Vaginoplasty

This procedure rejuvenates the vagina by improving overall sexual function. It is one of a number of procedures that can be performed to help improve sexual function, including labiaplasty and non surgical rejuvenation treatments such as labial puff treatment.

Many women seek vaginoplasty after childbirth or after previous surgery to the area. It is often performed as a reconstructive procedure, not always just for aesthetic reasons.

Vaginoplasty: The Procedure

This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and takes around one to two hours. It is performed by our Gynaecologist, with extensive experience in this procedure and in vaginal rejuvenation generally.

Vaginoplasty works by restoring the tightening capacity of the vaginal muscles and tissues.

We can use various surgical techniques depending on your specific requirements

The aim of the surgery in almost all cases is to create a narrower vagina and a stronger pelvic floor.

Providing that you have someone to collect you from the hospital you can go home on the same day

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Vaginoplasty: Recovery

You should arrange some time off work after vaginoplasty, depending on the type of work that you do. In most cases you will be able to return to work after around one week. If you job is quite strenuous then you may need amore time off.

In the first week you may experience some pain and discomfort although you will be given pain relief on discharge from hospital and a course of antibiotics. Most patients are able to manage any discomfort with the pain relief medication.

You should rest in the first week after the procedure. Drink plenty of water in the first days after the procedure. Avoid using tampons for 8 weeks or until the Gynaecologist advises you to do so. Similarly, you should avoid sexual intercourse for at least 6 weeks.

If you smoke, it would be helpful to avoid smoking for six weeks.

During the first 48 hours after surgery it is normal for the patient to notice some discomfort. It is necessary to rest during this period. You should avoid using tampons and sexual intercourse for  eight weeks after surgery. You will need one to two weeks of time off following vaginoplasty surgery depending on the type of work that you do.

You may find that sitting will be uncomfortable in the first week, this is normal at this stage of the recovery process.

The Gyanaecologist will advise you to take showers in the first few weeks after surgery and avoid soaking in the bath. This is because bathing can increase the risk of infection.

Post operatively you will have some swelling of the labia and this will take several weeks to settle. In the first week or two you can apply ice to the perineum to help with swelling and ease discomfort.

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Vaginoplasty: Risks and complications

Vaginoplasty is a common surgical procedure and most women who have vaginoplasty do so without any complications. Of course, all surgical procedures carry some element of risk. Although most patients do not experience them you should be aware of them. Potential risks and complications include

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Skin necrosis
  • Delayed healing
  • Changes in sensation/numbness
  • Vaginal discharge
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Your Patient Journey

If this is your first experience of reaching a cosmetic surgery or aesthetic medical procedure, we understand it can be a bit daunting. In this short guide we outline the steps from start to finish of your procedure, so you can see the pathway to a new you!

1. Step One

Everything starts with a simple phone call or website form enquiry. Our patient co-ordinators are on hand to give you all the information you need and then arrange a free consultation for you with one of the Plastic Surgeons. This stage enables you to find out the facts such as likely costs, what the surgery fees include, available dates for surgery, what aftercare is included etc.

2. Step Two

This is your consultation with the Plastic Surgeon. This is where you find out exactly what can be achieved for you. Here you will discuss implant types, sizes, your hopes and fears for the surgery. You also get to ask questions directly to the Plastic Surgeon and of course he will carry out an examination. At this stage you may also book your surgery or confirm a pre booked date. At this stage any pre operative checks will also be done, and any pre op tests needed will be arranged for you.

3. Step Three

This will be the day of your procedure. You will go to the hospital at the admission time and meet your Plastic Surgeon once again , together with his medical team. The Anaesthetist will come to see you before the procedure and discuss the anaesthetic with you. Then the nursing will take care of your right through the day to ensure a pleasant and smooth experience.

4. Step Four

This is the period of your aftercare. Your Plastic Surgeon will see you for follow up in the hospital and on video to ensure a smooth recovery. You will also have access to our patient care support team whenever you have any general questions. We want you to be totally supported after your surgery and pride ourselves in the aftercare and support we provide our patients.

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    How much does vaginoplasty cost?

    The cost of the procedure will depend on the extent of he surgery involved. Following your consultation with the Gynaecologist, we will be able to give you an exact cost for your procedure

    Can I finance vaginoplasty

    Finance is available subject to status and you can also choose to pay by credit card if you wish. Ou Patient Co-ordinators will advise ou of the different payment options that we have and help with sourcing finance

    Will Vaginoplasty help after childbirth?

    Vaginoplasty is s popular choice for women who have had multiple natural births resulting in laxity of the vaginal muscles. Vaginoplasty works by tightening the vaginal muscles and tissues.

    What should I do to prepare for a vaginoplasty?

    Follow the pre operative advice given to you by the Gynaecologist. You may be asked to shave the area with a clean razor on the day before or the morning of the procedure. If you are a smoker then you should stop smoking six weeks before the operation. Try to stock up on food so you are not having to go to the shops and left heavy bags of groceries. Make sure you have some ice packs in the freezer, just in case you need them

    How much time do I need off work after vaginoplasty?

    Allow one to two weeks depending on the type of work that you do. If your job is more demanding physically then you may need two weeks off work.

    When can I resume sexual activity after vaginoplasty?

    You are normally asked to refrain from sexual intercourse for eight weeks. Your Gynaecologist will monitor your progress after surgery and if you can return to sexual intercourse sooner she will advice you

    Is aftercare included in the price package?

    We do include unlimited aftercare check-ups in the cost. What’s more we also include free revision surgery or treatment in the unlikely event of any complications. You will be given check-up appointments with the Gynaecologist and these will be made for you by our patient support team.

    How do I keep the area clean after vaginoplasty?

    You will be able to take showers after surgery, but not baths for around six to eight weeks. Keeping the vagina clean is really important after the surgery to help reduce the risk of infection. You will also be advised to wipe from front to back to avoid bacteria getting to the operated site.

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