Vaginal Reconstruction after Childbirth Injury
Vaginal injuries after childbirth are common, with more than 50% of first time mom's having some type of vaginal tear (or perineal laceration, as they are known in the medical literature). Episiotomy procedures, while less common, can also leave the vagina more open or "loose". In addition, the clitoral frenulum and labia minora can become torn or separated during the birthing process. This can lead to discomfort during subsequent intercourse and a loss of sexual satisfaction. Watch Dr. Oppenheimer perform vaginal reconstruction of vaginal looseness and a labia minora tear in the video above.