Vaginoplasty Specialist

Marina OB/GYN

OB-GYNs & Cosmetic Gynecologists located in Marina Del Rey, CA & Hawthorne, CA

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 gynecologists Dr. Jamie Lipeles and Dr. Hope Vermaire perform vaginoplasties to restore and tighten lax vaginal tissue. Call Marina OB/GYN to schedule a consultation today or book one online.

Vaginoplasty Q & A

What is vaginoplasty?

A vaginoplasty, or posterior colporrhaphy, is a gynecological procedure designed to surgically tighten and restore the original appearance of vaginal tissue. 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.

What are the benefits of a vaginoplasty?

Undergoing vaginoplasty with Dr. Lipeles or Dr. Vermaire provides you with numerous benefits, such as:

  • Reduced vaginal laxity
  • Tighter vaginal tissue
  • Improvements in sexual function
  • Better sexual satisfaction

After you recover from surgery, you’ll experience a tighter vaginal canal and more confidence in the bedroom.

How can I prepare for surgery?

Your provider lets you know how to prepare for a vaginoplasty, which might include doing the following several weeks before or after your procedure:

  • Avoid certain dietary supplements
  • Steer clear of smoking and other tobacco products
  • Don’t take aspirin
  • Stop hormone therapy
  • Do a bowel prep the day before surgery

A bowel prep helps clear your colon of stool. Your doctor might also recommend undergoing permanent laser hair removal near your perineum prior to surgery.

What should I expect during the procedure?

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 remaining tissue using strong sutures.

What happens after a vaginoplasty?

After your vaginoplasty, you might experience the following symptoms:

  • Deep aching
  • Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

These symptoms are temporary. You’re instructed to avoid wearing tampons and having intercourse for about eight weeks after the procedure. You might require temporary catheter and vaginal packing while vaginal tissue heals.

Your cosmetic gynecologist may instruct you to perform vaginal rinses and dilate your vagina daily to prevent narrowing. The total recovery time for a vaginoplasty is usually 6-8 weeks.

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.