Although it may be embarrassing to talk about, vaginal rejuvenation is a fairly common procedure that Dr. Jack Bertolino performs. As we age, our bodies go through a variety of transformations at certain stages—, especially during menopause and childbirth. For many women, these transformations result in a loss of vaginal tightness which can lead to dissatisfactory sexual intercourse for both partners.
During a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, the vaginal muscles will be tightened which helps to improve vaginal strength, tone, and sexual gratification. To ensure that you don’t get an infection and that your recovery goes smoothly, we have created a list of a few helpful tips.
Avoid Bathtubs or Swimming
It may seem like a hot bath, or a nice dip in the pool would soothe your vaginal incisions, and that may be the case until it’s not. Bathtubs, hot tubs, and swimming pools harbor germs and bacteria that can cause infection in or around the incision.
Wear “Granny Panties”
Granny panties aren’t exactly the go-to lingerie for a special occasion, but while you’re recovering from your vaginal rejuvenation surgery, they may as well be your best friend. These large, high waisted undergarments won’t rub or irritate your incisions which will allow you to heal faster.
Watch Your Activities
For the six weeks while you are in recovery unless you get permission from Jack Bertolino, avoid any activity that involves you “getting in the saddle.” For instance, you should avoid activities like horseback riding, biking, ATVing, or motorcycle— the pressure on your vaginal region can cause injury or may even open your incisions.
Stay on Pelvic Rest
Possibly the hardest recovery step of all is giving your vaginal region pelvic rest from both sexual intercourse and tampon use. As your vagina heals, it’s important to avoid any pressure or impact to the area for about six weeks after surgery.
Contact Dr. Jack Bertolino to learn more!