|Women's Health Education Series...|
.I am 43 with 3 great kids and a wonderful husband. I have a great family and I am a stay home mom and I do everything for my family. But this is not about them, it is about me. The other day, I was in the bathroom, and for some reason, I pulled out a mirror, and looked down there. Oh MY God!
I could not believe what I saw. I started crying. What is supposed to be a vagina, it looked liked a piece of meat, my dog chewed on it. When did this happen? How long has it been like this? I never thought of looking down there! And then I thought oh my poor husband, I was teasing him the other day about giving me oral sex. He had that look on his face. Now, I know what that look was about. My vagina was disgusting and I gotta do something about it.
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Vaginal deterioration result
from weakening of tissues as a baby passes through the birth canal. This
stretching and tearing of tissues gradually worsens over time as gravity
and estrogen loss results in the loss of collagen in the vaginal tissues
and various muscles and ligaments. Babies born today are usually larger
than those born a few generations ago, causing more trauma during birth.
In addition, women today are heavier and have more weight pushing on their
pelvic organs. It also doesn't help if one is a smoker. The loss of connective
tissue and the chronic smoker's cough also factor in. A coughing asthmatic
or one with chronic bronchitis is also more prone to prolapse and incontinence.
Occasionally, these problems occur in women who have never had children
or have had cesarean sections. This is explained by one's inherited weakness
of supporting structures.
The surgery is a standard gynecologic vaginal procedure where the vaginal vault and pelvic floor are made smaller, and the foundation muscles of the vagina are made stronger. The G-spot which lies in the anterior proximal vagina is not affected by this procedure. Also at this time another problem that can make sex very uncomfortable can be corrected. Some patients may have an enterocele or rectocele, which is a hernia of the bowel or rectum in the vaginal vault which may protrude via the vaginal opening. During vaginoplasty this hernia can be repaired, the pain eliminated, and satisfaction during intercourse restored.
referred to as Vaginal Rejuvenation, can give your vagina a youthful
appearance, give you more control of your vaginal muscles, and greatly
increase the sexual satisfaction for you and your partner during intercourse.
Red M. Alinsod, M.D., FACOG,
South Coast Urogynecology
The Women's Center
31852 Coast Highway, Suite 200
Laguna Beach, California 92651