What is cosmetic genital plastic surgery?

This surgery, also known as vaginoplasty, enhances the appearance of a woman’s genitals and corrects any congenital abnormalities in the vagina area that may cause discomfort during natural functions, like urination or menstruation as well as intercourse. This particular procedure is performed on the outer and inner labia of the vagina in order to reduce asymmetry or reduce their size offering a more harmonious look and improving their function. As a result patients every day life is significantly improve practically and aesthetically.

Who’s a good candidate?

A cosmetic genital plastic surgery concerns any healthy adult woman that is bothered by the size of her vagina;s outer or inner labia. Oversized labia often get twisted with clothes causing soreness and irritation and even more serious problems, like fungal or yeast infections as well as discomfort during intercourse. Women that wish to reconstruct their outer genitals after childbirth or because of vagianal laxity due to chronological ageing are also candidates for a vaginoplasty.

Facts I need to know

A vaginoplasty is a procedure that can be adjusted to each patient’s particular needs and the doctor chooses a personalised technique and approach each time. The surgery usually includes the resizing of the outer or the inner labia of the vagina. For that purppose the doctor removes skin and fat excess from the concerned areas. Incisions are made on the uppers part of the labia or on their sides but they are very small and sutured whith absorbable stitches. In some cases patients may wish to increase their labia’s size so the doctor performs a fat transfer procedure from another part or the body. Results must be natural and functional. The whole procedure doesn’t take more than 2 hours, it is performed under general or local anesthesia and sedation, in an organised clinic and patients don’t usually have to spend the night in the hospital.

Recovery Time

After the surgery patients will feel soreness and discomfrot on the area treated and they may even notice mild swelling and bruising. All symptoms are treated with medication and subside quickly. The most important thing during recovery is the vagina’s every day hygiene. The area’s cleansing is allowed 3 days after surgery and should be done very carefully, patients must be sure that the area has dried completely and they should also cleanse the area thouroughly after urination in order to avoid infections. Patients return to work about 1 week following the surgery but any activities that include friction (riding a bike, jogging and other physical activities) as well as sexual intercourse should be avoided for as long as the doctor instructs them. Results become visible as soon as the swelling subsides and they are permanent.

Doctor’s Remarks

The outer genital area is usually a taboo for women but it is an area of great importance, for every day life as well as for sexual and psychological health.
Come to my office to discuss whatever bothers you and find the solution that suits you.
We can also try, at the office, laser that tightents the vagina and treats vagina laxity that bothers women after chilbirth or during menopause.