Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure
Vaginal Rejuvenation is the most common genital plastic surgery procedure for women. This guide will help you better understand the procedure, but is in no way meant to replace your consultation. Our Doctors performing vaginal cosmetic surgery can provide patients with a more rejuvenated feeling and better sexual experience through vaginal surgery. We are conveniently able to offer these procedures at our various locations throughout the Southern California area.
Many women want to enhance their sexual gratification, and patients suffering from involuntary loss of urine are often treated with the vaginal rejuvenation procedure. Some women may notice a loss of sexual enjoyment after having children and are looking for a safe solution to rejuvenate their vagina. The muscles of the vagina have lost their tone, strength and control resulting in an increased of the internal and external diameter of the vagina. Overall the perineum muscles have weaken resulting in a vagina that is no longer at a peak physiological state.
When a woman wants to enhance their vaginal muscle strength and tone many turn to Vaginal Rejuvenation. Sexual enjoyment can be related to the amount of friction generated during intercourse. Vaginal Rejuvenation essentially decreases both the internal and external diameters of the vagina.
Vaginal Rejuvenation accomplishes increased sexual gratification by using a series of safe techniques designed for a return to normal activity in a short period of time. A typical procedure lasts between one and two hours and is performed as an outpatient surgery. The time for the surgery depends on the extent of the repair needed.
To help control pain post operation an anesthesia pudendal block is given for the first 24 hours after surgery. After that local anesthetics are used. When the procedure is almost done a few sutures are used to hold everything in place. Afterwards you’ll receive a vaginal pack while you wait in the recovery room. Most patients only have to wait a few hours before they’re released to an adult who can drive you home.
Your vaginal pudendal nerve results in 18 to 24 hours postop pain control anesthesia. When the block wears off and you will be provided with Percocet for pain relief and also Valium which is used as a muscle relaxer. The discomfort becomes localized in the perineum (the area immediately outside the vagina and above the anus). Patients state that it feels like the episiotomy that they had at the time of delivery or an obstetrical tear of the perineum at the time of delivery. The main complaint that patients have is of constipation because the pain medications are constipating. It is important that you use Colace, which is a stool softener, Fruits, Vegetables and fluids to minimize the problems with constipation.
Most patients can return to work in four to seven days. Your body will be healed in six weeks. We recommend that you do not start exercising until after six weeks. Please keep in mind that you will be up working, shopping and doing other routine daily activities rather quickly. It is important that you completely heal and you can resume sexual activity in six weeks.
Expect bruising, swelling and some aches and pains which is all normal. Don’t be alarm if you’ve lost sensations in the areas you’ve been treated. Your nerves will slowly return normal sensations as time passes. Your pain medication should help any discomfort, but if the pain is intense be sure to contact us immediately.
The main complications of the surgery are bleeding and infection the incidence of this is less than 1%. Women are concerned about decreased sensation, hyper sensation and uncomfortable sex. We take all precautions to ensure that there is no discomfort internally, externally or at the perineum. Our objective is to listen to the patient and achieve what she wants.
It’s very important that you are open and honest about your medical history. Be sure to mention all medications, vitamins, herbs, or supplements you are taking, even if you don’t’ think they’re important, we need to know them.
- Stop using Aspririn, Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E and anything else as directed. These can act like blood thinners and may cause increased bruising and bleeding.
- If you smoke now is the time to stop or at least two weeks before surgery. You’ll also have to stop smoking for at least one week after surgery, too. This includes nicotine patches and gum, as nicotine in any form impairs circulation and healing.
- You’ll also have to stop drinking alcohol two weeks before, and one week after your surgery. Instead drink lots of water especially the days right before the procedure. You want to be hydrated going into surgery.
- After surgery you’re going to want to arrange for someone to take care of you for a few days.
- Make sure your prescriptions are within easy reach of where you will be resting.