Often women who’ve experienced multiple childbirths, or in some cases, simply the act of aging can result in loose or weak vaginal muscles. Unlike most other procedures performed by a plastic surgeon vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation is not an aesthetic procedure – it is a functional procedure which aims to tighten of the inner and outer muscles and structures of the vagina. This procedure results in enhancing vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control.

What happens during Vaginoplasty Procedure?

While the details of this procedure will be discussed with Dr. Mang during your initial consultation, it is important to understand the primary goal of vaginal rejuvenationshutterstock_115199683 is to enhance sexual gratification for the patient and their partner. This is achieved by reducing the external diameter of the vagina thereby increasing friction experienced during intercourse. During the vaginoplasty procedure, an incision is made on the posterior floor of the vagina, after which a portion of the posterior vaginal wall is excised and the muscles are tightened.

How do I prepare for Vaginoplasty Surgery?

Before you undergo vaginoplasty you will need to have a consultation with Dr. Mang. He and his staff will spend time with you discussing your expectations for the procedure, giving you details of what can be achieved, and the risks associated with the surgery. Dr. Mang and his team will give you advice on how to prepare in the days leading up to you surgery. Vaginal surgeries cannot be performed when you are on your period, therefore it is very important that you plan your surgery around your cycle.

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  • Do not take Aspirin products containing Ibuprofen for two weeks before or after surgery. These medications thin the blood, interfere with normal blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. Instead, use medications containing acetaminophen, such as Tylenol.
  • Discontinue smoking for two weeks before and after surgery. Smoking constricts small blood vessels and inhibits the healing process.
  • Avoid alcohol for two weeks before and after surgery.
  • Decreasing salt intake will help diminish swelling after surgery.
  • Drink plenty of water to help flush toxins from your body.
  • Stop taking all vitamins and herbs two weeks prior to surgery.
  • Fill you prescriptions before your surgery date, especially pain and antibiotic medications your doctor has prescribed for this procedure.
  • Arrange for someone to take you home and to assist you for 24 hours after surgery.

What to expect after surgery?

Work: Most patients are back to work within a couple of days after vaginoplasty surgery. If a high level of activity is required for your job, speak to your doctor about a time frame that will be appropriate for you to return to work.

Discomfort: After the surgery some moderate discomfort can be expected. Pain medication prescribed by your surgeon can help minimize the discomfort. However if discomfort persists, contact your surgeon immediately.

Recovery: The recovery after vaginoplasty takes about one to two weeks. Some light bleeding may occur during the first day after surgery, and patients may feel a bit sore. Bruising and mild swelling may also occur but usually deminish within one to two days.

Results: Each patient heals and scars differently. It is vital to keep in mind that the results of this procedure vary from patient to patient. However most patients will enjoy their final result within six to twelve months.