Vaginoplasty



What is Vaginoplasty?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, vaginal rejuvenation or vaginoplasty is gaining popularity in the United States faster than almost any other plastic surgery procedure.

A vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of your vaginal canal. The procedure tightens the inner vaginal walls. This can restore a tighter or fuller feeling inside the vagina and by extension, sexual satisfaction. If desired, this procedure can be done at the same time as a labiaplasty.

Why some patients choose a vaginoplasty:

The vaginal tissue, like other soft tissues, may weaken or stretch with time. As a result, sex can become less fulfilling because the sensation isn’t as intense. A vaginoplasty can restore the snug sensation, making sexual intercourse a rich experience again.

Most women who opt for a vaginoplasty are in their 30s to their 50s. A vaginoplasty doesn’t prevent someone from having more children, but pregnancy and vaginal delivery can undo the work of the gynecological plastic surgeon. While it’s possible to have a second vaginoplasty, the procedure carries more risks and uncertainty. We recommend this procedure only for women who have completed their families.

The Vaginoplasty Procedure

After one to two hours under the watchful eyes of the recovery gynecology team, patients are sent home with a friend or family member to drive. Expect some initial pain and pressure from the tightening effects of the surgery; this will improve as the body heals. Prescriptions for pain medication will be provided. A follow-up visit in one to two weeks will be scheduled to check on your healing process. Activities may increase as the pain and swelling improves. Sexual intercourse or any vaginal penetration is prohibited for six weeks. Many women return to work after three to five days, as long as there is no strenuous physical activity.

Vaginoplasty Recovery

After one to two hours under the watchful eyes of the recovery gynecology team, patients are sent home with a friend or family member to drive. Expect some initial pain and pressure from the tightening effects of the surgery; this will improve as the body heals. Prescriptions for pain medication will be provided.

A follow-up visit in one to two weeks will be scheduled to check on your healing process. Activities may increase as the pain and swelling improves. Sexual intercourse or any vaginal penetration is prohibited for six weeks. Many women return to work after three to five days, as long as there is no strenuous physical activity.





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