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Perineal Revision Specialist

Women 2 Women Medical Center

G. Lara Bhatnagar, MD

OBGYN located in Irvine, CA

Childbirth takes a toll on the most intimate parts of your body. If you’ve been considering minimally invasive treatment to improve your sexual wellness, G. Lara Bhatnagar, MD, at Women 2 Women Medical Center, performs perineal revision procedures. This quick procedure addresses medical and cosmetic issues to restore your intimate confidence. Call the practice in Irvine, California, or book an appointment online to learn more about perineal revision.

Perineal Revision Q & A

Why is my intimate health changing?

After a vaginal delivery, it's common to notice changes in the tissues of your vagina and urinary tract. These changes affect your sexual wellness and quality of life. You may notice some of these signs:

  • Vaginal looseness
  • Incontinence
  • Damaged perineum (the area between your vaginal opening and anus)
  • Painful sex (dyspareunia)
  • Low libido

Perineal pain that won’t go away is common after childbirth, affecting up to 10% of women up to a year after vaginal delivery. Scar tissue from your episiotomy is usually the cause of this pain.

To address these symptoms, Dr. Bhatnagar performs a procedure called perineal revision or perineoplasty. A board-certified OB/GYN, she has performed more than 1,000 surgeries. You can count on her with your intimate health.

Why do I need perineal revision?

Childbirth may have caused physical trauma to your perineum and vaginal muscles and tissue, even if your delivery was uncomplicated. If you had an episiotomy to make room for the baby during delivery, your delicate tissues may not have healed properly, leading to scarring, discomfort, and pain. 

Multiple deliveries over the years can amplify these issues. In addition, carrying excess weight or dramatic weight gain or loss also take a toll on your perineum. Your tissues and muscles may stretch and lose their shape.

Women 2 Women Medical Center offers perineal revision to correct these problems. The procedure is tailored to you, but typically involves tightening and reshaping vaginal tissues or reopening the stitched area of your episiotomy and making surgical corrections to restore your intimate health and wellbeing. 

What happens during perineal revision?

Dr. Bhatnagar performs your procedure at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center after you’ve been administered general or local anesthetic. She makes an incision in your vaginal wall, removing scar tissue. 

Dr. Bhatnagar may either tighten or loosen your vaginal muscles, depending on the exact nature of your problem. She closes your incision with stitches. The entire procedure is quick, taking about an hour.

What happens after perineal revision?

The team at Women 2 Women Medical Center walks you through your after-care instructions. You may experience slight discomfort and have some vaginal bleeding. This is to be expected. You’ll want to avoid sex and activities like bicycling, heavy lifting, or stretching for around six weeks to give your tissues time to heal.

Take charge of your intimate wellbeing today by calling Women 2 Women Medical Center or booking a consultation online to learn more about perineal revision.

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