Why would patients want vaginoplasty ?
As a preparation for the surgery, the patient may need to do bowl prep prior to surgery. The surgeon will discuss the patients needs and expectations before determining the changes to perform.
While patient is under general anesthesia, the surgeon will bring up the separated muscles together all along the vaginal canal. And will remove any excess tissues like the mucosa skin from the backside of the vagina. Afterward, the surgeon will close the tissues with strong sutures, then stitch the mucosa skin closed. If there is some extra external skin, the surgeon will remove it for more aesthetic result.
Recovery after vaginoplasty
The patient will need one to two weeks off work, during which she should have plenty of rest. Deep ache may occur for the first few days, which can be relieved with some painkiller and antibiotics.
The patient must avoid intercourse and tampon for 8 weeks. Some patients may need to use dilators depending on the amount of tightening performed.
Other vaginal rejuvenation procedures
- Labiaplasty : the procedure aims to reduce the labia minora so that they don’t hang below labia majora.
- Clitoral hood reduction : generally performed along with labiaplasty to improve the balance of female genitalia appearance.
- labia majoraplasty : to reduce the size of the outer, hair-bearing labia majora. People with large hanging labia majora can feel discomfort during some activities such as cycling.
- Monsplasty : to reduce the amount of fatty tissue and/or skin of the mons that may be embarrassing while wearing tight pants.