[bt_quote style="box" width="0"] A female genital surgical procedure to tighten vaginal muscles. [/bt_quote] [bt_accordion width="0" active_first="yes" icon="plus-square-1"] [bt_spoiler title="Definition" icon="list"] Vaginoplasty is plastic surgery of the vagina, often performed to strengthen the vaginal muscles after childbirth and is often referred to as vaginal rejuvenation. Vaginoplasty is also used to correct vaginal defects or to construct a vagina for sex reassignment surgery. Vaginoplasty procedures may involve removing tissue, or grafting tissue from other parts of the body.
For women who’ve experienced multiple childbirths, vaginal muscles tend to experience enlargement due to stressful expansion during the delivery. The result can often be loose, weak, vaginal muscles. Even after exercise (Kegal), the condition of the vaginal muscles may not improve. Many women find that while the experience of childbirth may be the most rewarding of their lives, sometimes the after effects for both their sexual partner and themselves is not as satisfying as it once was.
Vaginoplasty, sometimes referred to as rejuvenation of the vagina, is a procedure that can usually correct the problem of stretched vaginal muscles resulting from childbirth(s), and is a direct means of enhancing one’s sexual life once again. The procedure typically tones vaginal muscle, resulting in greater contraction strength and control, thereby permitting greater sensation during sexual experiences.
Generally, anyone in average physical condition or good health can be a candidate for vaginoplasty surgery. [/bt_spoiler] [bt_spoiler title="Procedure" icon="list"] Vaginoplasty can be performed as a reconstructive or a cosmetic surgery. Depending on the desired goals of the patient, the procedure is performed on a targeted area of the vagina.
Reconstructive surgery may be performed in order to make repairs of vaginal defects which may have been caused by disease or a trauma. Reconstruction may involve tissue being taken from an area of the body to be used to reconstruct areas of the vagina.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure performed to tighten the vaginal muscles and to change the appearance. The surgeon will remove excess vaginal lining, surrounding tissue, and tighten the vaginal muscles. This procedure can be performed with a laser.
Sometimes vaginoplasty is combined with labiaplasty - a surgery to reshape the lips. Hymenoplasty, or "revirgination", involves repairing the hymen to restore it to its original condition. The hymen is a tissue which is broken the first time that a woman has sexual intercourse.
Another procedure sometimes performed is called clitoral hood reduction, which involves removing the tissue which covers the clitoris in order to change the appearance.
Local anesthetic, or local anesthetic with sedation.
The Vaginoplasty takes 1 to 2 hours. [/bt_spoiler] [bt_spoiler title=" What To Expect After Vaginoplasty" icon="list"] Post procedure care
Patients should follow hygiene advice from their surgeon. Patients will usually be able to walk comfortably after a few days, but should wait 4 to 6 weeks before having sexual intercourse. Possible discomfort
Some bruising and discomfort is normal after the procedure. It should reduce over the following two weeks, however patients may wish to avoid activities which could cause additional discomfort and in particular wait before having sexual intercourse. [/bt_spoiler] [bt_spoiler title=" Potential Risks" icon="list"] -- Infection
-- Change in sexual sensation [/bt_spoiler] [/bt_accordion]
A female genital surgical procedure to tighten vaginal muscles.