When you first hear the words “vaginal tightening surgery” what comes to mind is usually a woman with labiaplasty. However, tightening the vagina is not limited to only those patients needing labiaplasty, as this procedure can also be performed on patients with normal skin profiles. In fact, in many cases, labiaplasty is actually recommended for patients with flaccid or thin labia.
Why is Vaginal Tightening Surgery so Popular? Even though labiaplasty and other female genital procedures are commonly performed on both men and women, they still differ slightly in terms of their popularity. The best candidate for labiaplasty with vaginal rejuvenation procedures is typically a woman who has her tubes tied back and isn’t at risk for anymore complications after childbirth, because it reduces the risk of injury to the muscular tissue that surrounds the vagina.
Another reason why labiaplasty is a popular procedure is because it minimizes the possibility of future pain, bleeding, and scarring. After a standard vaginoplasty surgery, there will be minimal to no scarring. In addition, patients who undergo this procedure also experience minimal to no pain after surgery. In addition, labiaplasty surgeries are often performed during the second week of the menstrual cycle, reducing the risk of complications related to pregnancy. Finally, labiaplasty surgery is minimally invasive, which makes it ideal for patients who may be recovering from other surgeries or who have small labia.
When choosing the right labiaplasty (or any surgical procedure) for you, it is important to talk to your doctor or plastic surgeon. They can provide you with the information and resources that you need to make an informed decision about labiaplasty. In fact, it is essential that you gather as much information as you can before making any major medical decisions, regardless of whether they involve elective procedures such as labiaplasty or non-surgical procedures such as trimming. Your medical professional can help you understand the pros and cons of each option, as well as provide you with a better idea of how any procedure will affect your life post-surgery. For example, you will want to learn whether any labiaplasty surgeries will require a long recovery period, what your recovery process will look like, what you can expect after surgery, the cost of any labiaplasty surgical options, the likelihood of complications, how long you will be unable to participate in sexual intercourse, the rate of recovery time, etc.
To begin your healing process, you will probably be prescribed pain medications and antibiotics. These will help to alleviate the pain and swelling that you are feeling. You should also start taking steps to ensure that the skin around your vaginal area is moisturized and protected. You can accomplish this by applying vitamin E oil, petroleum jelly, or any other moisturizing agent directly to the vagina. In addition, you may want to place ice cubes inside of water to reduce the degree of friction and discomfort associated with any vaginal tightening surgery, including any vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
When you have completed your initial wound care and are ready to resume sexual activity, you will want to wear loose clothes that will allow you to move comfortably. If you are using a vaginal tightening surgery procedure, you will not want to wear any pads or pantyhose. You may also want to speak with your primary care doctor to determine the best way to care for your vaginal area after your procedure has been performed. Proper aftercare can help to minimize the amount of discomfort that you experience post-surgical.
Alexandra Schmidt, MD | Blue Water Plastic Surgery Partners
10941 Raven Ridge Rd Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27614