Intercourse must have been painful for Sarah. The Bible relates she bore Abraham, her child, at the ripe old age of 91. Her skin would have lost its elasticity by then, the resulting folds and wrinkles in the dermis actually altering the architecture of vagina and the labia, or lips, surrounding it. Sex would have been a grin-and-bear-it procedure.
No woman today past the age of 50 needs to suffer the way Sarah did. With minimally invasive outpatient plastic surgery procedure called labiaplasty the doctor can tighten and reduce the tissue surrounding the vagina while maintaining its natural shape. With more of the vagina exposed and the loose, excess tissue removed, intercourse can continue to be a warm, joyful encounter with your partner.
It’s essential that you choose a surgeon with whom you can share your concerns and fears. How much tissue will be removed and tightened? What results can I expect? Will it hurt the first time I have intercourse post-surgery? Labiaplasty takes no more than an hour to complete under local anesthetic. Surgeons advise that it may take a few weeks before the full quality of life is restored. Although a patient may have to wait an additional four to six weeks before resuming intercourse, most women report the wait well worth it. They reach orgasm easier, and sex is far more enjoyable.