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If your vagina has lost definition due to childbirth, age, weight loss, or a combination of these factors, vaginoplasty could help you restore and regain elasticity and tightness, potentially improving your sex life and boosting your self-esteem. With few exceptions, most women desiring this surgery are good candidates for Greenwich vaginoplasty. Even those who are not good candidates for vaginoplasty at the present time due to reproductive considerations may become suitable candidates in the future. Contact a skilled gynecologist could help you determine whether vaginal procedures are appropriate for you.

Common Criteria for Potential Vaginoplasty Patients

Good health is generally the number one criteria for a candidate for vaginoplasty. Age is not a limiting factor as long as a woman is in good health. Healthy women may be good candidates for this procedure if they experience any of the following conditions:

  • Vaginal sagging or lack of vaginal tone
  • Lack of sensation during sex due to vaginal laxity
  • Vaginal deformities
  • Unhappiness with the vagina’s appearance
  • Tissue protrusions from the vagina
  • Partner slipping out during intercourse
  • Inability to keep a tampon inside the vagina

While most women want to undergo vaginoplasty to improve their sexual life, that is not the sole reason for the procedure. To name but one example of another potential rationale, many women who have given birth vaginally suffer from urinary incontinence afterward. Vaginoplasty tightens the vaginal wall, aiding pelvic muscle strength so that the woman regains control of her bladder, ending embarrassing leakage.

Who Are Considered Suitable Candidates for Vaginoplasty?

For the most part, women who are unsuitable candidates for vaginoplasty are those who intend to have more children. Pregnant women are not candidates for Greenwich vaginoplasty until after the birth and recovery. Of course, unplanned pregnancies may occur in a woman who has undergone vaginoplasty, but the procedure has no effect on the fetus. However, the woman may have to undergo a Caesarean section rather than experience a vaginal birth if she has had a vaginoplasty.

There are few contraindications for vaginoplasty, but women diagnosed with cardiovascular disease or those who have suffered a stroke should probably not undergo elective surgeries of any type. As with other surgical procedures, women who smoke are at greater risk of complication, as are those who are obese. Vaginoplasty requires general anesthesia, but this is not a contraindication for most older women if they are healthy.

Vaginoplasty Recovery Process

Vaginoplasty recovery can take up to eight weeks before it is safe to resume sexual intercourse or even use a tampon. Most women can go back to work and most other activities within two weeks. During that time, there are restrictions on bathing, swimming and wearing tight clothing. As with any surgery, there is always a slight risk of infection or bleeding. If a woman cannot take the time off for a proper recovery, she should wait until she has the time available before undergoing vaginoplasty.

If you are a good candidate for vaginoplasty and would like to know more about the procedure, Dr. Edward Jacobson could go over your medical history and answer any questions you have regarding the procedure. Call our office today and arrange a consultation.