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What is vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty is a procedure aimed at reducing the vagina. An alternative is non-invasive vaginal tightening by heating the tissues with radio frequency waves or a laser. Patients with significant sagging may not benefit from these procedures and may be better candidates for surgical clamping with vaginoplasty.
Reasons why patients do vaginoplasty
Postpartum women may complain of vaginal laxity due to tissue stretching and muscle tearing, sometimes to the point where the tampon falls out. And this lack of tension can contribute to sexual dysfunction.
What does vaginoplasty do?
Vaginoplasty brings together the separated muscles and removes the extra layer of mucosa on the back of the vagina. Of course, the outer skin can also be removed for a more aesthetic look.
Anesthesia for vaginoplasty
While vaginoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, many people choose to have vaginoplasty under general anesthesia.
First of all, once you have figured out the amount of tightening that needs to be done, a circle-shaped gusset is marked to mark the extra skin to be removed from inside the vagina. The tissues under the skin are tightened with strong sutures. After the vaginal canal is tightened, the mucosa skin is sutured and closed. Of course, if the outer skin is sticking out, this can also be reduced for a more aesthetic effect.
What are the risks of vaginoplasty?
The risks of vaginoplasty include infection, bleeding, pain, as well as rare complications.
Convalescence after vaginoplasty
Patients may have one to two weeks of downtime. They may feel deep pain for the first few days, and no tampons or intercourse are used for eight weeks. Depending on the amount of tightening performed, some patients may be instructed to use dilators.
What are the results of vaginoplasty?
This procedure usually results in a darker vaginal canal, which can help increase sexual satisfaction.