Vaginoplasty

What Is Vaginoplasty?

Vagionoplasty implies a procedure that is performed to eliminate abnormal relaxation and loss of elasticity in vagina due to aging, delivery, gynecologic interventions and so on. It is actually a procedure performed as a vaginal tightening surgery.

The vagina is an organ that has flexible and soft muscle tissue. Vaginoplasty operation is required in cases of connective tissue damage due to trauma during normal delivery, loosening or sagging in the muscles of the genital area, sagging of muscles, soft tissues due to chronic constipation, development of loosening and enlargement with excessive weight loss, various hormonal disorders, weakening of the vagina and muscle tissue due to aging, congenital structural weakness of vaginal muscle tissue or some anomalies.

Vaginoplasty should be considered as reconstructive operation as aesthetic surgery. Because it can not only eliminate the patient’s aesthetic concerns, it also treats dysfunction. Vaginal tightening surgery also offers solutions to sexual dysfunction, constipation and urinary incontinence problems.

The operation takes about 1 hour and performed under general anesthesia or sedation. During the operation, the amount of mucus needed for tightening and the loosened connective tissue are removed. Loosened muscle tissues are stitched, making the tissues tight and tense. Mucus and connective tissues are sutured to tighten the vagina to an appropriate extent.

Vaginoplasty is often combined with perineoplasty to be more aesthetically efficient. In other words, the area between the vaginal opening and the anus is also repaired. Since all suture materials used after the operation disappear spontaneously, there is no need to take stitches.

Most patients can return to a normal behavior after 48 to 72 hours, but a full 6 to 8 week recovery period is necessary before engaging in sexual activity. No visible scar remains in genital region.

Considerations Before Vaginoplasty

  • The most ideal period for the operation is the days after the end of the menstrual cycle
  • If the patient is taking hormone drugs, it should be stopped 3 weeks before the operation. 2 weeks after the operation, the patient can start taking this drug again.
  • In patients taking blood thinners, it should be stopped at least 3 days ago.
  • If there is a vaginal infection, it must be treated before surgery.
  • The patient is advised not to eat or drink anything 6 hours before the procedure.

What Should Be Considered After the Surgery?

It is very important for the patient to attach great importance to hygiene after the operation. But for this, there is no need to apply any local medications. Until the recovery process is complete (about 6 to 8 weeks), it is necessary to take a standing shower, not to swim in the sea and pool and full recovery period is necessary before engaging in sexual activity.

During this period, especially during the first week, it is important to avoid behaviors that will increase intra-abdominal pressure (Constipation, straining, heavy sports, heavy lifting, crouching, etc.).

What is Labioplasty?

One of the most preferred procedures in vaginal aesthetics surgeries is labioplasty, which gives very good results in women with labial sagging complaints. During this process, the asymmetry in the labia is corrected. Sagging labia can become a women’s fear not only visually, but also due to discomforts such as pain during sexual activity, urination, etc. Labioplasty provides great success in eliminating these problems and restoring aesthetic appearance. It can also be done with vaginoplasty surgery. In addition, a younger and healthier vaginal appearance can be obtained by injecting fat into the labium.

These operations for vaginal aesthetics are not expected to give definitive results in solving sexual dysfunctions. Since it is known that these problems can develop from hormonal balance due to various psychological reasons, getting consultations from appropriate branches and planning the treatment in line with the recommendations of these specialists is of great importance in terms of patient satisfaction.

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