Healing Your Vagina After Giving Birth

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When That Bun In Your Oven, Alters Your Oven

Let’s face it, giving birth can be one of the most empowering and beautiful experiences. Your body has endured all kinds of shifts over the course of nine months. Once you have given birth, it can be an overwhelming experience as you learn to care for a new baby. Furthermore, your body may experience a wide breadth of postpartum problems, both physical and emotional. Why not alleviate the physical issues and create less stress and discomfort? That way you can focus your energy on the most important thing: your newborn baby.

My Body Will Heal Itself, Right?

There is a wide range of physical complications you might experience after childbirth:

  • Postpartum Infections
  • Perineal Pain & Tears
  • Uterine Infections
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Sexual Discomfort
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Pigment Changes of the Vulva
  • Enlarged Vaginal Canal
  • Stretching or Tearing of Labia Minora

While in most cases, the body may heal and restore itself back to normal, sometimes this is not the case. But fear not. Today there are plenty of options available to you post-partum to get your lady bits feeling better than ever.


If your labia minora has stretched after childbirth, it can lead to discomfort and physical complications. Tight fitting clothes can cause irritation. Increased friction might occur during physical activities, such as jogging or bike riding. Sexual intercourse may result in abrasions due to the penis pushing the folds of the labia minora into the vaginal cavity, while trapped moisture can result in a higher occurrence of yeast infections and UTI’s. 

Labiaplasty is a simple surgical procedure that minimizes the size of your labia minora and drastically reduces such complications from occurring. Using what is referred to as “central wedge” or “V labiaplasty”, this technique preserves the natural contour, color, and anatomy of the labia minora edge. No one has more experience executing this procedure than the man who developed it, Gary J. Alter, M.D.

The Alter central wedge labiaplasty is a relatively minor surgery and takes about 2 hours. It has an extremely low rate of complication and you can generally expect to return to your regular daily activities after 4-5 days. You can expect to roll in the hay again after about six weeks. Dr. Alter and staff will advise you ever step of the way.

What About Non-surgical Options?

If you are hesitant to go under the knife and are seeking out non-surgical procedures, Dr. Alter has plenty of wellness options available.  

FemTouch™ carbon dioxide laser treatment might help with urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, itching and sexual discomfort. A 360-degree laser revitalizes the tissue of the vaginal canal. The laser treatments promote new tissue growth, repairing and restoring the tissue along the vaginal wall. The process is non-surgical, non-hormonal, minimally invasive and done on an out-patient basis in less than an hour. 

The O-Shot™ is another exciting treatment option that can help reduce urinary leakage, irritation and dryness due to childbirth. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), drawn from your own blood is injected straight into the G-spot, clitoris, and upper vagina, stimulating the growth of new cells in the vaginal wall and clitoris. This non-invasive, effortless procedure takes about 30 minutes and the treatment lasts up to 18 months.

STEMVagé®+, is a biocellular regenerative therapy that combines the power of laser rejuvenation to improve comfort and diminish vaginal pain. Stem cells are harvested from fatty tissue in your body using minimally invasive liposuction. The stem cell-rich tissue is processed into liquified fat with stem cells. This powerful combination, referred to as nanofat, is then injected into the G-spot, clitoris, and vagina, stimulating the body’s regenerative process. This can then be followed up by FemTouch™ laser treatments, creating painless micro-injuries to the vaginal tissue, triggering the body’s natural restorative response. This procedure can take as little as an hour, recovery period is minimal, and you’ll see the benefits in just a few weeks.

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