Vaginal Laxity: It’s Time To Talk About It


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If you need vaginal tightening, you can have the appropriate surgical or non-surgical vaginal laxity treatment in Gurgaon at La Midas. Here’s everything to know.

What is vaginal laxity?

By the term ‘vaginal laxity’, it is referred to as the looseness which takes place in a woman’s vagina. In several women, it occurs after vaginal childbirth. However, it is also often associated with menopause and ageing. If you have vaginal laxity, you might often feel less sensation in your vagina during sexual intercourse. Due to this, sex might become less satisfying. So some women worry that they can’t please their partner when they have laxity of vaginal muscles.

This issue has not yet been thoroughly studied. Therefore, researchers are still exploring more about its causes and treatment options. However, there are certain treatment approaches that may be helpful to treat the problem.

Causes of vaginal laxity

  • A vaginal delivery or vaginal childbirth that stretches vaginal walls, tendons, and muscles
  • A drop in oestrogen levels caused when you have menopause
  • Reduced oestrogen production caused when you have health problems
  • Ageing tendons and muscles which weaken your pelvic floor
  • Genetics which determine the physical structure of your vagina

A decrease in oestrogen production leads to thinning and reduced elasticity of your vaginal muscles. This results in vaginal laxity as the tissues around your vaginal opening and the canal starts losing their structure and strength.

As you age, the tendons and muscles in your pelvic area begin to weaken and provide less support to your vagina and other pelvic parts. That is why vaginal laxity generally comes with urinary incontinence as well as digestive problems.

Vaginal delivery, of course, can result in vaginal laxity as well as pregnancy-related problems of the pelvic floor. Even women who receive C-section deliveries can go through changes in their vagina and other pelvic parts caused due to the strains of pregnancy.

Less usual causes include inherited issues such as vaginal trauma disassociated with childbirth, excess body weight, decreased collagen production, etc.

Symptoms of vaginal laxity

You might realize vaginal laxity as a problem but might not know that the other symptoms that you are having, are linked to a loose and weakened vaginal canal.

The common symptoms associated with vaginal laxity include:

  • Reduced sexual satisfaction
  • Inadequate lubrication
  • Loss of confidence
  • Having pain while doing intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence

If you are going through any of the above symptoms of vaginal laxity, you must receive suitable treatment that will work for your lifestyle and goals.

Can vaginal laxity be improved?

Vaginal laxity is expected to improve by performing the following couple of exercises at home every day or multiple times every day for retraining the muscles of the pelvic floor:

  • Kegels
    Kegels have been tried to help tighten your pelvic floor and vaginal tissue surrounding your vaginal wall. You may perform them just at any place, for instance, while just watching television or simply sitting at the desk or even while driving.
    The first step is finding the correct muscles to strengthen. They can be easily identified while you are urinating. The muscles which stop the urine stream are the ones. After you know the muscles to engage, you are ready to begin the movement.
    Kegels are most helpful when the urinary bladder is empty. Tighten your muscles and try holding the contraction for many seconds. Then relax and after that, repeat this up to 10 times. Avoid clenching your thighs or buttocks. Just breathe normally while squeezing your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Squats
    These are popular for being a glute builder. They can also help in effectively training the pelvic floor muscles. You do not need to go to the gym and try heavy weights. This is because performing bodyweight squats at your home is enough to combat vaginal laxity.
    For doing squats, stand with the feet a bit wider than the hips. Bend the knees and try sitting the hips back and down as if you are about to sit in your chair. Keep the heels tightly planted in the floor. Reach out the arms in front of you to make a counterbalance and for keeping the chest lifted. As you try to stand back up, push through the rears of the heels for keeping the pelvic floor engaged.
    Repeat the above about 10 to 20 times every day for the maximum benefit.
  • Hip bridges
    These are popular for tightening the gluteal muscles. However, they can also help your pelvic floor muscles. Try holding a yoga block or pillow between the thighs as you do the exercise for helping you maintain focus on engaging your vaginal muscles.
    Lie on the back. Bend the knees and keep your feet planted at about a hip-distance apart. Inhale. Then lift up the hips off your floor for forming a slope from the knees to the shoulders. Pause for about 1-2 seconds and gradually lower down your back. If you are holding your block or pillow between the thighs, try to squeeze it firmly with the inner thighs for keeping attention on your vaginal wall muscles and pelvic floor muscles.
    Repeat hip bridges about 10 to 20 times every morning.
  • Leg lifts
    These help in tightening the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor. For doing leg lifts, lie flat on the back on your carpet or mat. Lift up the right leg towards the room’s ceiling while keeping the leg straight for the whole time. Then lower it down. After that, repeat the same thing with your left leg. Avoid to arch back as you perform the exercise. Repeat it 10 times with each leg.
  • Vaginal cones
    These are weighted devices for increasing the strength of your pelvic floor muscles. They are available in sets of 5 with the same volume and shape but with rising weights (like 20g, 32.5g, 45g, etc.). Under a progressive resistive exercise schedule, one cone is inserted into your vagina and retained in place by tightening your levator ani muscles for up to 15 minutes. As these muscles become stronger, you may extend the exercise to 30 minutes. It must be done twice daily. The extravaginal weight sends the sensory feedback for the required sustained pelvic muscle contraction. This raises the pelvic floor muscle strength. The best effects are achieved with standard pelvic muscle exercises like Kegels.
    While Kegel and pelvic floor training exercises might be recommended for tightening your vaginal muscles, there is a lack of evidence for their effectiveness for a high level of vaginal laxity.
    However, surgical vaginoplasty can provide a high rate of patient satisfaction on a proven basis. Nevertheless, certain women plan to give birth to more children or do not want to receive surgery. so they might want to try nonsurgical alternatives that utilize radiofrequency or laser energy.

Vaginal laxity treatment in Gurgaon

La Midas provides the best vaginal laxity treatment in Gurgaon. The most commonly used surgical processes under vaginal rejuvenation to treat vaginal laxity include vaginoplasty, labiaplasty, perineoplasty, and hymenoplasty. Around 95% of the patients of vaginal laxity achieve significant improvements after mucosal vaginal tightening. HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) vaginal tightening also helps in treating vaginal laxity. Because of the progress in technology, new treatment options are coming up. CO2 fractional laser therapy, vaginal cones, and radiofrequency ablation show promising results of vaginal tightening. The same is the case for temperature-controlled radiofrequency that helps in treating vaginal laxity as well as stress incontinence. In mild cases, tightening creams are sometimes effective but not guaranteed. These products have oestrogenic compounds that boost blood flow to your vagina to promote skin elasticity.

Surgical vaginal laxity treatment in Gurgaon

  • Vaginoplasty
    Vaginoplasty is also called posterior colporrhaphy. This method is used for tightening your vagina. Its alternative includes non-invasive vaginal tightening by heating tissues with the help of laser or radiofrequency waves. Patients having significant vaginal laxity, might not get an advantage from these treatments and might be more ideal candidates for surgical vaginal tightening using vaginoplasty.
    After childbirth, you may experience vaginal laxity due to stretching of vaginal tissues and separating of vaginal muscles, sometimes to the extent that a tampon can’t stay. This lack of tone can result in sexual dysfunction.
    A vaginoplasty works in bringing together your separated vaginal muscles. The additional mucosa skin from the rear side of your vagina is removed. The surgeon may also remove your external skin for a more aesthetic look.
    While a vaginoplasty can be carried out under local anaesthesia, many patients choose to get it done under general anaesthesia.
    Once the extent of vaginal tightening required is determined, the surgeon marks a pie-shaped wedge for delineating the extra skin to be removed from the inside of your vagina. Underneath the skin, the tissues get tightened with the help of strong sutures. After your vaginal canal has been tightened, your mucosal skin is sewed close. If still any external skin protrudes, it can be reduced also for a better aesthetic result. It takes 2 to 5 hours. The catheter and bandages typically stay at the place for 4 days. After that, postoperative steps are taken.
  • Labiaplasty
    It refers to a surgical method for reducing the length of your labia minora. This is the most usually preferred vaginal rejuvenation technique. It can cure symptoms experienced by women due to the tugging and twisting of the labia.
    A labiaplasty can effectively treat vaginal laxity for various reasons.
    The goal of the method is to decrease the labia minora so that they stop hanging below your hair-bearing labia majora. The process can be done for reducing asymmetry when one of them is longer than the other, or, more often, for lowering the length of both labia in order that they no more tug, twist or fall out of your bathing suit.
    Labiaplasty can be carried out under local anaesthesia or else with oral sedation or also under general anaesthesia. It generally takes around 45 minutes to an hour.
    The most usual kind of labiaplasty involves the trim technique where the extra tissue gets removed and directly sutured up. Next in popularity is the wedge technique that keeps up a natural border following the removal of a pie-shaped piece of tissue. Additional folds of your clitoral hood can also be decreased at the same time. The closure is generally done using absorbable sutures.
  • Perineoplasty
    Perineoplasty can treat vaginal laxity which might have reduced your sexual sensation. It is an out-patient process that normally requires about an hour under local or general anaesthesia. Hospitalization is rarely needed.
    The surgeon makes a V-shaped incision to your posterior vaginal wall. Bulges, scar tissue, and other damages are removed. After that, your vaginal muscles are tightened for rectifying your vaginal laxity. Then they are carefully stitched. Following a brief recovery period, you’re allowed to return home.
  • Hymenoplasty
    Also called hymenorrhaphy, it involves the cosmetic construction, restoration, or repair of a woman’s hymen. Hymen restoration is also called revirginization.
    After childbirth, your vaginal muscles might weaken. Flaccidity also happens gradually with age. Hymenoplasty can help tighten such muscles with an added advantage of a more sensual intercourse experience.
    It’s generally a simple out-patient process which can be performed at the clinic under local anaesthesia. Any torn skin surrounding the edges of your hymen is neatly and carefully cut away. After that, the remaining tissue gets stitched together. A small opening is left. It helps in restoring your hymenal ring to a normal shape and size.
    If there is insufficient skin for hymen restoration or if the hymen does not exist, the surgeon might create it with the help of a synthetic tissue or some of your body’s vaginal mucosa. A small blood supply might be given artificially or from a piece of your vaginal flap. On subsequent penetration, it would stimulate the traditional bleeding.
    It takes 1 to 2 hours according to the amount of repair required.

Non-surgical vaginal laxity treatment in Gurgaon

  • HIFU vaginal tightening
    High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) involves a non-surgical technique. Energy shots placed into your internal skin at 3-4.5mm depth per session ensure vaginal tightening and lifting. The focussed ultrasound beams converge to create a thermal nodal point. The automated vaginal wand is helped by a 360-degree rotation for consistent effects.
    It lasts around 30 minutes. Avoid intercourse for the next 24 hours since mild tenderness may happen.
  • CO2 fractional laser therapy
    It’s a minimally invasive laser vaginal rejuvenation using fractional carbon dioxide laser. The fractional energy delivered, generates precise and controlled tissue damage. This maintains healthy tissue around every micro ablation zone, enabling complete and swift epithelial repair. The penetration depth is adjustable for addressing the concerned tissue and obtaining optimal results. The vaginal tissue is remodeled effectively while ensuring the safety of the fibromuscular layer by making tiny controlled ablation coagulation sites within your lamina propria with different energy levels.
    It can also restore the pH of your vaginal mucosa by releasing acidic mucins and glycogen from your epithelium.
  • Radiofrequency ablation
    Radiofrequency energy can help in tightening the outer and inner vaginal areas. It creates heat deep within vaginal tissues for stimulating collagen production. It firms saggy muscles and skin within your vaginal canal. It's a non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation.

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