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Vaginoplasty

What is vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to restore the laxity of the vagina that has become loose due to multiple pregnancies, vaginal delivery, natural aging, accidental trauma, etc. The procedure involves tightening the loosened walls of a woman’s vagina. It can be beneficial for women with frequent complaints regarding urinary leakage, loose pelvic muscles, sexual discomfort. A women’s vagina tends to lose its shape and laxity over the years due to multiple vaginal deliveries and natural aging. In vaginoplasty, the Gynaecologist pulls the loosened vaginal muscles together to sew them again in an attempt to regain their tightness. This procedure can help the vagina appear and feel better, thus enhancing the sexual pleasure for both partners. 

formation of Vaginoplasty

Who is eligible for vaginoplasty?

Women, older than 18 years, can undergo vaginoplasty for both medical as well as cosmetic reasons. Women with multiple unfortunate past traumas, vaginal deliveries, and natural aging, may experience some amounts of vaginal looseness. Therefore, undergoing vaginoplasty can restore the laxity of the vagina. Some women undergo vaginoplasty to correct severe cases of pelvic organ prolapse which can lead to urinary leakage (USI) every time a woman bends, lifts weights, etc. Vaginoplasty is also done for cosmetic needs by some women which can elevate sexual sensation and pleasure. It is a simple yet effective surgery that eventually ‘tightens’ the loosened vaginal walls and restores vaginal wall strength by stitching them back to their original state. Therefore, women undergo vaginoplasty to correct all these medical grievances for a better quality of life. 

Risks & Complications - Vaginoplasty

Vaginoplasty is a very safe surgery to restore vaginal ‘tightness’. The efficiency of the surgery depends on the surgical expertise of the surgeon along with patient’s age and condition. Minimal bleeding is normal during vaginoplasty, however, there may be excessive bleeding due to multiple cuts at sensitive areas. Patient must inform the surgeon about any prior allergies. There can be complications while administering anesthesia as patients can sometimes respond to it in abnormal ways. 

  • Myths and Facts about Vaginoplasty

    Myths and Facts

    Myths and Facts about Vaginoplasty

    Myth– Sex with multiple partners can loosen the vagina.

    Fact- No. Sex with multiple partners do not loosen the vagina. Vagina is made up of flexible muscles that regain their shape after expanding. Moreover, major vaginal looseness occurs due to multiple vaginal deliveries or past trauma.  

    Myth- Vaginoplasty is only done for cosmetic purposes.

    Fact- No, vaginoplasty is a cosmetic procedure as well as done for clinical purposes. Women who complain about urinary leakage, pelvic organ prolapse, or sexual dissatisfaction also undergo vaginoplasty. 

     

    Myth- Tighter vaginas are “purer” vaginas and are therefore more desirable.

    Fact- There are no studies that confirm any connection between vaginal tightness and purity. Vaginal tightness makes sex better and hence, several people prefer tighter vaginas. 

     

    Myth- Vaginal deliveries can make your vagina loose.

    Fact- Yes, during childbirth the cervix and vaginal muscles relax to help the push baby out. However, this is only temporary in nature. The vagina is biologically elastic in nature, therefore, having babies makes the vagina temporarily loose.

    Myth- Kegel exercises are the only way to have a tighter vagina.

    Fact- No. There are other ways to make the vagina tighter other than Kegel exercises. One of them is undergoing vaginal tightening surgery. One should confirm this in case of extreme vaginal looseness. 

  • Post-surgery care of Vaginoplasty

    Post-surgery care

    Post-surgery care of Vaginoplasty
    • The patient must refrain from using tampons or anything involving insertion during the period cycle. The surgeons advise using only soft, absorbent sanitary pads instead. 
    • The patients must not engage in stretching or high-intensity physical exercises as the vaginal walls are still recovering after the surgery. The patient must not exert or even bend excessively as it can rupture the stitches, causing bleeding and collection of blood around the wound.
    • Avoid using vaginal washes, lotions, and soaps around the vaginal area until the site recovers completely. Consult with your gynecologist if you’re want to use vaginal products. 
    • Long showers baths and over-exposure in water (swimming pool) can foster bacterial or fungal infections. 
    • It is mandatory to complete the full course of your medications prescribed by your surgeon for a faster and smoother recovery. Maintain a healthy diet and consume less spicy food that does not strain your genitals or let yourself get dehydrated. 

When to consult a doctor for Vaginoplasty?

You can consult the doctor any time you want. The age limit for vaginoplasty is a minimum of 18 years. If you want to undergo the procedure, you can approach the gynecologist who will guide you through the best course of the procedure. The reasons to undergo vaginoplasty can be cosmetic as well as clinical. If you’re experiencing sudden urinary leakage, sexual dissatisfaction, or are prone to pelvic area collapse, you should consult the doctor.

Questions to ask your doctor

How many surgeries has the doctor performed over their entire career?
What are common patient experiences after the surgery?
Should I get a second opinion regarding the surgery?
What is the best time to get the surgery before the wedding?
What are some common pre-surgery I must follow?
Will I feel the tightness right after the surgery?
How can I ensure a smooth recovery with effective results?

Treatment options & cost - Vaginoplasty

Non-surgical methods for vaginal tightening include home remedies that are considered effective to an extent where the vaginal opening is not significantly loose. However, the effectiveness of non-surgical treatment may not produce the desired result always and therefore, surgical procedure is the only way to achieve long-term results. One such method is laser vaginal tightening. Laser vaginal tightening is done when the vaginal looseness is not significant and does not require a major surgical procedure. 

Laser vaginal tightening – It is a painless procedure for vaginal tightening that may take around 20 to 30 minutes depending upon the condition of the patient and the surgical expertise of the surgeon. Laser vaginal tightening includes a laser diode that is inserted in the cervical opening. The heat from the laser diode regenerates the cells in the vaginal walls accelerating the cell rejuvenation. This procedure attempts to change the appearance of the vagina to make it look younger. If laser vaginoplasty is done for medical reasons, it can treat vaginal laxity, enhance sexual functioning, improve mild pelvic organ prolapse, and treat urinary incontinence. 

Insurance coverage of Vaginoplasty

Insurance coverage - Vaginoplasty

There is no such insurance coverage for a vaginoplasty since it is a cosmetic procedure and not a medical necessity. Cosmetic surgeries are usually not covered under health insurance. However, it can depend on the type of your insurance provider and the terms and conditions set by them.

Insurance coverage of Vaginoplasty
Recovery rate of Vaginoplasty

Recovery rate of Vaginoplasty

The recovery after vaginoplasty takes around 5-7 weeks for complete results. The gynaecologists or cosmetic surgeons will prescribe some medications along with diet charts to ease the pain after surgery. However, it is suggested that you have a well-balanced and fluid-rich diet for a fast and smoother recovery. Some of the dietary recommendations may include –

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Juices
  • Milk 
  • Dry fruits

Patients often experience little constipation initially after the procedure due to anesthesia. Surgeons and gynecologists often recommend a fibrous diet to ease the passage of stools. Moreover, it is usually recommended that you take a light laxative and avoid spicy and cold food.

Recovery rate of Vaginoplasty

FAQ around Vaginoplasty

Is vaginoplasty surgery painful?

No, vaginoplasty is not a painful procedure since it is done under anesthesia. However, there may be a slight pull, stretch followed by some itching, and discomfort after the surgery as the effects of anesthesia wear off. These are temporary and can resolve within a few days after medical prescriptions and rest.

What is the duration of vaginoplasty surgery?

The standard OT time of vaginoplasty can be anywhere around 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the condition of the patient and the surgical expertise of the gynecologist. If the procedure is done for a cosmetic procedure, it may take less time as compared to vaginoplasty for clinical correction.

Does vaginoplasty leave any scars

Vaginoplasty does not leave any scars. However, the surgeons use dissolvable sutures, which can disappear within a week or so after the surgery. An expert and experienced cosmetic surgeon will generally ensure no scars after the surgery.

I am a 54 years old woman. Can I have vaginoplasty?

Yes, you can undergo vaginoplasty surgery. There is no age restriction, and the surgery is advisable once your family is complete. 

Is vaginoplasty effective as a cosmetic procedure?

Yes, vaginoplasty is a very effective surgery. The effectiveness of the surgery depends on the desired results, which may vary from patient to patient. However, vaginoplasty does not only make your vagina look aesthetically younger but also serves clinical purposes.

Will I have to undergo vaginoplasty again after a year or two?

Vaginoplasty can reconstruct your vagina back to its original state for multiple years. Vaginal laxity is a natural body process and causes looseness in the vaginal area due to body aging, vaginal childbirth, etc. Therefore, there is no such medication or non-surgical treatment that can ensure a permanent cure. If the patient follows post-recovery instructions and maintains a healthy lifestyle, vaginoplasty can be a great long-term solution for a loosened vagina.

Is vaginoplasty covered under insurance?

No, vaginoplasty is an aesthetic procedure that is not covered under health insurance. This is because vaginoplasty is more of an aesthetic procedure and not a medical necessity. Pristyn Care assists with insurance claims depending on the type of your health insurance and the terms and conditions set by them. 

What is the recovery duration for vaginoplasty?

The patient may take around 6-8 weeks after vaginoplasty to fully recover from the procedure. However, the patient may feel better with rest and medication. The patient can start resuming your basic activities and normal routine in over 3-5 days.

When can I have sex after the vaginoplasty procedure?

The patient must refrain from any type of insertion, including sexual activity, for at least 1-1.5 months after the surgery. Since vaginoplasty leads to minor stitches around your vaginal wall, the procedure leaves the surgical site very sensitive and can lead to tearing because of penetration. Penetration before complete recovery can lead to internal bleeding, infections, and multiple gynecological complications.

Advantages of choosing Pristyn Care for vaginoplasty 

Pristyn Care is a full-stack healthcare provider that is associated with multi-specialty hospitals and clinics across the country. We aim to simplify the process of accessing advanced procedures and surgeries for our patients at affordable rates. Pristyn Care has some of the best cosmetic surgeons and gynecologists with years of experience in aesthetic surgeries to ensure a very high success rate. Pristyn Care offers daycare surgery for vaginoplasty with faster recovery with almost no chances of complications. Some benefits of undergoing vaginoplasty at Pristyn Care are –

  • Highly experienced gynaecologists- We have an experienced team of experienced gynaecologists and fully trained cosmetic surgeons. The success rate of vaginoplasty at Pristyn Care is over 95%. Our gynaecologists offer comprehensive treatment to provide the best course of action. Our surgeons will fully inform you about the procedure, including the risks and complications involved with the vaginoplasty.
  • Confidentiality – Pristyn Care ensure confidentiality to all our patients who undergo vaginoplasty. This implies that we do not disclose the identity or any information of our patients who undergo vaginoplasty. 
  • Personal Care Buddy– Pristyn Care has a concept of ‘personal care buddy.’ Care buddy is our dedicated healthcare executive who assists with the paperwork and various formalities of the patient on the day of the surgery. 
  • Flexible payment options– Pristyn Care offers various modes of payments for vaginoplasty with no cost EMI. We also accept credit cards and cash payments for vaginoplasty surgery. 
  • Free pick-up and drop facility Pristyn Care ensures a free pick-up and drop facility for each patient within the city on the day of the surgery.
  • Free follow-up consultation- Our doctors provide free consultation post-recovery for a fast and smooth recovery. Recovery is an essential part of the surgery that contributes towards the success of the treatment. This is why health experts at Pristyn Care provide free follow-up consultation and diet charts to patients for a fast and smoother recovery. 
  • COVID-19 safe environment – Pristyn Care ensures proper sanitization of each clinic and OT area every time before each surgery to curb the spread of the COVID. At Pristyn, preventing the spread of COVID remains a top priority while consecutively maintaining good hygiene and seamless patient experience. 

 

How to book an appointment with Pristyn Care for vaginoplasty.

Pristyn Care has some of the best gynecologists who have had years of experience in vaginoplasty. Book an appointment with our gynecologists at Pristyn Care for a hymen repair surgery:

  • Fill out the patient form on our website www.pristyncare.com. Once the patient form is submitted, our team of medical coordinators will reach out to you at the earliest and fix an appointment with the gynecologist according to your schedule. 
  • You can also directly connect with our medical coordinators through the contact number on our website. Our medical coordinators will gather inputs from your end and respond to your query at the earliest. Further, they will connect you with the gynecologist near your area and book an appointment consecutively. 
  • You can also book an appointment through our Pristyn Care app. Our medical coordinators will arrange an offline or online consultation from gynecologists near your area at the earliest via video call, and a nominal consultation fee will be charged. 
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