Cosmetic Gynaecology Patient Information Leaflet
Ageing not just effects a woman externally, it does impact her internally as well. Vaginal looseness or weakening and damage to vaginal muscles and ligaments is a very common occurrence in woman, especially after child birth. Additionally, female hormones diminish with age, which also leads to relaxation of vaginal muscles and loss of sexual satisfaction along with a host of other complications like Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is defined as the involuntary loss of urine associated with physical exertion that causes increased intra-abdominal pressure. SUI Prevails in multiparous, peri-menopausal women with a history of difficult births. Urethral hyper-mobility is a cause of SUI that benefits from the application of fractionated CO2 Laser. The quality of life of many women is affected by SUI therefore should not be considered a minor sign to the medical history. The fractional CO2 laser allows to reduce the frequency of episodes and quantity of urine lost, thereby improving the quality of life of these women. It is an ambulatory, fast, painless and simple procedure.
Moreover, common, occasionally embarrassing symptoms, such as “laxity” of vaginal walls and incontinence can nowadays be effectively treated, WITHOUT surgery. In some cases, surgical techniques may also need be considered.
Commonly used procedures
Labiaplasty is performed to improve the appearance of the labia, or lips of the vagina. Labia minora of the vagina may be large, causing discomfort under clothing or during intercourse, or may be unequal or may have been damaged during childbirth. Surgery can reshape the labia minora. Labia majora may also become less firm in appearance, which can be corrected.
Laser Vaginal Tightening is a breakthrough procedure that can help restore a youthful vagina and improve stress urinary incontinence. Using a unique vaginal probe, laser energy is delivered safely to the full circumference of the vagina to promote collagen production and remodelling. This comfortable and non-invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatment tightens the vagina and strengthens the supporting ligaments surrounding the bladder and urethra. This procedure is extremely safe because this treatment is non-surgical and requires no downtime, it is a safer alternative to traditional vaginal rejuvenation procedures such as vaginoplasty and sub-urethral slings.
Laser Vaginal rejuvenation
This procedure involves the tightening of the inner and outer muscles and structures of the vagina enhancing vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control, therefore resulting in better sexual satisfaction of the patient and her partner. This can be achieved using state-of-the-art Laser technology.
You may be a good candidate for this type of surgery if:
- Your vaginal walls have become more lax due to ageing, weight loss or pregnancies.
- You have mild stress urinary incontinence.
- You desire a more refined contour to your labia and vulva.
This procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthesia. Mild discomfort is expected for a few days, following this procedure.