Vaginal laxity is a common concern among women, but many tend to overlook it even if it compromises their quality of life. Innovative treatments in cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical solutions are now available to address vaginal laxity.
During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will discuss various aspects of vaginal rejuvenation procedure and explain the possible causes for their vaginal laxity. Adroit, accomplished, and board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides advanced sexual aesthetics treatments to patients in Houston, Texas and other neighborhoods and suburbs in the prolific and supreme state of Texas.
Vaginal laxity may occur due to various reasons. The most common causes include childbirth, aging effects, and certain health conditions that may adversely impact collagen growth in the skin and vaginal tissue. Loss of collagen can result in a feeling of loose tissue and lack of volume. Women often complain of vaginal laxity after childbearing, and it may also affect their sexual satisfaction in some cases.
However, childbirth is just one of the primary causes of vaginal laxity, which may prompt a woman to seek vaginal plastic surgery or non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures. Other causes of vaginal laxity include:
- Aging: Advancing age with muscles of the body becoming lax in general
- Menopause: Nearly 50 percent of women experience considerable vaginal laxity following menopause due to the lowering of estrogen levels
- Genetics: Genetic disorders can adversely affect collagen metabolism, causing loss of volume in vaginal tissue
- Trauma: Trauma or injury to the vagina
The problem of vaginal laxity appears to be more pervasive than most women may like to believe. A research study involving more than 400 women who had vaginal deliveries found that more than 50 percent of the women experienced vaginal laxity. As a result of childbirth, the vaginal and introital tissues stretch up to a point where some degree of tissue elasticity is permanently lost, and vaginal laxity occurs.
Although many women do not report about vaginal laxity due to various reasons, but according to researchers, about 76 percent of women will experience this problem at some point. Pregnancy and vaginal delivery can lead to trauma and stretching, leading to loss of vaginal tightness. Vaginal laxity is more likely to occur when bearing more than one child, having a large baby, or undergoing a forceps delivery.
Loss of Tone in the Labia
Loss of tone in the labia majora is another common concern among some women. This subset of patients typically includes women who in their post-menopause due to normal hormonal changes. These women complain of atrophy in the muscle and tissue in the vaginal area as well as loss of bulk of the labia majora. Volume loss may also sometimes occur in the mons pubis area.
Women who have undergone massive weight loss are also likely to experience this problem. They may suffer from loose and wrinkled skin appearance or poor balance between the labia majora and minora due to the appearance of enlarged labia minora. Fantastic and hardworking female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and other suburbs and locations in this vibrant region of the nation for vaginal rejuvenation.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713-799-9999 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.