Vaginoplasty is a procedure that works to restore your vagina to its previous form, reconstructing the vagina surgically or tightening the vaginal walls and stimulating collagen production using nonsurgical, minimally invasive means.
Patients often opt for vaginoplasty after bodily trauma such as child birth or pelvic organ prolapse, medically unpleasant side effects of aging like pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse or everyday activities, urinary incontinence, vaginal hypoplasia, vaginectomy after trauma or a malignant tumor, or congenital defects in the vagina, urethra, rectum.
Women who are otherwise fine with their bodies beyond self-esteem issues regarding their vagina may also benefit from vaginoplasty, though we always remind patients that vaginas of all shapes and sizes are perfectly normal and no one should feel embarrassed by the appearance of their vagina.
Before undergoing vaginoplasty, be sure to be honest with your doctor about your health and wellbeing. You’ll want to bring a detailed medical history, let your doctor know if you are seeing a therapist (as some patients are motivated to get surgery by lack of self-esteem), provide a list of medications you are taking in dosage amounts, and ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable and fully informed about your vaginoplasty procedure.
The information you’re provided with should paint a full picture of the preparation you need to do before the surgery (such as blood, urine, and pregnancy tests), what to expect during and after the surgery, safety risks and complications, and any other questions you might have.
Then, if your doctor determines that you’re an ideal candidate for vaginoplasty and you’re suffering from one of the above medical conditions, you are not pregnant or expecting to have any more children, and you have realistic expectations for the results of your vaginoplasty, you may experience benefits such as: relief from urinary incontinence, significantly reduced or eliminated vaginal pain or discomfort, renewed vaginal lubrication, and tighter-feeling vaginal tissues that may lead to an enhanced sexual experience.