Before surgery, patients are asked to do a bowel prep. On top of that, our surgeon will ask you a couple of question that may look similar to these:
- What is the reason for this surgery in the first place?
- What are your expectations?
- Medical history as well as a full list of medications you’re currently taking
- Clarification about involved risks and potential complications
It is of utmost importance for you to be completely honest while answering these questions because your answers may affect how and when the procedure should be done. The interview might seem trivial and maybe even redundant, but it’s actually an important step in the whole process.
The procedure itself is pretty straightforward and low-risk. Once the amount of tightening is determined, a surgeon will mark the area of skin that needs to be removed from the inside of your vagina. The tissue underneath the skin is then tightened with the use of strong sutures.
Once the canal is tightened, the skin is sutured and closed. In some cases, there may be some external skin that protrudes, but that can be mitigated as well during the procedure.
Known risks of a vaginoplasty include potential infection, pain, and bleeding. Most of the known complications can be remedied with the use of various medications. However, prevention is the key, so make sure to follow the doctor’s instructions and advice.
You will have to rest for at least one to two weeks. You might feel a deep ache in the first couple of days. On top of that, sexual intercourse and tampon use are strictly forbidden for at least eight weeks. Some patients may be instructed to use dilators, but that’s only in cases where there was a large amount of tightening involved.
A successful vaginoplasty usually results in a tighter vaginal canal which is proven to help enhance sexual satisfaction. Contrary to popular belief, this procedure does not focus on the aesthetic appeal of your genital area, but rather its functionality.
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