Dr. Maryann Prewitt at HealthWellnessMD is pleased to offer vaginoplasty for women in the Dallas, Texas area seeking changes in the appearance or feel of their vagina. Changes may be due to factors such as stretching or looseness from childbirth or aging, injuries or illness and genetic abnormalities.
Vaginoplasty Q & A
What is vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty is a surgical or laser procedure typically used to “tighten” the vagina once it has become loose due to aging or childbirth. It’s one of numerous cosmetic procedures collectively called “vaginal rejuvenation.” It can also be conducted as a reparative or reconstructive surgery when the vagina has been injured from disease or trauma.
What happens during the procedure?
Vaginoplasty may be performed with lasers, which use concentrated beams of light to destroy and remove tissue, or through surgery. In either case, Dr. Prewitt will remove the portions of the vaginal lining and surrounding tissue and tighten your vaginal muscles. You will likely be under local anesthesia potentially with additional sedation.
Is it safe?
Like all cosmetic procedures and surgeries, vaginoplasty may cause side effects or complications After the procedure you may experience loss of sensation, infection, ongoing pain, bleeding or scarring. Having the procedure performed by an experienced surgeon like Dr. Prewitt can help lower the risks. Dr. Prewitt can also help determine whether you’re a good candidate.
How long does it take?
Vaginoplasty itself only takes about 1-2 hours, but recovery takes longer. Within a few days, you should be able to walk comfortably. Within 4-6 weeks you can resume exercise and sexual intercourse. During this time any bruising and discomfort will dissipate.
Can I have vaginoplasty with labiaplasty?
Vaginoplasty can often be combined with labiaplasty, which reshapes the vaginal lips. If you desire both procedures having them combined brings the benefits of only one need for anesthesia and surgery, as well as one period of recovery time.
Who should not have vaginoplasty?
The decision to have vaginoplasty or not is a very personal. Dr. Prewitt can help you weigh out the potential benefits and risks. The procedure isn’t recommended for women planning to have children. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Prewitt at HealthWellnessMD to find out if vaginoplasty is right for you.