The Female Pelvic Medicine

Scar Formation

What is vaginal scar formation?

The miracle of childbirth can be one of the most rewarding times in a woman’s life. However, you may notice that after giving birth, your body does not look or feel as it used to especially if there is scarring.

Scars may form when the vagina is cut or torn while giving birth or if a woman’s vagina has been through other trauma or injury. These scars may not only be visible, but provide discomfort or pain when touched.

How can vaginal scarring affect one’s life?

After having a baby, a woman’s lifestyle may change to adjust to her newborn. However, many times women don’t expect the scarring from the actual childbirth to drastically change her life and intimacy as well. Scar formation can negatively impact a woman’s self-confidence and self-image, especially if the labia is also torn or damaged. Sex may be painful for women with scarring, which can impact intimacy with her partner and ultimately put stress on her relationship.

How Dr. Guerette can help

Virginia pelvic medicine specialist, Dr. Guerette, is an expert on how a woman’s body is impacted after childbirth, and understands that any procedure should improve not only the appearance but the feel and functionality as well. Dr. Guerette will discuss with you the options to help improve the appearance of your scarring as well as decrease the pain of intercourse.

There are various treatments for scar formation offered at The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute in North Chesterfield. Depending on your situation and what is discussed during your private consultation, he may recommend labiaplasty and vaginoplasty to help reshape your body, or the non-surgical diVa laser treatment.

Every woman’s circumstances are unique and may have different concerns regarding scarring from childbirth. Dr. Guerette will work hard with you to create an individualized plan that is effective and tailored for your specific concerns and goal outcome.

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I put off seeing a doctor because I was embarrassed about my condition. Dr. Guerette put me at ease and, ultimately, he made me feel like a new woman.

EMILY, AGE 45

Live Comfortably with PFT® (Pelvic Floor Training)

PFT® Health Coaching is designed to empower women and provide them with the knowledge to take care of themselves and their pelvic health.

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.

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