Vaginal Tightening Surgery & Personal Choice for Women
May 30, 2014
Popular attitudes about plastic surgery continue to change over time. What was at one time a fairly taboo subject is increasingly becoming a common life experience for many people. That being said, there are still some aspects of cosmetic surgery that continue to court controversy, and often the more private and personal procedures garner the most public attention.
One of the most sensitive procedures that falls into this category is, without a doubt, vaginal rejuvenation. Also commonly known as vaginal tightening surgery or vaginoplasty, it’s a surgical treatment that some women turn to when they find that their vaginal muscles have weakened or stretched usually after childbirth, though sometimes simply as a result of the aging process. Many women who decide that it’s the right option for them find that their self-confidence and quality of life are improved. Several patients we see cite improved intimacy with their romantic partners after recovery following vaginal tightening surgery. As with any elective surgical procedure, it might not be right for everyone, but for the women who are well informed and know that they are good vaginal tightening surgery candidates, it’s a very personal experience and it can be life changing.
A recent news article from CTV discusses some of the controversy around the growing popularity of vaginal tightening surgery and features an interview with Dr. Ahmad explaining his point of view and the general philosophy of The Plastic Surgery Clinic. As he observes, “from our perspective, this is about women making a conscious decision to improve something that’s bothering them. It’s about women having the right to choose what they do with their bodies. I think we should be advocates of women’s health, to educate them about their options and not shame women who are unhappy with something about themselves.” He also discusses the improvement that the procedure can make to women’s personal lives, stating, “patients frequently come back saying they feel great, they’re so happy, they’re happier with [their sex lives].” The article in its entirety can be found here.
It seems as though, as a society, we’re moving closer to the day when the private choices women make for their own bodies will no longer be up for public scrutiny. Here’s hoping that day arrives sooner rather than later.