If you have concerns about vaginal laxity or pelvic organ prolapse, vaginoplasty might be right for you. The skilled medical staff at Marina OB/GYN in Marina Del Rey, Hawthorne, South Gate, Long Beach, Torrance/ Gardena, Carson & East Los Angeles, CA, provides expert vaginoplasty procedures to help repair your issues, which can offer many benefits, including boosting your self-esteem. To learn more, call the friendly staff today or make an appointment online by clicking on the contact page.

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What is vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens and restores the function and appearance of your vaginal tissue. This is a common procedure for women who have given birth. It addresses issues like vaginal laxity, pelvic organ prolapse, and other vaginal health issues.

Am I a candidate for vaginoplasty?

If you have birthed a child or children vaginally and have experienced the loosening of your vaginal walls as a result, vaginoplasty might be right for you.

For many women, when they go through childbirth, their vaginal walls loosen to make room for the baby to come through the birth canal. You might also experience hormonal changes during menopause that can cause vaginal atrophy, making your vaginal tissue dry and weak.

For some, this can lead to a lack of tightness and lubrication that causes you to lose a pleasurable sensation during intercourse. Not only does this issue cause dissatisfaction, but it can also hinder your confidence.

During your consultation at Marina OB/GYN, talk to your provider about your concerns to find out if vaginoplasty might be a solution. They can give you the guidance and answers you need.

What can I expect during vaginoplasty?

The procedure is typically outpatient. Depending on your needs and desires, you receive local or general anesthesia. While you remain comfortable, your surgeon marks the vaginal tissue that needs to be removed.

During your procedure, they remove excess tissue and repair separated muscles. Next, they close the incision site with dissolvable sutures.

What is the vaginoplasty recovery process like?

If you undergo general anesthesia, you must have someone drive you home after your procedure for safety reasons.

For about eight weeks during your recovery, your after-care instructions may include:

  • Avoid wearing tampons
  • Don’t have intercourse
  • Perform vaginal rinses
  • Limit physically demanding activities

To facilitate your healing, abstain from nicotine and alcohol while recovering. You should also drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet. In addition, be sure to attend your follow-up appointments with your doctor to ensure a successful outcome.

To find out if vaginoplasty is right for you, schedule a consultation at Marina OB/GYN by calling or booking your appointment online today.