of the labia. Labiaplasty is a popular surgical procedure that can restore the pre-pregnancy appearance of the labia by surgically altering the shape, length or colour of the labia minora. The labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina, and labia minora reduction is the most common form of labiaplasty surgery in the UK.
The labia majora are the outer lips of the vagina and sit laterally to the labia minora on each side. The labia majora can shrink or develop sagging after pregnancy due to a loss of volume. A labia puff is one of the most effective non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments to create both a youthful appearance of the labia majora and restore the natural cushioning function of the labia majora.
Vaginal tightening surgery (vaginoplasty)
Women may develop damage to the delicate vaginal tissue and pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. This can lead to the development of vagina looseness with reduced vaginal sensation and sexual dissatisfaction. Vaginal rejuvenation in London can involve vaginal tightening surgery, which may be combined with hormonal treatments or pelvic floor therapy to achieve the best results. A woman’s sense of well-being and sexual function can be improved with vaginal tightening surgery.
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The opening of the vagina may increase in width after pregnancy or childbirth due to weakness in the connective tissue or muscle which supports the vaginal opening. This problem most commonly develops due to an uncontrolled tear during childbirth that was not properly reconstructed. Women are often left with a permanent injury to the vaginal opening. This can result in several disabling symptoms, including painful sexual intercourse, tenderness when touching the vagina or difficulty in maintaining bowel continence. Perineoplasty, also known as perineorrhaphy, is a minimally invasive vaginal rejuvenation procedure that is designed to repair the deeper muscle layers combined with the removal of excess scarred skin from the perineum. The procedure can produce a significant boost in quality of life for mothers who otherwise have often had to suffer in silence, not knowing that effective treatment exists to improve painful symptoms from childbirth.
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Vaginal rejuvenation at Centre for Surgery
Centre for Surgery is renowned as a centre of excellence for both laser vaginal rejuvenation and vaginal rejuvenation surgery at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in central London. Unlike other clinics, we offer the full range of treatments, both non-surgical and surgical, to help a woman achieve a pre-pregnancy restoration of vaginal appearance and function.
If you want to learn more about vaginal rejuvenation in London, contact us today by calling 020 7993 4849 or completing the contact form below.