It’s an inevitable part of life, as time goes by, our youthful appearance is lost. Various parts of our bodies are affected by this change, and unfortunately, even your genitals can show signs of age.
The vagina is one area of the body that can begin to show signs of aging early on. Not only do you lose tissue and elasticity here as you age, but trauma from childbirth stretches out and elongates the vaginal canal which can cause looseness, sexual dysfunction, and other unwanted issues.
You could choose to deal with these issues naturally, or you can contact your local plastic surgeon and discuss your options. Vaginoplasty procedures are highly effective and can help women improve the aesthetics of their vagina and even help with various medical problems.
So, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about vaginoplasty!
Vaginoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that is performed on the vaginal area. In particular, vaginoplasty helps to tighten and reshape the vagina. But, this procedure has many different purposes that we will discuss throughout this post.
In some cases, this procedure is considered reconstructive, as some women need their vagina repaired and tightened after childbirth, injury, or because of birth defects. In other cases, this can become a cosmetic surgery, as some women simply want to de-age their vagina.
Vaginoplasty, along with labiaplasty, is a part of the surgical approach known as vaginal rejuvenation. As a result, vaginoplasty is usually done with other similar types of surgeries. This includes labiaplasty which reshapes the nearby labia.
This surgery does have a cosmetic application, but originally, this procedure helped treat birth defects and other dysfunction found in this area of the body. For instance, women with urination problems, menstruation issues, and loss of sexual functioning would get this surgery done.
However, nowadays, women are getting this surgery at a much later age for a wide variety of reasons. Especially women who have undergone childbirth, as they usually have to deal with urinary incontinence and issues regarding their sexual performance and pleasure.
After vaginoplasty, some women claim that they have increased sexual satisfaction, but this is not a guaranteed outcome of the procedure. Vaginoplasty simply reconstructs and tightens the vaginal canal.
An ideal candidate for vaginoplasty will be in good health and wants to make changes to their vagina. Again, there are many reasons why someone would undergo this surgery, ideal candidates include the following type of people:
- Women who want to repair this area of the body because of trauma caused by childbirth, as this surgery can help with sexual dysfunction, incontinence, and looseness.
- Women who need reconstruction of their vagina after medical conditions. For example, women who have undergone surgical treatment or chemotherapy because of vaginal cancer or other medical issues.
- In some cases, transgender individuals might undergo vaginoplasty as a part of their gender affirmation surgery.
- Aging women who want to tighten the vaginal canal to improve their sexual function and get rid of looseness might opt for this procedure too.
- Finally, women who have abnormalities and defects from birth will undergo vaginoplasty to correct any ongoing medical issues.
If you think you would make a good candidate for this type of procedure, feel free to reach out to our team. You can find our contact information at the end of this post. It’s best to talk with our staff and Dr. Vitenas before going forward with a vaginoplasty procedure.
Vaginoplasty requires consultation and a lengthy discussion about your surgery goals and current health history. You will need to book a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to get started.
Once you have met with your chosen plastic surgeon, you will begin talking about your medical history and the vaginoplasty itself. Make sure, to be honest with your doctor and let them know about any medical conditions you have. This way the surgery is completed without any complications.
Also, ask plenty of questions. It’s important to understand the full risks and benefits of this surgery, and asking questions will help you find out more information.
Your doctor should explain everything to you during your consultation though. This includes surgical outcomes, possible complications, and showing you before and after photos from previous surgeries they have done.
Once your consultation is complete, you will schedule a date for your vaginoplasty procedure. Pick a day that is convenient for you and come in for your surgery. You will be checked in by staff and prepped for surgery.
Vaginoplasty is not a particularly painful procedure. In fact, you can use local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia if this is your preference. Discuss this with your doctor during your consultation, though.
Once the anesthesia has been applied, your surgeon will begin the vaginoplasty. This will start with a small incision within the vaginal canal. The posterior rear floor of your vagina will be carefully cut, and excess skin will be removed from the body.
After this step, your surgeon will tighten up the muscles in the vaginal canal. In some cases, your surgeon might also decide to decrease the size of your vaginal opening and use sutures to secure any remaining loose tissue. Expect surgery to last anywhere from one to two hours, as well.
Vaginoplasty is less complex than other forms of plastic surgery and creates less pain in the body. As a result, you can expect to recover within seven to fourteen days after your procedure.
Some swelling and redness will be present. Mild discomfort is likely too, but this can easily be fixed with over-the-counter pain medication. You should be able to walk comfortably the next day after surgery.
And, after a few days, most side effects should go away naturally. Rest is highly recommended, but you can get back to work after three to five days. However, do not perform strenuous activities.
You want to stop yourself from doing any vigorous exercising and strenuous lifting until at least four to six weeks. In addition, abstain from sexual activity during this time. As you can disturb the healing process with intercourse.
Like any type of medical procedure, there is some risk associated with vaginoplasty. Vaginoplasty is not known for causing severe medical complications or conditions. But you should consider the following risks when undergoing this surgery.
Infection is an issue with any sort of invasive procedure. This can happen during the surgery if medical tools are not cleaned, or after if open wounds are not treated and sterilized.
Again, with vaginoplasty, this is pretty rare, but look out for the signs of infection. If you have a fever or find any strange discharge contact your doctor right away. You don’t want to leave an infection untreated.
Another possible risk is loss of sensation. This is another rare complication but some women can lose some sensation in their vaginal region. Other women have increased sensation or painful sensations that persist during intercourse.
If you notice a difference in sensation, talk with your surgeon. In some cases, this could be temporary. Sometimes, though, this could be permanent.
However, if you undergo surgery with a board-certified plastic surgeon, the risks of vaginoplasty will be reduced even further. Plastic surgeons are highly trained and know how to perform vaginoplasty properly and safely.
You want to make sure that you research any plastic surgery clinic you plan on visiting and getting plastic surgery from, as this will minimize the risks of vaginoplasty.
Vaginoplasty ranges in cost. You can get a vaginoplasty for as low as 4,000 dollars or as high as 2,000 dollars. But, the price will depend on where you live, who your surgeon is, and the typical cost of living in your city or town.
On average, though, you are looking at an average price of 6,500 dollars for this type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure. This might seem like a high price, but you need to consider several different factors.
First off, if you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, this will increase the price of your surgery. You might be tempted to go with a cheaper surgery with a less qualified doctor, but this would be a mistake.
Always pick a doctor that is trained in vaginoplasty and knows how to perform plastic surgery well. Even if they charge more it is worth the money, as you won’t have to deal with medical complications.
In addition, if you choose to get general anesthesia, also expect the price to go up substantially. Vaginoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, but if you want to stay sedated during surgery, then it will cost more money.
Finally, consider the cost of recovery. Any medication, dressings, and follow-up appointments will impact the cost of surgery.
In addition, taking time off from work can also have an effect on your income for the month. So, it’s best to consider all of this before you go into surgery.
If you don’t have the full amount needed for your surgery, payment plans are an option though. But don’t expect your health insurance provider to cover any of the costs of vaginoplasty.
Vaginoplasty and other types of vaginal rejuvenation surgeries go hand in hand. If you are looking to improve the appearance of your vagina and the area surrounding it, then you might consider other types of cosmetic procedures.
All vaginas have a unique shape and look, but there are ways to make this area of your body look more pleasing. Labiaplasty is one option we discussed previously and we highly recommend looking into this procedure.
With this type of vaginal rejuvenation, your surgeon will reduce the size of your labia. Some women want smaller labia for aesthetic reasons, and your doctor can reshape and remove any excess skin in this area.
But, in some cases, larger labia can actually cause pain and discomfort. People with this issue might decide to get a labiaplasty to remedy this issue.
Other possible surgeries include clitoral hood reduction. A doctor will remove part or most of the clitoral hood. This will improve the look of the vaginal area and has other benefits.
The clitoral hood reduction also increases sexual sensation and can make intercourse more pleasurable for people with sexual dysfunction. This is why many women choose to have this surgery done alongside vaginoplasty.
Finally, G-spot amplification and injections can also be done alongside vaginoplasty. G-spot procedures help to improve sexual performance and pleasure.
Your doctor will inject collagen into the walls of the vagina, near the G-Spot that is located near the opening of the vagina. These shots help women orgasm more easily and find more enjoyment in their sex.
This is especially helpful for women that have trouble with pain or minimal sensation during intercourse. If this procedure or any of the other procedures listed seem like something that can benefit you, ask about these procedures during your consultation with Dr. Vitenas.
Anyone interested in having a Vaginoplasty done should contact our office today. Dr. Vitenas has years of experience in plastic surgery and can help you safely and effectively reshape your vaginal area with his cutting-edge surgical techniques and specialized knowledge.
You can call us at this number, 281-545-3181, to schedule a consultation with our team. We can also be contacted through our website. Use this link here to fill out our contact form and book your appointment with our office.
We look forward to hearing from you and are happy to answer any of your questions about vaginoplasty and other procedures we provide at our clinic.