Choosing the Right Surgeon: What to Look for in a Vaginoplasty Specialist
One of the most important things that you can do for yourself is to take charge of your own health. Be your own advocate, and learn as much as you can about any medical concerns that you may have. This piece of advice is especially true for those who are looking into surgical procedures. When it comes to choosing the right surgeon for a procedure, you should be doing research about the procedure, as well as finding any surgeons in the area (or where you are looking to have the procedure done if you are going to travel for it), so that you can have a better understanding of everything that the treatment will entail. You will also want to be sure that the surgeon that you are choosing specializes in the area of treatment that you are looking into.
Choosing the right specialist to help you along your journey for a vaginoplasty is no different – spend a lot of time and choose the vaginoplasty specialist that will have your best interests in mind.
What is a Vaginoplasty?
A vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects the medical concern of vaginal relaxation syndrome or vaginal laxity. Vaginal laxity can occur for many reasons, such as from childbirth, aging, hormones, medications and medical treatments, and extreme weight loss. The muscles in the vagina will lose their shape and tone and will cause the vagina to increase in diameter over time. A vaginoplasty can correct this laxity and make the vagina feel tighter by narrowing the vaginal canal. This can help treat certain conditions, such as stress urinary incontinence, as well as help bring back spice into the bedroom by improving sexual satisfaction for both the patient and partners.
What Should I Look For When Choosing a Vaginoplasty Specialist?
When you are looking into having a vaginoplasty procedure done, you should already have a good idea about what to expect from the procedure, including recovery times, what the procedure entails, and what your expectations should be. Once you are ready to choose your surgeon, there are some things that you should look for to ensure the best results from your surgery.
When choosing a surgeon, one of the main things that you should take into consideration is the amount of experience that your surgeon has. Have they done this procedure before? What is the success rate, as well as the overall patient satisfaction after the procedure? A surgeon with a higher success rate who has a good record of patient satisfaction can always be a helpful thing to consider when choosing who will be performing your operation.
When choosing your surgeon, you will want to meet with him or her in person to ensure that you are treated in a respectable manner. If a potential doctor does not allow time for questions or does not take you and your concerns seriously, they are not likely to take your surgery seriously, either – find a doctor who is compassionate, understanding, and who wants what is best for YOU.
When choosing a surgeon, pay attention to the level of communication that he or she upholds not only with you but with the staff, as well. If the atmosphere in the office is tense, and he or she appears to talk down to employees and staff or belittle them and not take them seriously, there is a good chance that they won’t be taking you seriously, either. It is also vital for everyone working at the practice to be on the same page in terms of your treatment – if they cannot communicate with each other properly about your care, it is a major red flag.
When choosing a surgeon to perform your vaginoplasty, be sure you choose a surgeon who has the proper education for this type of surgery. It is important that he or she is educated and trained in their field.
If you would like to learn more about the vaginoplasty procedure or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ghozland, who has over fifteen years of experience in caring for women’s health, call our office today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to help you!