Childbirth takes a toll on a woman’s body, and the vagina is one of the body parts that gets altered in ways that can negatively impact her life. The vagina and birth canal can get stretched to levels where the whole area smoothens out, and this means less friction. This can take away pleasure during intimacy and can even result in painful intercourse. Some women even end up with problems controlling urine. If you have been suffering with this condition, there is a solution through plastic surgery, and vaginoplasty will help in restoring the tightness of your vagina.
If you make the decision to go with plastic surgery, specifically vaginoplasty, your plastic surgeon will guide you on what you need to do to ensure the procedure is a success. You may be required not to eat or drink for 10 hours before the surgery. You will also have to abstain from sexual activity the day prior before the procedure. Some tests may be conducted, including a pregnancy test, since the procedure is not conducted on pregnant women.
If you have lost tightness in your vaginal area and are not pregnant, then you are a good candidate for vaginoplasty. The procedure can be performed using local or general anesthesia, and it usually takes about an hour. The surgeon shortens the muscle located at the back of the vagina, and any excess lining on the vagina is removed. This procedure results in the tightening of the vaginal muscles to the way they were before pregnancy. If you have never been pregnant, the procedure helps to reduce the vaginal diameter if it is larger than normal.
You may have to be in the hospital overnight for monitoring after the surgery. You may experience some swelling and bleeding, and walking may also be difficult the first few days. Any scarring happens inside the vagina and is therefore not visible. You may be required to wash the wound three times a day with water in the first week to enhance the healing process.
You will be able to resume normal sexual activity within four to six weeks, but this varies depending on the patient. The surgeon will give you appointments to check for prolonged swelling or infection. If you get any sudden bleeding, make sure to contact your surgeon immediately; it’s possible the stitches were pulled accidentally.
As with every surgery, some risks are associated with this procedure. You may experience numbness in the vagina, but this usually fades with time. You may also experience discomfort during intercourse after the surgery, as well as reduced sexual pleasure in the short term.
Before you make the very important decision to have this type of plastic surgery, it is a good idea to talk to a certified plastic surgeon. Dr Tavakoli is a very experienced plastic surgeon who has successfully conducted numerous vaginoplasty procedures. Once you make an appointment, some of the information he will need includes your medical history and why you need the procedure done. He will also be able to examine you and answer any questions you may have.