One challenge faced by many women as they age is the difficulty of “bouncing back,” or regaining body and sexual confidence following childbirth. At Beleza, Dr. Anna Wooten is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in Mommy Makeover procedures, which help to restore women’s physical core strength and overall confidence. Following Mommy Makeover surgery, women feel more comfortable in their bodies.
A Mommy Makeover addresses a variety of physical changes that occur during pregnancy and childbirth, such as stretched-out abdominal muscles, loose skin, and sagging breasts. This can lead to a significant improvement in a woman’s self-image and confidence.
Beyond the life-changing effects of plastic surgery, Beleza Plastic Surgery & medi-spa has other solutions to improve the lives of women who have had children. Childbearing has an incredible impact on women’s bodies on the inside too, not just the outside. After having children, many women suffer from increased stress urinary incontinence or urge incontinence, lax vaginal walls, decreased sensation, and/or increased dryness. Some patients have shared that they are unable to have a sexual relationship without pain. It is difficult to maintain intimate connections when sexual activity is not only uncomfortable, but painful.
Beleza Plastic Surgery & Medi-spa offers minimally-invasive services which are designed to address symptoms of vaginal atrophy and improve difficult-to-address symptoms for women, without surgery, hormones, or downtime.
Symptoms Treated with Intimate Women’s Wellness Services at Beleza
Discomfort in a sexual relationship can be embarrassing, discouraging, and even impact people’s confidence in their romantic partnership. Minimally-invasive therapies available at Beleza help lessen discomfort and pain during sex.
Strengthening the muscles in the walls of the pelvic floor with Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) strengthens the vaginal canal. Additionally, Beleza uses radiofrequency energy to heat vaginal tissues, which in turn stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. This results in tighter, more elastic vaginal muscles and skin.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (Urinary Leakage During Physical Activity)
Stress urinary incontinence affects 15.7% of adult women, and the rates increase as women get older: 41% of women over forty will have urinary incontinence, and up to 77% of elderly females in nursing homes experience the condition. (1)
Urge Urinary Incontinence (Decreased Ability to Control Urination)
Damage from childbirth can increase women’s likelihood of developing urge urinary incontinence. This is especially the case for women who have delivered a child vaginally, rather than via Cesarean section. (2)
Radio-frequency energy and other technologies at Beleza are designed to improve blood flow. This improved tissue circulation results in better sensation and natural lubrication.
By reversing atrophy, the technologies available at Beleza can improve not only the function, but also the appearance of a women’s intimate area.
Pittsburgh-area moms trust Dr. Wooten and the staff at Beleza to improve their confidence and quality of life. Whether a patient has a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Wooten or pursues Beleza’s minimally invasive intimate women’s wellness treatments, the services to optimize life post-baby are endless! Patients are pleased with improvements in their sexual health because they know that physical intimacy can help to sustain strong emotional connections between partners. They are more likely to be able to enjoy a healthy and satisfying sexual relationship, which some people consider to be a vital component of interpersonal romantic relationships.
To schedule a consultation at Beleza, call us at (724) 759-7777. Our office is open M-F, 8-5 to take your calls. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Lugo T, Riggs J. Stress Incontinence. [Updated 2022 Jun 27]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539769/
- NHS. (2019, November 7). Causes, Urinary Incontinence. NHS. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/urinary-incontinence/causes/