Unhappy with the appearance and function of your vagina? If vaginal laxity (looseness of the vagina) has taken a heavy toll on your relationship, confidence, and overall quality of life, vaginoplasty is definitely worth considering.
Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that is aimed at restoring the tightness of vaginal muscles that have become loose or flaccid due to childbirth or aging.
If you’re contemplating getting a vaginoplasty, read to get a basic understanding of how you can prepare for it.
Preparing for Your Procedure
Vaginoplasty entails a long preparation. To help you adequately prepare for your procedure, your gynecologist will answer all of your questions about it, perform a comprehensive physical examination to ascertain you’re fit for the surgery, and provide you with preoperative instructions.
Your preoperative instructions will likely include the following:
- Stopping smoking for at least two months prior to your procedure;
- Avoiding taking certain anti-inflammatory and herbal medications, which can increase your risk of excessive bleeding, and
- Getting enough rest and hydration.
Since vaginoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure, your doctor will likely advise that you make prior arrangements to have someone drive you home afterward and stay with you for a night or two following your surgery.
Aftercare and Recovery
Your gynecological surgeon will set your expectations for how long your downtime will have to be. Your doctor will likely recommend that you be on bed rest within 24 hours following your procedure and return to work after a week.
You will be given detailed aftercare instructions, which likely include information about taking care of your drainage tubes, the type and level of activity that is safe for you, the symptoms you will likely experience (e.g., bruising and swelling and minor pain), and potential signs of complications.
Following all of the postoperative instructions your surgeon gave you is central to minimizing your risk of complications and ultimately ensuring your successful recovery.
As stated, you may return to work after a week, provided that your job does not involve strenuous physical activities. It usually takes a full six weeks to heal, albeit recovery varies among individuals.
Vaginoplasty in Bal Harbour, FL
At Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center, your comfort, safety, and overall experience are of utmost importance to us, and thus, you can trust that we will take all necessary measures to ensure we meet—and even exceed—your expectations. Dr. Joan Alvarez, our board-certified gynecologist, has performed numerous successful nonsurgical and surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures, and has helped thousands of women regain their confidence and revive their sexual intimacy. This means you’re in very good hands!
To be among Dr. Alvarez’s most satisfied patients, call us at (305) 981-0231 or use our secure form to request an appointment.