Vaginoplasty is a rejuvenating procedure with many positive benefits. With that said, picking the correct surgeon is critical in order to achieve the best results. These questions will help gauge any potential surgeon’s capabilities.
How Much Experience Do You Have with This Procedure?
Don’t be afraid to ask your surgeon how many cosmetic vagina surgeries he has performed in his professional career. This question is not rude, noris it an affront to their abilities. You are simply trying to find out their level of experience.
Certain doctors will let you speak with previous patients who have undergone the same surgery. Not only can you learn more about the surgeon’s skills from them, but you can also learn more about what to expect from the procedure itself, so be sure to ask.
What Are Your Credentials?
Cosmetic vagina surgery can be performed by any licensed surgeon, so it is up to you to choose one with the right background. Generally, an obstetrician or a gynecologist are board-certified in pelvic cosmetic surgeries, which means they have more than just a basic training. Still, it is important that you find out which board certified them, and more about the board’s requirements for certification, too.
You can also ask your surgeon what societies they are in, such as the American College for Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as these types of memberships provide ongoing training that will keep your surgeon up-to-date on new trends and procedures. In short, you’re going to want a surgeon with lots of experience, and lots of credentials.
Are My Expectations Realistic?
Be sure to thoroughlydiscusswhat made you want to have a vaginoplasty, and what you would like to see changed as a result. The more specific you are, the more feedback your surgeon will be able to give as to what can be realistically achieved. Many women opt to have a vaginoplasty because of the following reasons:
- Birth from child
- Natural aging
- Genetic defects
- Weight loss
Before considering a vaginoplasty, make sure these potential results are what you are looking for:
- Enhanced sexual pleasure
- Enhanced sexual performance
- A raise in self-confidence
How long is the Procedure?
A typical procedure takes 2-3 hours, depending on your surgeon.
How long before I Recover Enough to Return to Work?
A full recovery takes about 3-4 weeks. However, most patients are released from the hospital the same day as the procedure, and can go to work as they recover.If there are no complications, and it is not a physically strenuous job, most patients can return to work within a week or less.
How Soon Can I Have Sex?
Generally, you should abstain from sexual penetration for 4-6 weeks after the operation.
What Surgical Instrument Will Be Used?
Your surgeon can perform a vaginoplasty using a surgical scalpel, scissors, laser, or radiofrequency. Be sure to ask which instrument they prefer to use, and ask them to explain and pros and cons of each.
What Are Some of the Potential Complications?
The most common complications that arise from a vaginoplasty are infection, bleeding, or scarring. Ask your surgeon for a full list of potential complications, and also ask them how they intend to prevent these complication from occurring during your cosmetic operation, and after.
Is A Vaginoplasty Covered By Insurance?
As a cosmetic procedure, your insurance company does not see a vaginoplasty anecessary surgery, and will not cover it.
Can I Get Financing through the Surgeon’s Office?
Most offices offer a low-interest payment plan, or at the very least accept all major credit cards.