Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
Vaginal rejuvenation and cosmetic vaginal surgery is a growing trend—not only in the United States, but also worldwide. The term vaginal rejuvenation is well known; however, in some medical circles, it elicits a negative reaction that lacks little data supporting the outcomes of the surgical procedure regarding sexual function in women. Until now, there have been no studies using validated outcome measures showing that under the care of the right surgeon, sexual function can improve.
International Urogynecology Associates of Atlanta and Beverly Hills physicians, Dr. Robert D. Moore and Dr. John R. Miklos, have published their recent study titled, “Evaluation of Sexual Function Outcomes in Women Undergoing Vaginal Rejuvenation/Vaginoplasty Procedures for Symptoms of Vaginal Laxity/Decreased Vaginal Sensation Utilizing Validated Sexual Function Questionnaire (PISQ-12)” in Surgical Technology International. XXIV 2014 Mar;24:253-60. This study took place over a two-year period in which patients underwent vaginal rejuvenation surgery for symptoms of vaginal laxity or decreased vaginal sensation, which the patients claimed had a direct effect on their sexual function.
Impaired sexual function may occur following vaginal childbirth and/or aging. These events may cause damage to the supportive tissue of the vaginal walls and muscles that may result in a relaxed vaginal canal and/or a relaxed or gaping vaginal opening.
Drs. Moore and Miklos’ study compared preoperative and postoperative data collected using the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire (PISQ-12) to measure outcomes. Results revealed significant improvement in overall sexual function scores, including subscores of sexual excitement during intercourse and intensity of orgasm that increased from preoperatively to postoperatively.
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery for women is currently considered an elective or cosmetic procedure falling under the stigma of vainglory and conceit, when, in fact, it can be a very real need for patients evidenced by this study conducted by Drs. Moore and Miklos. While sexual function in men has long been considered a medical issue, women suffering from sexual dysfunction due to anatomic changes following childbirth or aging have been ignored or labeled vain. With this study’s results and validated data to support vaginal rejuvenation procedures, under the proper care, women’s sexual desire and function can be restored to what it once was.