Thirty years ago, a vaginoplasty was used to treat women with stress urinary incontinence but these women quickly discovered that it had a rather pleasant side effect: the vagina felt tighter thus increasing the amount of pleasure they experienced during sex.
Today, women are choosing to undergo vaginoplasty in order to tighten vaginas where muscle integrity has been compromised.
As a result of the aging process, the muscles of a woman’s vagina may begin to relax over time. When a woman gives birth, her vaginal canal is widened and her vaginal muscles experience extreme stress, often tearing during the process. These specific situations lead to decreased friction during sex.
Vaginoplasty removes excess vaginal tissue, repairs the supporting vaginal tissue and reduces the vaginal opening. Although Kegel exercises can also help tighten the muscles, the time it takes to see the full results is not conceivable. A vaginoplasty ultimately tones the vaginal muscles thus allowing for greater contraction strength and control during sex.
Vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal tightening) is becoming very popular with women all around the world. Vaginiplasty has become more prevalent in the media. There are both critics and advocates of the surgery who argue opposing points. Critics believe that vaginoplasty is unnecessary and unsafe, that the idea of a “designer vagina” is market driven and decreases individuality in women.
Advocates believe vaginoplasty is both an aesthetic and medical treatment that can increase a woman’s confidence. Advocates argue choice should be an important part of this controversial discussion.
Before you make any decisions you should seriously consider your reasons for vaginoplasty and weigh both the advantages and disadvantages of this plastic surgery.
Although it is a fairly direct procedure, your plastic surgeon still needs to make sure that you are a good candidate for vaginoplasty. You may want to have vanginoplasty for cosmetic purposes or for more functional and medical purposes. Either way, each situation should be thoroughly discussed with a surgeon.
Reasons for Vaginoplasty Surgery:
· Vagina feels loose or weak
· Sexual intercourse is not pleasurable because there is no friction or stimulation
· Pelvic pain
· Difficulty urinating or having stress urinary incontinence
· Compromised by childbirth, a woman wants to reverse the feel and look of her vagina
If you can relate to any of the above reasons, you are probably a good candidate for vaginoplasty. If your issues are slightly different, a vaginoplasty related procedure might be best for you. Some women have a combination of internal and external genital concerns.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of and shapes a woman’s vaginal lips. Speak to your plastic surgeon to see if you might be a good candidate for labiaplasty.
To be a good candidate for vaginoplasty, you need to be a healthy and well-balanced individual. You also need to have realistic expectations of the outcome of this treatment. Vaginoplasty can help you look and feel amazing but it does have its limitations.
There are things that it can achieve and things that it cannot. You may require alternative or additional treatments depending on your situation. If you have just given birth, you are not a good candidate for vaginoplasty. You will need to wait at least a year for your body to heal. By carrying out pelvic floor exercises during this time, some women find that they do not require surgery later.
Women whose vaginal muscles have been severely compromised still need and want treatment. Unfortunately, many women develop some form of pelvic floor disorder after they give birth and this often leads to incontinence.
You are considered to be a good candidate for vaginoplasty even if you have not had children. If you are planning on having children in the future, it is best to put aside your vaginoplasty until after childbirth.
Vaginoplasty has received some negative criticism in the media over the last few years. Women need to be able to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of this treatment before making an informed choice. Good candidates for vaginoplasty are women doing this for themselves and not as a result of pressure from others.
Before having surgery, you should make sure that you are aware of the vaginoplasty risks and side effects. To be a good candidate for vaginoplasty, your plastic surgeon will need to know that you understand and accept these potential complications.
Vaginoplasty Risks and Side Effects: Bleeding, bruising, loss of sensitivity, nerve damage, infection, temporary numbness, pigmentation changes, pain, scarring, excess scar tissue, hematoma, blood clotting, sexual dysfunction, adverse reaction to anesthetic.