Questions to Ask Before Getting Vaginoplasty Surgery
When it comes to cosmetic gynecological procedures, there are quite a few to choose from. There is a procedure to suit your every need to ensure that everything looks (and feels!) as perfect as possible. That being said, you may be wondering what the most popular and sought-after gynecological procedure is – and that would be vaginoplasty. A vaginoplasty can refer to one surgical treatment or several surgical treatments that can make up your own personalized treatment plan. When it comes to vaginoplasty, there are many things to consider and learn about to make an informed decision as to whether this is the right treatment for you. Let’s look at some common questions before getting a vaginoplasty surgery.
Are All Providers the Same?
The answer to this question is no; not all providers are the same. Like in other fields (for example, you wouldn’t want to hire a plumber to do electrical work), you will need to look around for the perfect match for your needs. Some providers have more experience than others, and others can adequately care for certain individuals who have medical conditions that others have never had to deal with them before. When it comes to medical care, everyone has unique needs and things that they will want to consider. Researching the right provider is essential, so please don’t skip out on this step.
Is Vaginoplasty Covered By Insurance?
For the most part, you may not be able to get your insurance provider to cover the cost of a vaginoplasty. Since a vaginoplasty is usually considered an elective or cosmetic procedure, it can be difficult to convince insurance companies otherwise. However, if your doctor claims the procedure is medically necessary for reasons of pain or discomfort, your insurance company may cover it. You should speak to your insurance provider directly for more details involving the coverage of vaginoplasty surgeries.
Can A Vaginoplasty Be Beneficial After Childbirth?
Most births are vaginal deliveries, which can change the pelvic floor muscles to the point that they might not recover as well as they had initially been before birth. Because of this, it can cause problems in the vagina – from lack of satisfaction during sex, vaginal looseness, and pain. In fact, a vaginoplasty is also known as a Mommy Makeover because it works to combat these changes and get your body back to the way it was before childbirth.
Who Makes a Great Candidate For Vaginoplasty?
When it comes to vaginoplasty, there are several ways an individual can make a good candidate for the procedure. For one, you may find that you are having urinary incontinence or issues that may be related to vaginal looseness. Issues with discomfort or lack of satisfaction during sex are also ways to qualify for a vaginoplasty. Loose or sagging skin is another reason women may seek vaginoplasty. In general, any woman who wishes to improve their sex life or the look and feel of the vagina makes a great candidate for a vaginoplasty. It is also worth noting that it is best to wait until you are finished having children before seeking out this procedure.
Does a Vaginoplasty Come with Risks?
Any surgical procedure carries some risks, and vaginoplasty is, of course, no different. The risk of infection is always present, even if the risk is low. Some bleeding, bruising, and swelling are common and tend to subside within a few days.
What is Sexual Satisfaction Like After Vaginoplasty?
When it comes to satisfaction after a vaginoplasty, most women who receive the procedure find their overall satisfaction during sex increases. Most women are happy with their decision to undergo the procedure.
How Should I Prepare for the Procedure?
There are a few things that you can do to prepare for your vaginoplasty procedure. One of the main things you can do is to start taking stool softeners before the procedure so that you won’t find yourself straining during recovery. Also, be sure to stop smoking and stop taking any NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, before your procedure.
If you would like to learn more about how a vaginoplasty procedure can change your life, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to help you get set up with a consultation!