How Is Vaginoplasty Performed?
Saggy breasts and bellies are so often discussed, but what about vaginas? Just like those other body parts, time and childbirth can contribute to a stretched out vagina. Elasticity isn’t the best of friends as we age and not all vaginas pop back into place after popping out a baby, especially multiple children.
When those vaginal muscles become loose, sexual sensitivity can decline dramatically. In addition, women who have lost those taut muscles in the vaginal canal and pelvic floor often deal with other medical issues such as urinary incontinence or discomfort during exercise. And cosmetically, vaginoplasty will return the vagina to its youthful self, giving women a surge of confidence.
- Exactly what is vaginoplasty? This reconstructive surgery procedure involves the tightening of the vaginal muscles. Vaginoplasty is the umbrella term for a variety of vaginal rejuvenation surgeries.
- How do you prepare for vaginoplasty? Patients are required to do a bowel prep before surgery. This procedure cleanses the colon of all fecal matter.
- How is the surgery performed? Some women opt for local anesthesia but many choose general anesthesia, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. At the onset of the vaginoplasty the surgeon will determine the level of tightening necessary. Once that determination is made, the surgeon marks the area inside the vagina where the skin will be removed. The tissues are then tightened with sutures and any excess skin is removed.
- What is recovery like? Most women spend between one to two weeks recovering at home. In addition, sex and tampons are not allowed for six to eight weeks.
Would you like more information about vaginoplasty in the Los Angeles area? Contact Dr. Ghozland at 310.299.7143 and schedule a free consultation.