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What Causes Vaginal Laxity?

What Causes Vaginal Laxity?  | Houston Female Plastic SurgeonVaginal walls are largely made up of fibrous material and collagen that provides it strength and flexibility. As a woman ages, the natural collagen fibers are diminished, resulting in vaginal looseness or laxity. The problem is also common among women who go through vaginal delivery.

The stress of childbirth can cause reduction of both the sensitivity and tightness in the vagina, which typically gets overstretched during labor.

Vaginal rejuvenation cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments are now available to address vaginal laxity. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the degree of vaginal looseness and the underlying causes that have led to this condition. They will recommend appropriate treatments based on the patient’s personal aesthetic goals and the amount of correction required in the vagina.

Dr. Kristi Hustak is a pragmatic, reliable, and board certified female plastic surgeon providing advanced and innovative procedures to treat vaginal laxity. Patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive vaginal rejuvenation treatment from Dr. Hustak.


Common Causes

Vaginal laxity is one of the most prevalent issues for women who want to have youthful sexual aesthetics as well as improve sexual satisfaction with tighter vaginal walls. While childbirth is a major cause of vaginal laxity for many women, it is not the only cause. Other reasons that may contribute to this condition include:

  • Advancing age when the muscles of the body become loose, and loss of tissue elasticity occurs due reduced collagen production
  • Nearly 50 percent of women report vaginal laxity following menopause because of a drop in estrogen hormone levels
  • Genetic disorders may adversely impact the collagen metabolism
  • Trauma to the vagina



The genital passage of a woman can get overstretched beyond its limits to accommodate the baby during birth. During the post-natal phase, her body will recover from the childbirth wear and tear, but she may not be able to have the same youthful firmness and tightness in the vagina any longer. When a woman goes through multiple deliveries over the years, the vaginal laxity is likely to increase further.


Poor Health

Inadequate diet, sedentary lifestyle, or illness can affect the vaginal strength over time. If the muscle and tissue in the vaginal passage are under-nourished, it will make them unhealthy and dull. The dullness in the tissue lining of the vaginal walls will cause looseness and make the passage wider. Lack of exercise will also cause the vaginal muscles to become lax.


Other Causes

Menstrual problems due to poor hormonal secretion can affect the firmness of the vaginal walls. Hormonal imbalance and restricted blood flow can make the nerves in the area weaker, which will decrease sensation. Sedatives and poor sleep can also reduce the blood flow and deprive the cells in the vagina of nutrition. Birth control pills, stress, and other factors may also cause hormonal disturbances that deplete the health of the vaginal tissue.

Successful and terrific female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides vaginal rejuvenation plastic surgery and non-invasive procedures to patients in Houston, Texas and other towns and suburbs in the strong state of Texas.

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 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.