Maybe you can no longer feel your partner that well during vaginal intercourse. Maybe loose muscling in the pelvic floor causes urinary incontinence when you laugh too hard or sneeze. Maybe you think your private parts are unattractive. Whatever the reason, vaginoplasty can peel back the years and restore your vagina back to its pre-childbirth or less loose state, or give it the appearance you always desired.
Also known as vaginal tightening, vaginal rejuvenation brings back the muscle tone the vagina loses through childbirth or aging. The procedure itself generally takes less than two hours for the surgeon to perform. During the surgery, the surgeon shortens those stretched tissues and removes excess skin. If a woman wants a total pubic area makeover, she may opt for a labiaplasty at the same time. Labiaplasty lessens the length of the labia minora, resulting in a more pleasing look. This surgery is also performed when a woman’s enlarged labia interferes with sex, athletics or dressing – the infamous “camel toe.” If enlarged labia made you reluctant to wear a bathing suit, here’s your fix. Since these are considered cosmetic surgeries – with some exceptions – expect to pay out of pocket rather have your insurance cover the costs.
Mothers who gave birth vaginally will find vaginoplasty recovery somewhat similar. While patients can resume most non-sexual activities within a week after the surgery, it really boils down to the nature of those activities. Forget riding a bike or horse for several weeks. For the first month, you must stay out of a bathtub or swimming pool. Wear pads rather than tampons during your period.
Ask with any surgery, there are always some risks. If redness and swelling persist past the first week, or if a fever develops, contact your doctor to ensure you don’t have an infection.
While improving their sex life is a major impetus behind most women’s decisions to undergo vaginal rejuvenation, they must wait a while before actually engaging in vaginal sex post-surgery. Expect to wait at least six weeks before resuming intercourse, and that’s after the doctor gives the OK. Prepare for pain and make sure you have lots of lubrication on hand for the first time. Pain-free, enjoyable intercourse may not occur for a couple of weeks after you get re-started, but smooth sailing should occur past that time.
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