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Ask Our Physicians: Vaginal Rejuvenation

Posted on November 13, 2017
G. Walton Smith M.D., MBA, FACOG
G. Walton Smith MD, MBA, FACOG

Dear Dr. Smith:

I’m going through menopause and experiencing extreme dryness that’s painful and affecting my daily life. I recently heard about rejuvenation. Do you offer this at your office?

We do offer non-surgical and surgical vaginal rejuvenation for women experiencing troublesome menopause symptoms. It’s also used to correct relaxation or atrophy often related to low estrogen from breast cancer treatment, childbirth, and aging.

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, vaginal rejuvenation might be an option for you:

  • Dryness
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Vaginitis
  • Atrophy or relaxation, including diminished sensation during intercourse, pelvic pressure, or difficulty initiating bowel movements
  • Urinary urgency or incontinence

Non-Surgical Treatments

Depending on your symptoms, non-surgical treatment might be an option for you, such as lifestyle changes to increase healthy living, Kegel exercises, physical therapy, or laser treatment. 

MonaLisa Touch™ Laser Treatment

Treats vaginal atrophy by stimulating new collagen production in the vaginal wall, naturally increasing blood flow and lubrication. This virtually painless, minimally-invasive procedure takes less than 10 minutes per treatment and is done in our office. No anesthesia is needed, there is no down time, and offers rapid relief of symptoms.

Surgical Treatments

If permanent damage to the pelvic support ligaments is present, surgery may be required. We perform the following procedures:

Vaginoplasty 

Treats vaginal relaxation by repairing tissue damage from bulges that occur under the bladder and near the rectum. By restoring the natural state of the vaginal tissues, women are expected to regain better tone and strength that leads to improved sensation during intercourse.

Perineoplasty

Treats vaginal relaxation by reconstructing the perineal body, or area just beneath the entrance of the vagina extending down toward the rectum, and its underlying muscular support tissues. This area is most commonly injured from an epestiotomy or tear during childbirth. 

By combining perineoplasty with vaginoplasty, we can effectively tighten the vagina and pelvic support ligaments.

Learn More

If you have questions about whether vaginal rejuvenation is right for you, please call our office at (865) 331-1122 and schedule an appointment.


About Dr. Smith:

In addition to vaginal rejuvenation, G. Walton Smith, MD specializes in:

  • Gynecology
  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Bioidentical Pellet Therapy
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pelvic Support

For more information about Dr. Smith, please click here to see his profile. He is accepting new patients, and you can make an appointment with him by calling (865) 331-1122.

Disclaimer: please note that this information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. If you have a specific medical question or issue, we encourage you to call our office at (865) 331-1122 and schedule an appointment.


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