Many women come to Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas each year to discuss their vaginal health. And one of the biggest questions Dr. Brady gets from her perspective vaginoplasty patients is regarding Kegels. The idea of using Kegel exercises to tighten the vaginal canal and opening has long been a popular practice, but do they truly do the job? Or, is vaginoplasty the best choice to restore the diameter of one’s vagina? Keep reading as we discuss more about these two options.
Kegels: Are They the Answer?
Kegel exercises focus on strengthening the pelvic floor, which consists of the muscles that control urine flow, including the vagina. The practice of Kegel exercises began more than 70 years ago when doctors realized that improving the muscle tone in the vaginal area could help urinary incontinence.
Practicing Kegel exercises do provide benefits for many Dallas women suffering from a weak pelvic floor, but not all women need the type of strengthening that can come from these exercises. Kegel exercises are the gold standard for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, however only vaginoplasty (surgical relocation of these muscles to their original location) will tighten the vagina.
Regardless, Kegel exercises can provide minor benefits, but overall, they are unable to accomplish the type of tightening and correction that can come from vaginoplasty.
Why Vaginoplasty Is Better Than Kegels
Vaginoplasty is designed to decrease the diameter of the vaginal opening by tightening the vaginal muscles and removing excess skin from the area. This procedure gives Dallas women a more youthful-looking vagina, by eliminating the gaping appearance and many women choose to return to their pre-pregnancy size.
During vaginoplasty, Dr. Brady will:
- Restore the underlying pelvic muscles to their original position
- Tighten both the vaginal canal and vaginal opening
- Remove excess skin from the vagina if needed
- Close the surgery site with dissolvable stitches that will naturally dissolve
Choosing this surgical option is the only way to truly restore your vagina to its youthful appearance and function. Not only will intimate moments be more enjoyable, but many women are also relieved to see improvement in their urinary incontinence, bowel movements and tampon retention.
Why You Should Choose Dr. Brady For Your Vaginoplasty
Dr. Brady has more than 10 years of experience performing vaginal rejuvenation procedures such as vaginoplasty. She is a specialist in cosmetic vaginal surgery and is the only female cosmetic gynecologist surgeon in Dallas, and one of the few doctors in the United States trained in her field. As a female, Dr. Brady understands the sensitive nature of the female body and is able to communicate with her patients with empathy and understanding. She employs an all-female staff and has created a safe environment for her patients, providing comfort and respect.