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Why Choose Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital for Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery?

If you recently had a child and Kegel exercises don’t give the results you were looking for, a good option might be vaginal reconstructive surgery. Let our surgeons help you with this procedure and help you recapture your youth.

The vagina is part of the female genital tract. It is an elastic, muscular canal that connects to the lower part of the uterus. When women have a child and deliver it by natural birth or after they had other surgical procedures done,  the vagina muscles can form small tears which decrease their elasticity and makes them “loosen up”. This is also a natural process that may take place as a female gets older. When this happens, a woman may lose sensitivity in her vagina and in some serious cases, she may lose control of her urinary system.

Vaginal reconstructive surgery aims to correct these problems by fixing the tears and rejuvenating the muscles, giving them back their lost elasticity.

Vaginal reconstructive surgery can be performed in two different ways.

The first one is surgical, where the patient is put under local anesthesia and has the extra skin removed from the vagina. Muscle tissues are sutured together to ensure that there would be no more loosening.

The second type of operation is performed with a laser while the patient is under no anesthesia. An instrument is inserted into the vagina and through deep thermal effects, it stimulates the process of collagen remodeling, making the muscles tighter.

There are numerous benefits to this procedure:

  • Increased sexual stimulation
  • Better control over the urinary system
  • No risk of tampons falling out
  • Increase in mental health and self-esteem

Recovery time depends on which kind of vaginal reconstructive surgery a patient takes. There is no recovery time for the laser operation, while with the surgical procedure patients should rest and take it easy for approximately two weeks. During a period of 8 weeks, it is forbidden to use tampons or to have sexual intercourse.

The laser procedure has no big risks. It has been known that sometimes it didn’t perform as well as it should have and that the muscles were still too loose. The surgery is simple to do, so there are no major complications possible. Patients may suffer from infections, pain or some local bleeding.

If you are unhappy with your health and your current sex life and would like to feel like a 20-year-old all over again, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital recommends you get a vaginal reconstructive surgery. Call 888.600.5600 and make an appointment with one of our doctors!

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