Vaginal Tightening FAQs
Following are the common questions about Vaginal Tightening:
- What is vaginal looseness?
- What causes vaginal looseness?
- Can too much sex cause loose vagina?
- How tight or loose a normal vagina is?
- When should I consider vaginal tightening treatment?
- Are vaginal tightening gels and medicines effective?
- What is better- laser vaginal tightening or vaginoplasty?
- What are the benefits of laser vaginal tightening?
- Which doctor performs vaginal tightening?
- What are the qualifications of a vaginal tightening specialist?
- What tests are done before the vaginal tightening procedure?
- What is the procedure for laser vaginal tightening?
- How many sessions of Laser are needed for vaginal tightening?
- Can laser also remove vaginal warts?
- Can laser vaginal tightening also help me get more wet?
- Can laser vaginal tightening treat urinary leakage?
- Can laser used during Laser Vaginal Tightening burn vaginal skin?
- Can vaginal tightening affect a woman’s fertility?
- I delivered my baby 2 months back. When can I get vaginal tightening?
- What is the best time to schedule a laser vaginal tightening treatment?
- When do the laser vaginal tightening sessions start showing results?
- I am getting married in 3 months. When should I get laser vaginal tightening?
- I had had laser vaginal tightening a few years before. Can I get it again?
- When can I resume my sexual life after vaginal tightening?
- How soon can I join work after laser vaginal tightening?
- Are there any extra precautions I should consider after vaginal tightening?
- Is vaginal tightening permanent?
- I am 46 years old. Can I get laser vaginal tightening?
Q. What is vaginal looseness?
A. Vaginal looseness, in the simplest terms, is the feeling that your vagina feels more loose than it was before. Some of the common signs include:
- Reduced penetrative sensation
- Lesser sexual satisfaction
- Urinary Leakage
- Difficulty in holding a tampon
Vaginal looseness, at times, may also be accompanied with:
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal itching
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Foul smell
Q. What causes vaginal looseness?
A. A slight vaginal looseness is both common and normal with age. Just as our skin and other body organs lax a little with age, so does the vagina.
However, at times, some life events such as twin pregnancy, multiple childbirths or difficult deliveries may stress your vaginal walls a little too much and make it difficult for the vagina to come back to its original shape. This is what causes vaginal looseness.
Q. Can too much sex cause loose vagina?
A. No. Vagina is a naturally elastic organ that stretches and contracts when needed. Frequent sex or sex with different partners cannot cause a loosened vagina.
Q. How tight or loose a normal vagina is?
A. There is no standard size of how tight or loose a vagina should be. Vaginas come in all shapes and sizes. As long as it feels okay and healthy to you, you are good.
Q. When should I consider vaginal tightening treatment?
A. Vaginal Tightening treatment is an elective treatment usually opted for better personal hygiene and enhanced sexual life. We suggest you consider it if you feel any of the symptoms or discomfort related to a loosened vagina, such as reduced penetrative sensation, lesser sexual satisfaction, or frequent episodes of urinary leakage.
Statistically, it is more common in women between the age group of 20s and 30s or post a difficult childbirth.
Q. Are vaginal tightening gels and medicines effective?
A. No. Vaginal tightening gels and medications are merely topical treatments. At max, they only bring a temporary tingling sensation on application that might feel like a tightening effect to some. However, the same is not true. The effect doesn’t last and uncontrolled usage can rather cause a list of various vaginal complications including-
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal itchiness
- Foul smell
- Rashes, etc
This is why they are best left avoided.
Q. What is better- laser vaginal tightening or vaginoplasty?
A. Both laser vaginal tightening and vaginoplasty are tightening procedures aimed at toning the lost vaginal laxity. However, which treatment is best for you depends directly on your individual vaginal laxity. Some of the key differences that might help you make an informed decision are:
- Laser vaginal tightening is suggested only for mild-moderate laxity. However, vaginoplasty is best for moderate- extreme vaginal laxity.
- Laser vaginal tightening is more common among women in their 20s and 30s. However, vaginoplasty may be a better choice for women post 35 years of age.
- Laser Vaginal Tightening is a laser-based non-invasive treatment. Whereas, Vaginoplasty is a surgical treatment.
- Laser Vaginal Tightening does not require any anesthesia or pain killers. Whereas, vaginoplasty is performed only on general anesthesia.
- Laser Vaginal Tightening is done in individual sessions of 1-2 or 3-4 sessions done at 15-20 days gap each. Whereas, Vaginoplasty is a one-time treatment done on the same day.
- Laser Vaginal Tightening has no downtime and does not require any bed rest or otherwise. However, vaginoplasty requires a minimum rest period of 6-8 weeks.
- Laser Vaginal Tightening requires sexual abstinence-only on day 0 or day 1. However, doctors suggest you restrict any penetrative sexual engagement for 3 months post vaginoplasty.
Q. What are the benefits of laser vaginal tightening?
A. Vaginal Tightening helps-
- Increase sexual sensation
- Recover natural lubrication
- Heighten the orgasms
- Strengthens pelvic floor muscles
- Improves urinary control
And when the treatment is done through LASER, it ensures that the procedure is bloodless, noninvasive, and includes no downtime or recovery period.
Q. Which doctor performs vaginal tightening?
A. A gynecologist trained in obstetrics or cosmetic gynecology is the most ideal choice to perform vaginal tightening.
Q. What are the qualifications of a vaginal tightening specialist?
A. The doctor performing laser vaginal tightening should have at least one or more of the following qualifications:
- DNB/MS- General Surgery
- MS- Obstetrics
- MS-Plastic Surgery
- Masters Course in Cosmetic Gynecology (MCCG)
- Diploma course in Cosmetic Gynecology (DCCG)
- Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynecology
Q. What tests are done before the vaginal tightening procedure?
A. Vaginal looseness has no statute lab or imaging tests. However, you would feel the looseness yourself because of the decreased sexual sensation/ dryness, or frequent urinary leakages as you laugh or run. Here, your doctor’s explained symptoms and a physical pelvic examination can help detect the exact treatment required and what you can expect as a probable result.
Q. What is the procedure for laser vaginal tightening?
A. Laser Vaginal Tightening Procedure, as the name suggests, is done through laser. It is a quick 20-25 minutes procedure. Here the doctor first opens your vagina through a specialized speculum and then inserts a laser probe. Once the probe is inside your vaginal canal, laser heat is activated for around 10-15 minutes. This heat activates the collagen in the surrounding tissues, which in turn, helps in the growth of new cells. As a result, your vagina feels tighter and toned.
Q. How many sessions of Laser are needed for vaginal tightening?
A. The number of vaginal tightening sessions required depends directly on your individual vaginal laxity. More the looseness, more the sessions. Typically, we prescribe 3-4 sessions at 15-20 days each.
Q. Can laser also remove vaginal warts?
A. Yes, laser vaginal treatments can also help remove vaginal warts. You can discuss the same with your gynecologist.
Q. Can laser vaginal tightening also help me get more wet?
A. Yes. Laser vaginal tightening does not only help tighten the loosened walls of your vagina but also solves vaginal dryness and itching. Basically, laser vaginal tightening works on the deeper layers of the skin. The heat produced through the probe helps activate collagen in the surrounding tissues and thus, promotes new cell growth and better functioning. Thereby, helping you with both- natural lubrication and enhanced sensation. If your focus is more on lubrication and overall vaginal health, you could also consider laser vaginal rejuvenation or PRP treatment.
Q. Can laser vaginal tightening treat urinary leakage?
A. Yes, laser vaginal tightening does not only tighten your vaginal walls but also tones your pelvic muscles and increases their strength and control, thereby solving mild-moderate urinary leakage.
Q. Can laser used during Laser Vaginal Tightening burn vaginal skin?
A. No. The laser used during laser vaginal tightening does not burn the vaginal skin. The heat generated during the procedure is extremely low and adjustable. Your doctor continues the treatment only after a patch test and all the temperature recordings are maintained for the next visit.
Q. Can vaginal tightening affect a woman’s fertility?
A. No. Laser Vaginal Tightening does not harm your fertility or reproductive abilities. It is completely safe. The laser probe is inserted only in the external vaginal canal whereas, your reproductive system that is, the uterus, fallopian tubes or the ovaries, lie much above it over the cervix. Since the laser never interacts with these organs, the procedure does not affect your ability to get pregnant at all.
Q. I delivered my baby 2 months back. When can I get vaginal tightening?
A. Typically, you can safely undergo laser vaginal tightening after 2 months of your child delivery. However, the same may change case to case and person to person. Therefore, the matter is best discussed individually with your gynecologist.
Q. What is the best time to schedule a laser vaginal tightening treatment?
A. The best time to schedule your laser vaginal tightening surgery is at least two days after your last menstrual cycle.
Q. When do the laser vaginal tightening sessions start showing results?
A. Laser vaginal tightening sessions start showing results right from the first session. However, the complete effect and changes may be experienced only after the completion of the last prescribed session.
Q. I am getting married in 3 months. When should I get laser vaginal tightening?
A. The sooner, the better! The underlying principle is that the surgery does not reduce its effectiveness with time unless strained physically. Therefore, it is best you consult your doctor the earliest and schedule the surgery the soonest you can so you could live more stress-free and avoid all last-minute complications.
Q. I had had laser vaginal tightening a few years before. Can I get it again?
A. Yes, you can! Laser vaginal treatment can opt more than once.
Q. When can I resume my sexual life after vaginal tightening?
A. We advise you to wait for at least 2 days before you resume your sexual life post-laser vaginal tightening. This is done to reduce the chances of infection and allow proper healing.
Q. How soon can I join work after laser vaginal tightening?
A. Immediately! Since laser vaginal tightening is a bladeless and non-invasive treatment, it does not require any recovery period. It is a short procedure of just 20-25 minutes, and you can go home or join work right after.
Q. Are there any extra precautions I should consider after vaginal tightening?
A. No, not really! The only precaution you need to take is that, do not engage in any sexual activity for the next two days. Then, you may resume as you like. Also, as usual, maintain good intimate hygiene and stay hydrated.
Q. Is vaginal tightening permanent?
A. No. Laser vaginal tightening is not a permanent but, a long-term solution. Typically, it lasts for a minimum of 7-8 years. And as for permanence, no vaginal tightening treatment is a permanent treatment. Just as you age and all your other organs experience some natural changes/lose their tenacity, so will your vagina. This is only natural and rational. However, if you would like, you can take the same procedure again.
Q. I am 46 years old. Can I get laser vaginal tightening?
A. Yes, absolutely! There is no upper age limit or restriction to get a laser vaginal tightening. As long as your doctor finds you medically fit for the treatment, you can undergo the procedure.