What is vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty operations are one of the aesthetic operations for the inner genital area. It is applied by gynecologists. It is ensured that the vagina, which expands over time, is narrowed by surgical operation, returning to its former form. It can be counted among the reconstruction surgeries known as reconstructive. This enlargement, which occurs with the weakening of the vaginal muscles, may be accompanied by conditions such as vaginal flatulence or urinary incontinence in the future. Vaginoplasty operations also prevent these problems.
In order to need vaginoplasty, patients do not necessarily have to have given birth or be of advanced age. Vaginal aging is not just about the biological age of the patient. The amount of deformation of the region and the rate of susceptibility to deformation also affect this definition. Therefore, the age of the patient does not need to be above middle age in order to need the vaginal regeneration process.
Vaginoplasty is not just an operation to improve the quality of sexual life. The effect of vaginal relaxation can also be reflected in areas other than sexual life. First of all, it causes serious problems in the self-confidence of the patient. Because of the problems such as gas and urinary incontinence, patients have difficulty in social life. They try to stay away from movements that trigger gas and urinary incontinence. Exercising, lifting weights, sneezing, and even laughing are among these triggers. When all these are taken into consideration, it is revealed that vaginoplasty surgery greatly facilitates the life of patients.
What are the Advantages of Vaginoplasty?
During vaginoplasty, the vagina goes through a regeneration process, so to speak. While the enlarged vagina is narrowed, not only an aesthetic procedure is performed. The weak connective tissues in the vagina are strengthened. If there are other problems arising from the connective tissues, they can also be resolved. With the qualified shaping of the regions that increase sexual pleasure, the pleasure of sexuality increases. Problems such as urinary or fecal incontinence can also be intervened during these operations. Vaginal gas incontinence problems are greatly reduced. The patient’s self-confidence increases, and the worries about his social life are resolved. In particular, the sexual life, whose quality has increased, also strengthens the bond of couples to each other.
Vaginoplasty is a very easy operation to perform thanks to current health technologies. One of the biggest advantages is that the patient can be discharged immediately and recover quickly. Short operation time is another advantage. Patients can get rid of problems that affect a large part of their lives in a very short time. As long as there is no re-pregnancy after vaginoplasty, the rate of observing vaginal loosening due to aging is very low. At the same time, it is possible to perform other aesthetic operations in the vaginal area if it is suitable for the physician during a single operation.
If there are other abnormalities in the structure of the vagina that require intervention during the vaginoplasty operation, these can also be intervened. The incisions made in vaginoplasty operations are located inside the vagina. Therefore, there are no incisions and stitches on the abdomen or any other part of the body. One of the most attractive aspects of vaginoplasty is that it leaves no scars.
The fact that vaginal aesthetics has gained worldwide attention is one of the factors that reduces the hesitation of patients. This widely practiced practice also increases the confidence in the operation. Advantages such as short operation time, easy post-operative process, and easy adaptation to life also minimize the reservations of patients towards their environment.
How is Vaginoplasty Performed?
Vaginoplasty surgeries are performed by gynecologist physicians. Because, contrary to popular belief, vaginal aesthetics is not like any aesthetic operation. The operation is a surgical intervention. Therefore, operating room procedures are valid. The operation can be performed by numbing the lower part of the waist (epidural anesthesia). However, general anesthesia is generally preferred for the psychological comfort of the patient. Depending on the state of the anesthesia, the patient may need to come hungry or full.
If epidural anesthesia is in question, the patient should enter the operation full, and if general anesthesia is in question, the patient should go hungry. During the operation, the enlarged excess tissue is removed from the vagina. The loosened muscle tissue, if any, is tightened by surgical intervention. No incision is made in the abdomen during the operation. The incisions made remain inside the vaginal area. Therefore, complaints such as traces are not encountered very often. The rate of reduction is decided by the physician according to the patient’s history and the amount of enlargement. There is no change in the length of the vagina during the operation. Excess tissue is removed from the vagina and the vagina is narrowed with horizontal stitches. This procedure is usually done from the back wall of the vagina. The duration of the operation is shaped by the amount of reduction. However, it generally takes between 30 and 60 minutes. Dissolved stitches are dissolving stitches. There is no process such as removing stitches afterwards.
If the necessary care is taken after the vaginoplasty surgery, it passes without any problems. The form of the vagina can be preserved with protective measures to be taken after the vagina has recovered. Kegel exercises are one of these measures. Kegel exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles will help keep the connective tissue strong. Likewise, adopting a healthy lifestyle, maintaining nutrition and sleep patterns will also indirectly help protect the vaginal form, as it will reduce the aging process. However, if it is needed again, there is no harm in performing the vaginoplasty operation.
Is Vaginoplasty Necessary in All Situations?
The necessity of vaginoplasty is decided according to the patient’s complaints, demand and a simple examination by the physician. The narrowing rate is different according to the width of each vagina. As a result of a simple examination, it is decided to what extent a narrowing process will be applied to the ratio of expansion and deformation. Menstruation is not an obstacle to vaginoplasty. However, operation is not preferred during menstrual periods in terms of the comfort and hygiene of the patient.