Childbirth can cause changes to the sensation a woman and her partner feel during sex. Labor can push the pelvic muscles out of place, increasing the width of a woman’s vagina to the point where being intimate feels different or not as pleasurable as it did before. Aging and genetics may also result in a woman having a wider vaginal canal and opening.Vaginoplasty is a common and effective surgery that decreases the diameter of the vagina. Dr. Brady has performed this procedure for thousands of patients, helping women in Dallas recapture the sensation of intimacy. She frequently combines vaginoplasty with surgical techniques to resolve incontinence, which is a frequent side effect of childbirth.
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Exploring Options with Vaginoplasty
Comparing Vaginoplasty to Non-Surgical Solutions
Women’s Wellness Institute is the only physician-led practice in Dallas that specializes in sexual health and cosmetic gynecology. As a result of her expertise, Dr. Brady can offer different treatments based on a patient’s needs, including both surgical and non-surgical approaches.
Vaginoplasty repositions the pelvic muscles and tightens the vaginal canal and opening. As a result, it offers very effective and permanent improvement for women with moderate to severe needs.
For women who have less severe vaginal relaxation, Dr. Brady may instead recommend a non-surgical method. Votiva® is a well-established treatment that uses bi-polar radiofrequency energy to heat the vaginal tissue gently. This process can stimulate the development of natural collagen, which makes the skin firmer and more elastic. Increased tightness can improve sensation during sex without the recovery time that surgery requires.
“My results are great & I can’t imagine going through this with anyone but her.”
– A.P. FROM DALLAS, TX
What to Expect with Vaginoplasty
Before having a vaginoplasty, patients will come to Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas for a pre-operative appointment. Our staff will answer any additional questions that they have and send them home with prescriptions and resources to promote a comfortable recovery. Out-of-town patients can schedule their visits with the practice in a way that minimizes travel.
- Bring the underlying pelvic muscles back into position.
- Tighten both the vaginal canal and vaginal opening.
- Close the surgery with dissolvable stitches that should go away within 4-6 weeks.
“The office staff were excellent in preparing and explaining the entire process. There were in close contact with me pre and post op. Dr. Brady is very professional and personable. She puts you at ease.”
– Happy Patient
“Thank you all so much for everything you have done! This experience has been wonderful from the very first call. Your staff is amazing and I couldn’t be happier. I received the bouquet of flowers today and it was just icing on the cake! Once again, thanks for being a phenomenal team!!!”
Recovery After Vaginoplasty
Because vaginoplasty is an internal surgery that affects the muscles, patients will need time to recuperate from their procedure. Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas will provide them with several medications to improve their comfort during this process. This includes medicine to limit muscle spasms in the pelvic and rectal area, which are the most common side effect.
Additionally, we will ask patients to lift nothing heavier than 10 pounds until they receive medical clearance. Women who have vaginoplasty will wear a catheter for 3-4 days to drain their urine, after which point, they will return to our office to see if they are ready to have the catheter removed. Altogether, patients can expect 1-2 weeks away from work and normal activities.
Local patients will return to Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas for three-week and six-week appointments. Out-of-town patients may be able to have the latter three-week appointment by phone or video chat. At six weeks, Dr. Brady will talk with patients about the steps they can take to get the most from their surgery. Common advice she will share includes:
- Doing special stretching exercises before becoming sexually active again.
- Massaging estrogen cream into the vagina to soften the surgical site and to dilate the blood vessels.
- Reintroducing intercourse slowly at first. It is normal for penetration to be difficult or not possible the first time after vaginoplasty, and it may take up to six weeks of intercourse before tenderness from surgery goes away.