Being unhappy with the appearance or function of your genital area can drastically hinder your quality of life and confidence in the bedroom.
At Marina OB/GYN in Marina Del Rey and Hawthorne, California, cosmetic gynecologist Dr. Jamie Lipeles performs vaginoplasties to restore and tighten lax vaginal tissue.
A vaginoplasty, or posterior colporrhaphy, is a gynecological procedure designed to surgically tighten and restore the original appearance of vaginal tissue. This procedure is a type of vaginal rejuvenation that is common after women have given birth. In addition, it may help treat pelvic organ prolapse.
If you are concerned by the appearance or functionality of the female genital organs, then undergoing vaginoplasty with Dr. Lipeles provides you with numerous benefits, such as:
At Marina OB/GYN, we have helped hundreds of women improve the way they feel about their feminine parts as a result of vaginal rejuvenation. Our mission is restoring a woman’s confidence using the latest medical procedures so that you can lead the life you want without feeling held back by uncomfortable or potentially embarrassing feminine problems.
One of the most common reasons women choose to have vaginoplasty is to tighten the vagina canal after giving birth. Bearing a child is known to loosen the vaginal walls in order to make room for the baby. This can lead to diminished sensuality for many women that are used to a sensation of tightness during penetrative intercourse. It can hinder a woman’s confidence and be a source of discomfort.
Vaginal tightening can greatly improve a women’s self-esteem by restoring the vaginal canal and opening to the condition it was in prior to having a child. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with labiaplasty, a surgical form of vaginal rejuvenation that shortens the length of the labia minora or majora, the outmost part of a female’s genitalia. This area also stretches or lengthens as a result of pregnancy or hormonal changes. Some women notice enlarged labia after puberty as well. There is no right or wrong way for the genitalia to look. However, tightening the vagina and improving the exterior appearance helps many women experience more satisfaction in terms of aesthetics and intercourse.
When you arrive at the surgical center for a vaginoplasty, you're given local or general anesthesia based on your preference and what your surgeon recommends. Your doctor surgically eliminates extra skin from the inside of your vagina and tightens the remaining tissue using strong sutures.
During a vaginoplasty, your OB/GYN surgeon brings separated vaginal muscles back together and removes extra skin from the back of your vagina for a more pleasing aesthetic appearance. This helps to tighten the vaginal canal. Dissolvable stitches are generally used to close the skin. The patient undergoes general anesthesia so that the operation itself is painless. In some cases, a local anesthesia may be used along with oral or intravenous sedation.
For patients that undergo general anesthesia, it is imperative that a friend or family member is present at the time of surgery in order to drive the patient home. Grogginess is a normal side effect of general anesthesia and may last for up to 24 hours. Driving is off limits during this time, until the effects wear away fully. After you recover from surgery, you'll experience a tighter vaginal canal and more confidence in the bedroom.
You're instructed to avoid wearing tampons and having intercourse for about eight weeks after the procedure. You might require a temporary catheter and vaginal packing while vaginal tissue heals.
The total recovery time for vaginoplasty is usually 6-8 weeks. Physically demanding activities should be limited during this time in order to facilitate healing. Your cosmetic gynecologist may instruct you to perform vaginal rinses and dilate your vagina daily to prevent narrowing. While dilating may be uncomfortable at first for some patients, it is a vital part of the recovery process. A full list of aftercare instructions will be provided to you prior to undergoing the procedure. If you have any questions regarding vaginoplasty recovery time or aftercare, Dr. Lipeles is happy to answer questions. It is our goal to ensure you are comfortable and confident in your decision to have vaginal tightening.
It is important to rest during this time, drink plenty of water, and eat healthy foods to facilitate healing. Nicotine products and alcohol use may hinder healing.
Attending all follow-up appointments with Dr. Lipeles allows your surgeon to monitor healing and check for signs of infection. At Marina OB/GYN, patient safety always comes first. Many women find it helpful to have help from family members in the early stages of healing. Since mobility will be limited at first, it is beneficial to have assistance with childcare duties and basic household tasks such as cleaning and preparing meals. Don't let vaginal laxity hinder your quality of life or ruin your self-confidence in the bedroom. Schedule a vaginoplasty consultation with a provider at Marina OB/GYN by phone or online today. Our office provides discreet services to women in a comfortable and welcoming space.