Inner change for outward confidence

One cosmetic surgery procedure that is gaining a lot of popularity, but not a lot of headlines is vaginal rejuvenation surgery

August 29, 2011 | By Crash Winfield | Cutting Edge
Dr Vitasna Ketglang on Medeguide

Given that most cosmetic surgery procedures are performed to enhance physical features that can be flaunted in public, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is a bit of an anomaly in cosmetic surgery circles, because it is not a surgery that most women talk about and certainly not one they flaunt in public.

Vaginal rejuvenation surgery or “posterior vaginal repair surgery” is performed to re-shape and tighten the vaginal canal after one or more childbirths. It is one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedures being performed today, particularly among women in their 30s, who have given birth one or more times and now find sexual activity less satisfying than it once was.

Dr Ketglang found that many of her patients has similar complaints,
so she built a practice around vaginal rejuvenation

One surgeon who specialises in this surgery is Dr Vitasna Ketglang, Yanhee Hospital’s resident expert in the field. After spending most of her career practicing the more common procedures of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr Ketglang found that many of her patients has similar complaints so she built a practice around vaginal rejuvenation, and has performed over 6,000 vaginal rejuvenation in the past seven years.

Dr Ketglang notes that there are no “textbooks” written about this, and that her expertise and techniques were perfected over the years from her own research and experiences in the operating theatre. Since there is such a strong psychological element to these kinds of surgeries, Dr Ketglang wants to ensure that her patients aren’t doing this just to please their partners or to fix a failing relationship, but because it is something important to them as well.

An important consideration for any patient who undergoes vaginal rejuvenation is recovery time. While the hospital stay is only one night, the healing process requires a two month period of abstinence after the surgery. Therefore, it is important that couples view the procedure as a step they can take to enhance their relationship, not a cure-all or last resort.

“My focus is helping women regain a part of themselves that they feel they have lost with childbirth. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. Our bodies change with time, and this is simply a rejuvenation technique to help turn back the clock.”

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