Don’t Make Me Laugh: Urinary Incontinence Isn’t Funny

When we were kids, we thought it was funny when we laughed so hard we peed our pants; however, as an adult, there’s nothing funny about having a leakage accident. Urinary incontinence is a real problem for many women and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s not only humiliating, it’s debilitating, often keeping women from taking part in activities and events they normally would. Most female sufferers believe there is no solution and they just have to live with this frustrating condition. This is most certainly not the case. In a matter of 30 minutes at Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota, you can be on your way to finding relief from urinary incontinence, all without surgery and without downtime.

UI Culprit and Its “Lack of Control”

Urinary incontinence is usually the result of vaginal laxity. Vaginal laxity refers to when the vaginal opening and canal become loose due to stretched or weakened fibrous tissue. During vaginal childbirth, the vaginal tissue is stretched to allow for the delivery of the baby. Often, the tissue is stretched beyond repair and is unable to retract back to its former tautness. This creates a loose feeling. Then, with age and fluctuating hormones, such as during menopause, our body’s natural production of collagen begins to slow down. Collagen is the protein that helps give the tissue its structure, so a loss of collagen means weakened and structureless tissue, ultimately resulting in vaginal laxity. Vaginal laxity, in turn, leads to urinary incontinence because the front part of the vaginal wall is responsible for lending support to the bladder. When its structure is compromised, the bladder is left susceptible to pressure either from a cough, sneeze or laugh.

When the slightest bit of pressure is placed on the bladder, urine leakage can occur. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy treatment called intimate rejuvenation that can give you successful results and the much-needed relief you deserve.

Obtain Relief with Intimate Rejuvenation

Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota offers nonsurgical intimate rejuvenation with The Viveve® System to help reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence. With just one 30-minute session you can begin to notice results. The Viveve® System uses radiofrequency technology via a handheld applicator which is gently inserted inside the vaginal canal to heat the deep layers of tissue while keeping the surface skin cool and safe. This helps to stimulate collagen formation which in turn thickens and tightens the vaginal canal. Once the vagina has regained its youthful tautness, the bladder regains its support and urinary incontinence symptoms are decreased. Treatment is completely painless and doesn’t require any anesthesia making it so you can resume your day immediately following your procedure. Don’t let urinary incontinence keep you from laughing at the truly funny things in life.

Contact Plastic Surgery Associates of South Dakota to find out more about intimate rejuvenation and how it can help you find relief.

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