What Is Vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty is a surgery that tightens the opening and walls of the vagina. Often after giving birth, a woman’s muscles and tissues in the vaginal area become lax and loose. This procedure restores the tightness and rejuvenates the tone of a woman’s vaginal area. More and more women are turning to vaginal rejuvenation treatments, including Jada Pinkett Smith. Read what Jada has to say about vaginal rejuvenation in this interview with Glam here.
Who Would Be a Good Candidate?
- A woman who has experienced vaginal stretching or tearing during childbirth
- A woman who has reduced friction and sensation during intercourse due to looseness in her vagina
- A woman who is aging and desires to give her vagina a more youthful appearance
What Can Be Expected During and After the Surgery?
Vaginoplasty can be performed either in the operating room or in-office. The procedure usually takes about an hour to perform. After the surgery, plan on taking a few days off from work to recover. Also, please consider the following precautions:
- Avoid prolonged sitting – keep the vaginal area rested and away from pressure
- Prevent infections and bacteria. Make sure to keep the vaginal area clean and dry
- Avoid using any creams or soaps in the vaginal area for a few days
- Avoid tight clothing. Loose-fitting clothes will help you heal faster
- Light exercise for about 1-2 weeks after surgery is recommended
- Avoid having sex for six weeks, as it may cause trauma to the area
- Don’t use tampons, instead use pads or liners (we’ll advise you for how long)
What Are the Risks of Vaginoplasty Surgery?
As with any surgery, vaginoplasty has general risks such as bleeding and infections after the surgery. Some specific risks, though uncommon, include blood clots, vaginal stenosis, vaginal fistula, and peritonitis. Make sure to communicate with your doctor if you experience severe pain, swelling, or bleeding.
Vaginoplasty in Pasadena, CA
At Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness, expert urogynecologists, Dr. Alexis May Kimble and Dr. David Kimble can help determine if you are a candidate for vaginoplasty. Call the office at (626) 535-0832 or book an appointment using the form below to learn how your symptoms can be resolved today.