Vaginal Rejuvenation

The vagina, like other body parts, can deteriorate with age or suffer physical damage.  Vaginal tissue, including skin and muscle, loses its elasticity and tone over time. Additionally, the stress of repeated natural childbirth can physically damage the vagina.  Can something be done to correct these issues? Modern treatments offer a variety of solutions to the problems of aging and physical damage, with the newest procedures using lasers. Despite the advanced nature of current methods, the same questions and concerns about older methods still apply.

Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Safe?

Patient safety is the concern of any good doctor. You may ask yourself “is vaginal rejuvenation safe?” but the answer is that yes, it is, especially with an experienced physician who understands the complexities of the procedure.  Vaginal rejuvenation is actually a collection of different medical techniques, some involving surgery and some using lasers

Again, in the hands of an experienced, competent doctor, the procedures are safe. vaginal rejuvenationLike any other medical procedure, however, there are risks.  For both the surgical procedures and the laser treatment, scarring can be a complication, as can infection. Burns are an infrequent issue with laser treatments. None of these potential problems are common. As with any medical procedure, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Make certain your doctor knows your complete medical history so that they can pick the best treatment to help keep you safe, healthy, and happy.

When to Get Vaginal Rejuvenation?

The right time to undergo vaginal rejuvenation depends on many different factors, and the answer can be different from one person to another. Still, there are generalities to consider. First, is the procedure medically necessary?  In other words, will the procedure correct something that is a medical condition, like prolapse, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, damage, or deformity?  Problems of that sort are good candidates for vaginal rejuvenation and need a treatment schedule and plan that should planned out with a physician.  If you are considering having rejuvenation done even though no significant underlying condition is present, the situation is a bit different. As there is no urgent medical issue to correct, speaking with your doctor and fully understanding the procedure and how it might impact your life is a good idea before scheduling anything.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

How long does recovery take in vaginal rejuvenation procedures? Within 24 to 48 hours after the treatment, patients can get up and walk, but intense activities and heavy lifting should be avoided. After a week, a patient may return to work, but they still need to avoid anything that involves heavy lifting or heavy labor in general. Six weeks is generally needed for complete healing.  During that time, patients should avoid sexual contact, tampon use, baths, cycling, and riding motorcycles.

Like any good treatment, the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation outweigh the disadvantages as long as you are receiving quality treatment from an experienced provider. The experts at O’Neill Plastic Surgery can help.

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About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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