If your sexual enjoyment is limited or impaired due to the laxity of vaginal wall muscles, consider a vaginoplasty procedure to restore natural vaginal function and enjoyment. Contact Dr. Olga Bachilo, a female plastic surgeon at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, to learn more about how you can recover natural sexual sensation and sensitivity with this simple and effective treatment.
Vaginoplasty in Houston, TX
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What Is Vaginoplasty?
While it may not be easy to discuss, many women experience difficulty, embarrassment, or sexual frustration due to lax vaginal walls, and general loss of elasticity in the skin of the genital region. Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure to reconstruct and rejuvenate the vaginal opening and walls. Vaginoplasty, or surgical vaginal rejuvenation, tightens the muscles of the vaginal wall, reduces the diameter of the vaginal opening, and tightens the vaginal skin to increase sensitivity and rejuvenate the look and function of the vagina. Many women report enhanced sexual pleasure in both partners following vaginoplasty.
Reasons to Consider Vaginoplasty
Laxity of vaginal wall muscles may occur as a consequence of excessive stretching during childbirth or may be a result of sexual trauma, genetics, or simply the aging process. In many women, vaginal laxity causes embarrassment and/or sexual dissatisfaction. While Kegel exercises may help strengthen vaginal muscles in some patients, this approach may not be sufficient to produce the desired tightness and rejuvenation to restore normal and healthy sexual function and sensitivity.
The decision to undergo vaginal rejuvenation is highly personal. Most women seek vaginal rejuvenation to treat the following conditions:
- Laxity of vaginal walls after childbirth. Many women experience laxity of the vaginal wall muscles and decreased sexual sensitivity as a result of giving birth vaginally, and this may affect their intimate relationships.
- A vaginal canal that is too wide. As women age, the muscles of the vaginal wall may become naturally weak and flaccid, as a consequence of hormonal fluctuations, sexual activity, and genetics. This vaginal laxity may decrease sexual pleasure for both partners.
- Damage to self-esteem and self-confidence. Many women are embarrassed by vaginal wall laxity and an aged and flaccid appearance in the genitalia. Vaginoplasty not only improves their sexual sensitivity and pleasure but also uplifts their self-confidence by knowing that increased vaginal tightness provides increased pleasure for their sexual partner.
When to Consider Vaginoplasty
If you’re thinking about vaginoplasty, you should be in good health and not pregnant. Following childbirth, a waiting period of about one year is recommended before considering this procedure, to give your muscles the opportunity of tightening naturally during that period, while also allowing your body to fully recover from childbirth. Vaginoplasty is normally not recommended for women who desire to become pregnant again in the future, as surgery results may be affected by childbirth.
Whatever your reasons for considering vaginoplasty, you can trust Dr. Bachilo to provide skilled and compassionate care as you undergo this delicate and sensitive procedure. Dr. Bachilo is skilled and specialized in these delicate procedures and performs them regularly.
Sex After Vaginoplasty
Dr. Bachilo recommends that you rest and recover for about a week after vaginoplasty, and abstain from sexual intercourse for about 6 weeks after your surgery in order to ensure optimal healing. Here is a case where your patience will pay off and you will be pleasantly rewarded for waiting for the necessary time period.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Vaginoplasty is a surgical vaginal tightening procedure designed to address vaginal laxity that may be a result of vaginal delivery or aging. In surgery, loose vaginal muscles are sutured back together to produce a tighter more toned vagina.
The ideal candidate for vaginal tightening surgery is a woman who is in good overall health looking to improve her vaginal tone.
Yes, there are less invasive treatments to address vaginal laxity available in Houston. Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments include radiofrequency and laser devices. Radiofrequency devices such as ThermiVa, Ultra Femme 360 and Votiva can help improve vaginal elasticity with no downtime through gentle heating of tissues. Additionally, lasers such as MonaLisa Touch, FemiLift and CORE Intima can increase vaginal tissue collagen production and thus make a significant improvement to laxity but with a little longer recovery time.
Vaginoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia, but occasionally can be done under sedation and local anesthesia.
Dr. Bachilo generally performs vaginoplasty surgery in a surgery center or a hospital in Houston, Bellaire or Sugar Land location. She sees patients for vaginoplasty from the greater Houston area including Pearland, Katy, Sugar Land, and the Woodlands.
Vaginoplasty surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform and is done as an outpatient surgery.
The incision for vaginoplasty is positioned on the back wall of the vaginal canal where the muscles separate and need repair.
The scar is on the back wall of the vagina and there are no external scars. Vaginal tissue generally heals very well with minimal scarring.
There is mild discomfort associated with vaginal surgery and it is well controlled with oral pain medications.
In addition to usual risks associated with any surgery such as bleeding, bruising and infection, vaginoplasty also carries a risk of having a painful scar. This can cause pain with intercourse. Vaginoplasty also carries a risk of having a vagina that is too tight. All of these complications can be resolved with additional therapies if occur.
Recovery is generally about 5-7 days.
Mild bleeding or spotting is normal after vaginal surgery. Some swelling and tenderness are normal. Discomfort is well controlled with oral pain medications. You will be given detailed instructions on post-operative care and how to keep the surgical site clean.
Most patients are able to return to work or school in about one week after surgery.
You should refrain from any strenuous activity for about two weeks after surgery to allow for adequate healing.
You should refrain from sexual intercourse for four weeks following vaginoplasty surgery to allow for maximal healing.
You will see results immediately after surgery, however, there will be swelling immediately after surgery.
We offer surgery financing through CareCredit in our Houston office.
Vaginoplasty cost in Houston averages between $5,500 and $7,000. The price will vary depending on the type of anesthesia administered during procedure and the facility in which procedure is performed.
Most often insurance plans do not cover vaginoplasty surgery as it is considered a cosmetic procedure.
Non-surgical treatments such as ThermiVa work well for most women looking to improve their vaginal laxity, but not all. Surgical treatment with vaginoplasty can produce a more dramatic and predictable result for individuals with significant vaginal laxity.
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