What is the Purpose of Vaginoplasty?
Procedures that aim tighten and narrow the vagina are performed to meet needs of tightening and narrowing the vagina that has loosened and enlarged due to reasons whatsoever. Vaginal tightening poses positive influences on both men and women. Besides, the procedure ensures elimination of poorly healed delivery scars and better aesthetic appearance of the vagina. Vaginoplasty boosts self-confidence of women and facilitates sexual satisfaction. Even if the person is nullipar or has never given a childbirth, elasticity can be lost due to frequent sexual intercourse.
How is Vaginoplasty Performed?
Vaginoplasty tightens vaginal inlet and vaginal canal. In addition to this surgery, volume of inner labia (labia minora) is reduced, outer labia (labia majora) are augmented and mons pubis is recontoured. The procedure is carried out under general anesthesia and it takes approximately 1 hour. No visible scar remains in genital region. Pain is not a matter of concern in vaginoplasty procedures as long as the procedure is performed by professional and experienced specialists. It is better that the woman is not in the period in perioperative period. Labioplasty (inner labia aesthetics) can also be combined with vaginoplasty. Labioplasty is the procedure of reducing and shortening the inner labia. Abnormally sagging inner labia are visually irritating for women and may cause aesthetic concerns. Besides, sagging inner labia may result in pain during sexual intercourse and difficulty urination. Labioplasty plays a major role in preventing those problems and regaining the aesthetic appearance.
Personal hygiene is important factor in postoperative period of vaginoplasty and it is also necessary to follow recommendations of your doctor. Patient can engage in work activities after the second day. Sexual abstinence is recommended depending on the type of surgery performed. Patients can take a bath 1 day after the procedure. Although the surgery does not cause a severe pain, patients may experience pain, swelling and mild spotting for several days. Genital aesthetic surgery is not a contraindication for delivery. However, in case of spontaneous vaginal delivery, vagina will re-enlarge.
This type of surgeries ensure positive advancements in sexual life of patients and their partners, but there are many other factors that mediate sexual drive and desire in human. Sexual aesthetic surgeries, such as vaginal tightening, intend boosting sexual pleasure rather than regulating sexual drive. Since sexual dysfunctions have many psychological and genetic etiologies, one should not expect to solve all sexual problems with this type of surgeries.