Childbirth is often described as one of the most wonderful experiences a woman can have, but what rarely gets mentioned is the terrible toll the process can take on the vagina. If you have given birth vaginally, it is possible your vagina has loosened considerably from what you and your partner would prefer. Even if you are not a mother, your vagina may have widened considerably due to aging or significant weight loss. Regardless of the cause, a Wilton vaginoplasty surgeon could tighten your vagina via a surgical procedure and restore it to its “younger” state. Call and schedule an appointment with a skillful gynecologist to discuss your potential medical options.
Women whose vaginas have become larger and loose may be unable to feel their partners during intercourse. This can be frustrating for the woman because she may not enjoy sex as much and be unable to achieve orgasm, but it can also be less pleasurable for romantic partners as well since the vagina’s laxity means there is less friction. In some cases, a woman’s vagina may have become so lax that she cannot use tampons effectively.
A vaginoplasty restores vaginal tightness and can make sex more pleasurable again for both parties. Accordingly, this surgery can both reinvigorate a couple’s sex life and improve a woman’s confidence.
While vaginoplasty is most often performed to improve sexual feeling, the surgery is also done on women who have suffered vaginal trauma or have vaginal deformities. Other procedures—such as labiaplasty, which removes excess tissue from enlarged labia—are often performed in conjunction with a vaginoplasty. The result is a more aesthetically pleasing genital appearance.
Also known as vaginal rejuvenation, a vaginoplasty surgery is conducted on an outpatient basis. The procedure ranges from one to two hours in length, during which the patient is placed under general anesthesia. The muscles of the pelvic floor are tightened, which gives the woman better muscular control during intercourse. The surgeon pulls together the pelvic floor muscles, while also removing excess skin. Incision sites are located in the vaginal folds, so any scarring is barely noticeable.
Plan to take at least one week off work or from normal activities after a vaginoplasty, and expect some noticeable but manageable pain after the surgery. The surgeon may prescribe pain medication for the first few days post-op, but most women can then use over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen to alleviate discomfort. A vaginoplasty patient should wear loose clothing and avoid immersing herself in water, whether bathing or swimming, for at least a week afterward.
It is important to understand that a woman must abstain from vaginal intercourse for at least six weeks after her vaginoplasty. During that time, nothing must enter the vagina, including tampons during her period. A Wilton vaginoplasty surgeon can examine her and let her know when she can resume sexual relations. Some woman may need to use a dilator before having intercourse for the first time after surgery.
The majority of women have no complication from vaginoplasty, but any surgery inherently poses some risks. Call a Wilton vaginoplasty surgeon in the event of excessive bleeding, extreme pain, or a foul odor developing, as these may indicate dangerous infections. In particularly rare cases, nerve damage or an imbalance in vaginal lubrication may occur.
For more information about vaginoplasty, call today to set up a consultation with Dr. Edward Jacobson. Vaginoplasty is something that millions of women may be able to benefit from—speak with Dr. Jacobson’s Greenwich office today to see whether you might be one of them. Let a Wilton vaginoplasty help you.