Frequently Asked Questions about Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair
Am I a suitable candidate for Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair?
The aim of Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair surgery is to improve the tone of the vagina by tightening the vaginal muscles and supporting tissues. You could be an ideal candidate for vaginoplasty if you are a woman who would like:
- To improve the appearance of your vagina.
- Restore your self-esteem. Rejuvenate your love life.
- Women suffering from stress urinary incontinence (involuntary loss of urine with coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or sex) can also have this problem corrected by vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair.
Why else should I consider Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair?
- In addition, Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair can sometimes remove a woman from a sense of discomfort.
- At times, a torn vagina can create a rubbing or pulling sensation, especially when a woman wears tight-fitting clothes. After Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair, a woman no longer feels that pull.
I have a prolapsed pelvis. Can Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair help me?
- Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair offers real relief to a woman with a prolapsed pelvis. Such a condition results from a weakening of the muscles at the base of the pelvis.
- The weakening of those muscles causes the pelvis to press on the woman’s vagina. Such pressure triggers development of a level of discomfort in the region of the vagina.
Who may not be a suitable candidate for Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair?
- Responsible cosmetic surgeons will not perform on women who are pregnant. However, the surgery is extremely popular for women who have recovered from childbirth.
I have just had a baby, should I wait to have Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair?
- Doctors recommend that mothers wait for about 6 months after childbirth before Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair.
Can Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair be combined with other procedures?
- Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair can be performed singularly or in combination with other aesthetic (cosmetic) genitalia procedures, such as a labiaplasty, which is the surgical reduction or reconstruction of the outer or inner lips of the vagina.
So could I have Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair?
Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair might be a good option for you if you have:
- Realistic expectations: An optimal Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair candidate will understand not only what Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair can accomplish, but also the limitations of the procedure.
- Good overall health: An optimal Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair candidate will be generally healthy and will inform her surgeon of any pre-existing medical conditions well in advance. It is essential that the patient be physically prepared for surgery.
- Consulting with a qualified surgeon: A surgeon can help a patient attain the information needed to make the right decision about Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair surgery.
What is my first step?
- Your initial consultation with our highly experienced Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair surgeon should clearly set out your expectations and whether the operation can give you the results you desire.
- You reasons for wanting Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair and your suitability for this type of procedure will be carefully discussed. Also, your medical history will be taken to ensure that there are no reasons why you shouldn’t have this operation.
What can I do to help achieve the best results?
Dr. Vitasna or a Staff Nurse will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair surgery, including guidelines on:
- Eating, drinking, and smoking.
- Taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets, and certain medications.
How else can I prepare for this procedure?
- Before choosing to have Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair, make sure that you obtain as much information as is necessary to enable you to make a fully informed choice.
- Also, it is vital that you stop all over the-counter, herbal, prescription medications, and vitamins that may affect bleeding.
What are the risks associated with Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair?
Like all surgical procedures, with Vaginoplasty/Posterior Vaginal Repair there is always a possibility of complications. Although these complications are extremely rare, they can include:
- Bleeding and hematoma.
- A reaction to the anesthesia.
What else should I know about risks and complications?
- You should be aware that risks may more often occur among persons who smoke, are overweight, have diabetes, or other health problems.
Will I have scarring?
- As incisions are required during vaginal tightening, some scarring may result. However, Dr. Vitasna will make every effort to place the incisions in a discreet location; mainly inside the vagina or in a natural crease or fold in the area. With proper care, these scars will eventually fade into a barely noticeable and fine line.
What happens if permanent damage occurs?
- You might need further surgery to correct the problem. Find out more, only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to understand the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of this procedure.