If you’re concerned about vaginal laxity, vaginoplasty is an effective vaginal rejuvenation surgery to tighten and restore your vaginal muscles and tissue. Andrey Petrikovets, MD, FACOG, with offices in Los Angeles and Glendale, California, provides expert vaginoplasty procedures for women of all ages. Call Dr. Petrikovets today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about vaginoplasty and find out if it’s right for you.
Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens and restores your vaginal muscles. It also removes extra mucosal tissue from the back and sides of your vagina. Vaginoplasty is a reconstructive procedure to address vaginal laxity, prolapse, and other vaginal health issues. It’s an alternative to ablative treatments that use heat to coagulate and tighten your vaginal tissue.
Your vaginal tissue and pelvic floor undergo a lot of physical stress during pregnancy and childbirth. Additionally, the hormonal changes of menopause can cause vaginal atrophy, which makes your vaginal tissue weak and dry. These changes contribute to vaginal laxity.
Vaginal laxity and overall pelvic floor weakness contribute to incontinence and can interfere with your sexual experience. Both of these situations can negatively impact your self-confidence and quality of life.
Vaginoplasty can restore your vaginal tissue. Please note that sexual desire is highly personalized and complex. Vaginoplasty can enhance the sexual sensation, but you may need additional support to restore desire. Talk to Dr. Petrikovets about your concerns for customized advice and support.
Vaginoplasty is usually an outpatient surgical procedure. Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Petrikovets may provide general anesthesia or IV sedation with a local anesthetic during the surgery.
While you are comfortably numb and asleep, Dr. Petrikovets marks the vaginal tissue that needs to be removed before using special surgical tools to cut away a wedge of excess tissue from inside your vagina. He finishes by closing the incision site with dissolvable sutures.
When Dr. Petrikovets releases you, he provides customized aftercare instructions and prescriptions to manage any discomfort and prevent infection. It’s normal to have some pain after surgery, but with medication and ice packs, you should be able to reduce any discomfort.
You should plan on taking a week or two off work to recover. Also, you should avoid sexual intercourse and tampons for at least eight weeks after your vaginoplasty. You have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Petrikovets to check your recovery and provide additional services and advice.
If you’re interested in vaginoplasty, call Dr. Petrikovets or make an appointment online today to learn more.