Vaginal Relaxation & Vaginal Rejuvenation
Bigger Isn’t Better
Although obstetricians continue to promise women that their vaginas will return to normal following vaginal childbirth, this is not true. The normal vagina is the size of the normal penis, a wonderful non-coincidence. However, after vaginal childbirth, this is no longer true. Vaginal childbirth stretches the vaginal tissues beyond their elastic limits. Although tears will heal and muscles can be strengthened, the vagina will forever thereafter be larger than the normal penis. For some women this results in a disorder we call Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome.
Dr. Zipper Explains Vaginal Relaxation & Vaginal Rejuvenation
Do I Have Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome?
Do you feel like your vagina is loose when having intercourse? Do you feel like there is little or no friction with intercourse? Do you have less sensation with intercourse since vaginal childbirth? Are you concerned that your partner finds your vagina large or loose? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably suffer from Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome. Symptoms of vaginal looseness adversely affect the sexual experience.
How Did I Get Vaginal Relaxation?
You were not born with it and you did not get it from “that one guy.” Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) is a result of vaginal trauma. The number one cause is vaginal childbirth. The more vaginal deliveries a woman undergoes, the greater the trauma and the greater the risk of developing Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome. Other causes of vaginal injury include hysterectomy and other pelvic surgery. These risk factors are much less significant and we rarely see women with VRS whom have not had at least one vaginal delivery.
Just because your vagina is bigger than it was when you were younger does not mean there is anything wrong with it. Many women continue to have wonderful sex lives following vaginal childbirth. However, if you have developed VRS, the symptoms are unlikely to go away and are likely to get worse. Once you perceive vaginal enlargement you may begin to think about it during intercourse. You may wonder if your partner is noticing. You may try to squeeze during intercourse in attempt to compensate for your enlarged vagina. This can immensely affect your ability to enjoy intercourse.
The good news? We are here to help. In 2006 Dr. Zipper invented Incisionless Vaginal Rejuvenation® (IVR) and the GynePulse Laser. We have almost a decade of experience with IVR and continue to see great results. Although we are very proud to be the inventors of IVR, the world’s only Incisionless VR surgery, we always remind our patients that great sex requires great partnership, hormonal balance, and an understanding of your pelvic floor. We are here to assist you on the road to recovering an amazing sex life.
Incisionless Vaginal Rejuvenation®
The two main types of vaginal rejuvenation surgery being performed throughout the world are Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® (LVR®) and Incisionless Vaginal Rejuvenation® (IVR®). Both of these methods utilize a laser. LVR procedure utilizes a laser to create incisions, perform dissection, and assist in modifications of traditional vaginal cut and sew surgery used for pelvic organ prolapse. LVR was developed by Dr. David Matlock in California. Incisionless Vaginal Rejuvenation® utilizes a laser and a tiny laser fiber to deliver pulsed laser energy to the stretched connective tissue surrounding the vagina. The proprietary method and laser developed by Dr. Zipper delivers small amounts of modulated laser energy that fosters the shrinking of existing collagen, the formation of new connective tissue and a remodeling of the stretched vaginal architecture. The result is a smaller, natural vagina.
IVR is an outpatient procedure that is typically completed in 45 minutes. You will have the option of local anesthesia or general anesthesia. There are no catheters. You will be able to shower the same evening. You will be able to drive the next day. Strenuous activity and sexual intercourse should be avoided for four to six weeks. Most patients report minimal discomfort.