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vaginoplasty i know a lot of women are opting for vaginoplasty, i've even read about teens having it done. i would imagine it would wise to wait until youve finished having children to consider such a procedure. i was curious if childbirth, along wit

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Vaginoplasty : Vaginoplasty is becoming more and more popular amongst women to correct structural defects or to tighten the muscles in the vagina to improve sexual stimulation. Some females are born with defects that can cause the vaginal muscles to have poor tone or structure. Other women decide to have a vaginoplasty to tighten the vaginal muscles following child birth and aging. Women undergo this surgery for personal reasons and should talk to her doctor and her partner about why she is considering this surgery. Is it because you have a defect requiring a cosmetic correction? Or is it to improve your sex life with your partner? Ask yourself if having this surgery will greatly improve your life.
Dr. Robert Harris
Urogynecology 31 years experience
Wait: It's probably better to wait until you've completed child-bearing if you want your surgical results to last. The main risk factor for vaginal support loss and complaints of vaginal laxity is vaginal delivery so consider that when making your decision and be sure to see a physician who is expert in vaginal surgery if you do decide to have vaginoplasty.

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