Giving birth is a wonderous and unbelievably rewarding experience for a woman. However, it can cause some changes in your anatomy you weren’t counting on. Your vagina may not be as tight or sensitive to sexual stimulation as it was before pregnancy, depriving you of not only sexual satisfaction but also your self-esteem.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Vaginoplasty is a reconstructive surgical procedure that can help tighten the tissues and inner walls of the vagina and restore it to its pre-pregnancy condition – both visually and functionally – and, in the process, help alleviate the physiological and psychological distress you might experience with post-partum changes.
Let’s talk about how vaginoplasty works, and where you can go in North Miami to have this revitalizing procedure done for yourself.
How Vaginoplasty Can Help
Also known as “vaginal reconstruction” or “vaginal rejuvenation,” vaginoplasty is a popular genital plastic surgery procedure that is designed to restore a tighter feeling and improved sexual satisfaction for both women and their partners. In fact, vaginoplasty is the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in the U.S., according to data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
In addition to repairing the anatomical trauma that results from childbirth, vaginoplasty helps tighten the muscles in the area – enabling you to have more pleasurable sensations during sex.
Based on your anatomy and individual needs, there are several methods your surgeon may use. During the procedure, excess tissue along the vaginal lining is removed. The opening of your vagina and the size of your vaginal muscles are also reduced to achieve a tightening effect. Your OB/GYN surgeon may also recommend other procedures, such as clitoral hood reduction, labiaplasty, perineal scar revision, and/or vulvar fat grafting to create true vaginal rejuvenation and reconstruction.
What Is Recovery Like After Vaginoplasty?
Recovery from genital plastic surgery is relatively comfortable, requiring rest and relaxation to ensure a smooth and speedy healing process. A covered ice pack is recommended to help minimize swelling, and it should be applied to the area every 20 minutes during your waking hours within the first 24-72 hours. Pain medication is also prescribed to minimize any lingering discomfort.
Over the next several days, it is important to maintain total cleanliness and personal hygiene to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination to the surgical area. Your OB/GYN surgeon will explain how to carefully take daily showers, and always wash your hands before and after coming into contact with your genital area.
Swelling of the labia is normal for the first six weeks following the surgery. If this occurs, keep applying ice as needed, and the swelling will eventually subside.
In the meantime, you should be able to return to work or your normal activities within a week following your procedure. Also, you should be able to resume sexual activity after four to six weeks unless instructed otherwise by your OB/GYN doctor.
Genital Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida
Here at Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center, our board-certified OB/GYNs are highly trained and experienced in performing genital plastic surgery. We take every precaution to make sure your surgery is as painless and safe as possible. We also realize that vaginal reconstruction is a delicate issue for many women, which is why we guide you through the process with personalized and friendly care.
To learn more about genital plastic surgery, vaginoplasty, and other vaginal rejuvenation options, contact Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center today at (305) 981-0231 or fill out our online appointment request form to arrange a private consultation. We look forward to being your healthcare partner!