Life has a way of changing you, both physically and mentally. As you get older, you are likely to notice changes all over your body, from the shape and size of your breasts to the condition of your skin. Some of those changes might not be visible, but you might be able to feel them or see evidence of them in other ways.
For example, the vagina, the internal part of a woman’s genitalia, can be affected by many things in life, such as childbirth and aging. Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens the muscles on the inside of the vagina. There are many reasons why you might choose to have vaginoplasty, such as wanting to improve your comfort.
If you’ve noticed changes ‘down there’ in recent years, here are a few signs that you might benefit from vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
What is Vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at enhancing the aesthetic and/or functional aspects of the female genitalia. It involves the tightening of vaginal tissues, along with other procedures such as removing extra skin or reshaping the labia. The goal of vaginoplasty is to improve a woman’s quality of life by restoring her sexual activities, reducing vaginal laxity,
Who Can Benefit from Vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can benefit women who are concerned about the appearance and function of their vaginal area. People may consider having this procedure to improve urinary incontinence, increase sexual satisfaction, or repair vaginal tissue damage from childbirth, aging, or injury. Vaginoplasty can also be part of a suite of genital surgeries such as labiaplasty and skin grafts.
Women may choose vaginoplasty to:
- Repair the area that was torn during childbirth
- Increase their sexual satisfaction
- Improve urinary incontinence
- Tighten loose vaginal muscles
- Correct anatomical issues that are interfering with sex life
- Address aesthetic concerns about the external appearance of their genitalia
The vaginoplasty procedure typically involves making an incision at the back of the vagina to remove extra skin and tissue, as well as tightening the surrounding muscles and other structures. It is usually done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Recovery time can take up to two weeks, and patients should avoid sex for up to six weeks after surgery. It is important to consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon before undergoing any cosmetic procedures in order to get optimal results without any complications.
Common Signs You Might Need Vaginoplasty
Common signs that you might need vaginoplasty surgery include birth defects, excess tissues in the vaginal cavity, loss of sensation, and sexual dysfunction due to a loosening of the vaginal muscles. Vaginoplasty is a surgical technique used to remove excess tissues from the outer labia, tighten the walls of the vaginal cavity, and remove any external skin that may be causing discomfort. This type of plastic surgery can help improve a woman’s sexual life by creating more friction during intercourse and boosting her self-confidence in intimate moments.
If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is important to discuss them with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in vaginal tightening surgeries such as vaginoplasty or labiaplasty. They will be able to assess your individual needs and determine if this particular type of procedure is right for you.
The Area Tore During Childbirth
Childbirth is a beautiful experience that many women look forward to. However, for some women, childbirth can cause significant physical changes in the area around the vaginal opening. This could include tearing of the perineum, stretching of the labia, or other forms of damage to the vaginal walls. In cases where these issues persist after delivery and affect a woman’s sexual health or well-being, they may consider seeking help from their care team and exploring cosmetic surgeries such as vaginoplasty.
Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens and reshapes the vagina to improve its function and appearance. This surgery can be used to repair any damage caused by vaginal births, including tissue tears or excessive laxity. The goal of this surgery is to restore a more youthful-looking vagina while also improving its functionality. Patients who undergo this procedure often report an increase in sensation during intercourse due to improved friction between partners.
The recovery process following vaginoplasty typically takes about two weeks, depending on individual healing rates. During this time, it’s important to follow all post-operative instructions given by your care team in order to ensure safe healing without any complications. It’s also important for patients to abstain from sexual activity for at least six weeks after surgery in order for their bodies enough time to heal properly before engaging in any intimate activities again.
If you have experienced changes ‘down there’ due to childbirth or if you are concerned about the aesthetics or functional aspects of your vagina, it may be beneficial to talk with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in vaginal rejuvenation surgeries such as vaginoplasty or labiaplasty. They will be able to assess your individual needs and determine if this type of procedure is right for you
Sex Has Become Less Enjoyable
If the walls of the vaginal canal have become weaker or have ‘stretched out’ as a result of aging or vaginal delivery, you might have noticed a decrease in your sexual enjoyment and satisfaction.
Vaginoplasty can help make sex more enjoyable for you (and your partners) in two ways. First, the surgery corrects any anatomical issues that are interfering with your sex life. Tightening the vaginal muscles can lead to an increase in friction, which can help both you and your partners enjoy intercourse more.
Second, you might get a boost of self-esteem after the surgery, which can help you feel more confident with your partners, making sex more enjoyable overall.
Tampons or Menstrual Cups No Longer Fit
After childbirth, it’s usually recommended that women who use a menstrual cup switch to the larger size. Women who wear tampons might also find that they feel looser in the vaginal canal after childbirth.
It could be the case that you’re not putting the tampon or menstrual cup in far enough. Improving insertion can make a tampon feel loose or not quite right. Many women also end up with a heavier flow after childbirth, meaning they have to change their tampons more often. If a tampon is saturated, it will feel looser.
But it could also be the case that the vaginal walls are weaker or stretched out and that vaginoplasty would help you get a better fit around tampons or menstrual cups.
What to Expect From Vaginoplasty
If you believe that you would benefit from vaginoplasty, what can you expect from the surgery? The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes less than two hours. You might be given a local anesthetic and sedative or general anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each option with you to help you make the most appropriate decision.
Recovery from vaginoplasty can take up to two weeks. You might want to take a full two weeks off from work, but you could feel ready to go back earlier. Several activities, notably sex and exercise, will be off-limits for up to six weeks after your vaginoplasty.
Vaginoplasty is just one of a suite of surgeries that can be performed to rejuvenate the vaginal area. If you are concerned about the appearance of your external genitals, you might combine vaginoplasty with labiaplasty, which removes excess skin from the area around the opening of the vagina.
Whatever your reason for wanting vaginal rejuvenation surgery, it’s essential to work with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. In Houston, Texas, Dr. Paul Vitenas has nearly 30 years of experience and has developed a reputation as one of the area’s best plastic surgeons. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Vitenas, call 281-484-0088, or book an online consultation today.