Vaginal laxity due to childbirth, aging, menopause or trauma can bring distressing consequences for a woman’s overall sexual wellness. Before giving birth, the tissue of the vaginal canal is made to stretch and return to its original shape. However, oftentimes after having kids, the tissue is “overstretched” causing noticeable looseness and skin laxity.
This new size and shape of the labia diminish a woman’s positive body image and may even decrease sexual sensation. Sexual interactions that had once brought pleasure and a positive sense of intimacy could now be seen as uncomfortable, awkward, and painful.
Vaginal laxity can make sex painful or awkward for women. She may feel a loss of sexual desire because of different sensations of intercourse. Because of this decreased sensation, it may make orgasms difficult or next to impossible for a woman.
With an enjoyable sex life at risk, intimacy with her partner may also suffer. Vaginal laxity can also negatively impact a woman’s self confidence in her body, making her less likely to pursue romantic encounters. This private and personal condition many times has a disruptive impact on a woman’s physical, sexual, relational, and emotional health.
Dr. Guerette has worked with many women whose sex life is affected by vaginal laxity. In fact, vaginal laxity is one of the more common concerns among women after childbirth. There are various options for treating vaginal laxity available at The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute in North Chesterfield.
As a nationally and internationally recognized Urologist, Dr. Guerette is a specialist in the areas of aesthetic gynecology and sexual wellness. Dr. Guerette will take time to talk with each of his Virginia patients during a private consultation to understand the woman’s concerns and symptoms before making any recommendations.
There are a number of surgical options, such as labiaplasty or vaginoplasy, which can help reshape a woman’s vagina. The non-surgical diVa treatment has also shown to be effective for improving vaginal laxity. He recognizes that every woman’s body and situation is different and unique and will focus any treatment around your individual needs.
Our PFT® Health Coaching is a unique program offered at The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute. Our Director of Rehabilitation, MaryAnne Snavely, works with women to develop proper lifestyle factors and decrease the risk of pelvic organs dropping—a common problem that can lead to issues such as urine leakage and incontinence.