Below you will find questions and answers based on our most frequently asked questions:
FAQ for Vaginoplasty
Am I A Suitable Vaginoplasty Candidate?
Vaginoplasty surgery is designed to improve the overall vaginal tone by tightening the muscles and tissues that support the vagina. Generally speaking, Vaginoplasty candidates are women seeking any of the following:
- External genitalia appearance improvement.
- Self-esteem restoration.
- A reinvigorated love life.
- A corrective treatment for urinary stress incontinence; in simple terms, the involuntary 'leakage' of urine while coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising, and/or having sexual intercourse.
Why Else Might I Consider Vaginoplasty?
- In addition to the above, Vaginoplasty has be known unburden the discomfort or pain some women may have.
- In certain instances, torn vaginal tissues can create a rubbing sensation (friction). This is particularly noted when a woman wears tight-fitting pants or undergarments. After undergoing Vaginoplasty, the pulling feeling is eliminated and your well-being is restored.
I Suffer From A Prolapsed Pelvis. Is Vaginoplasty Right For Me?
- Vaginoplasty has the potential of offering substantial relief to women who are afflicted by a prolapsed pelvis. This condition mainly occurs when the muscles found towards the base of the pelvis become weak and inadequate.
- The muscle weakening drives the pelvis lower and pressure is placed on the vagina. These pressure forces create varying degrees of discomfort and pain around the general vaginal area.
Which Women Are Not Good Vaginoplasty Candidates?
- For safety reasons, responsible cosmetic surgeons should never perform Vaginoplasty on pregnant women.
I Just Had A Baby. How Long Should I Wait Before Having Vaginoplasty?
- It is recommended that new mothers wait at least 3 months after birthing a child before they consider Vaginoplasty.
Can Vaginoplasty Be Coupled With Other Procedures?
- Vaginoplasty can be performed as a single procedure or in combination with other aesthetic gynecologic operations. Labiaplasty is a popular pairing option; the outer and/or inner lips of the vagina can be reduced or reconstructed at the same time you do your Vaginoplasty.
Do You Think I Should Have Vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty might be a realistic option for you if you have:
- Realistic expectations - A good Vaginoplasty candidate can comprehend what Vaginoplasty is capable of changing as well as what its limitations are.
- A healthy body - An optimal Vaginoplasty candidate is in good health and informs her surgeon of any pre-existing medical conditions. A patient must be physically fit and prepared for surgery.
- Time for consultation -A surgeon must help you gain the information and knowledge you need to make an educated decision about Vaginoplasty.
What Is The First Step?
- Your first step consists of initiating a consultation with an experienced and well-trained Vaginoplasty surgeon. At that time, you should clearly state your expectations; a good surgeon will be able to tell you if Vaginoplasty can provide the results you are looking for.
- Make sure and talk about your reasons for wanting Vaginoplasty. Your surgeon should tell you if you are a suitable candidate for this type of procedure.
- During your initial consultation, a detailed medical history should be recorded in your hospital file to ensure, once again, you are Vaginoplasty qualified.
What Should I Do To Prepare My Body For Vaginoplasty?
During your consultation and before surgery, your doctor will give you specific Vaginoplasty preparation instructions. These may include but are not limited to:
- Quit smoking.
- Eating and drinking (NPO time).
- Suspending vitamin, iron tablet, herbal supplement, and/or certain medication regiments that may influence your blood consistency (anti-coagulants).
How Should I Decide If Vaginoplasty Is Right For Me?
- Before you decide to undergo Vaginoplasty, make sure that you obtain a lot of procedure information and research. Knowledge enables you to make a fully-informed, educated decision.
- Compare your Vaginoplasty knowledge to your needs and expectations and see if they are in-balance. At this time, with guidance from your surgeon, you can conformably make a decision.
Are There Possible Risks Or Complications Involved?
As with virtually all surgical procedures, Vaginoplasty manifests potential risks and complications. Complications are quite rare and include the following:
- Risk of infection.
- An anesthesia/anesthetic reaction(s).
- Bleeding and/or hematoma formation.
- A women should know that these risks & complications occur more often among individuals who are smokers, overweight, diabetic, and/or have other underlying health problems.
Will There Be Scarring?
- Incisions are made during the vaginal tightening process therefore, some scarring may form. Your dedicated and skilled surgeon will attempt to place the incisions in discreet locations such as inside the vagina and/or in surrounding natural skin fold creases.
- With proper care & maintenance, these scars will slowly fade and become hardly visible fine lines.
What Happens If Unanticipated Problems Arise?
- In extremely rare cases where unanticipated problems arise, another surgery may be recommended to address the problem(s).
Where Can I Get More Information?
- The best way to gain concrete and detailed information is by having an extensive consultation with your surgeon. Doing so, a women is made aware of the risks, potential complications, benefits, and expected outcomes of Vaginoplasty.