Women who have gone through childbirth, gained weight, have chronic constipation, and are older are at significant risk of developing vaginal looseness. This often leads to sexual dissatisfaction and low self-esteem. Unfortunately, women do not routinely seek care for this problem. However, this can be treated with both physical therapy and/or outpatient surgery. There is a subset of women who are dissatisfied with the size of their labia, impacting the quality of their lives, intimate relationships and has low self-esteem as a result. These women are often too embarrassed to even speak about the problem, no less seek out professional help by calling Park Avenue Urogynecology in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York, to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today. However, this can be treated with outpatient surgery, remarkably improving the quality of their lives, both physically and emotionally.
Vaginal looseness may occur due to age or after childbirth and refers to the perceived strength of pelvic muscles. It is a myth that a woman will become “loose” due to frequent sexual intercourse.
In terms of childbirth, during vaginal delivery, the muscles of the vagina stretch and may not feel the same as before. Furthermore, as women age, the levels of estrogen in the body diminish and may lead to vaginal lining becoming less elastic or dry. Especially during menopause, women may notice a difference in feeling in their vagina and experience changes in sexual intercourse.
Through work with Dr. Kwon, patients can discuss the symptoms they’re experiencing and find a suitable treatment to strengthen pelvic floor muscles.