Vaginoplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, is considered one of the modern plastic surgeries, which has increased in popularity and popularity in recent times, as the appearance of the vulva and vagina is affected just like any other part of a woman's body by signs of aging and the woman 's aging. These signs begin to appear after the arrival of menopause and menopause, which is accompanied by a decrease in the level of the estrogen hormone responsible for the preservation of vaginal tissue; So that these tissues lose their elasticity and become dry and thin. In addition, both the frequent natural pregnancy and childbirth processes, and the change in weight can cause the vaginal muscles and tissues to relax and stretch in a way that leads to the formation of folds around the vaginal opening and their protrusion in a manner that causes a feeling of embarrassment and discomfort in the woman.
The purpose of performing vaginal surgeries:
The reasons for performing vaginal surgeries are many and varied, the most important of which are:
Vaginal muscle weakness: An expansion of the vaginal muscles may occur after childbirth or after menopause, so some women resort to surgery to repair and tighten the vaginal muscles.
Bladder prolapse: This occurs as a result of the weakness of the vaginal muscles, which leads to the bladder sinking into the vagina
Anus slippage: This also occurs as a result of the weakness of the vaginal muscles. By narrowing the vaginal muscles with vaginoplasty, this will lead to pressure on the anus and return it to its place.
Inability to control the bladder: As a result of weak vaginal muscles due to childbirth, aging or menopause, this leads to urinary incontinence when doing exercises or coughing and sneezing.
Sexual Satisfaction: A vaginoplasty procedure aims to increase the pleasure of sexual intercourse by narrowing the vagina and giving women a feeling of confidence
Types of vaginoplasty:
There are many cases that aim to beautify the vagina, and among the most important vaginoplasty operations are:
First: narrowing and altering the vaginal opening.
Second: to shrink the vagina.
Third: expanding the vaginal opening.
Fourth: Surgery for the labia, or what is called labiaplasty, in which case there is a difference between the size of the labia, and it is done by removing the excess skin near the opening of the vagina.
Fifth: pelvic region repair operations.
Sixth: Enlarge the labia.
Seventh: liposuction of excess fat from the vagina.
Eighth: whitening the skin around the genital tract.
Ninth: fixing the clitoris and revealing it.
Tenth: Reconstructing the hymen.
Vaginoplasty operations include:
Surgical vaginal narrowing , also known as vaginoplasty, aims to join the muscles around the vaginal opening and remove unwanted excess tissue. For more information about vaginal narrowing, read here : Surgical Vaginal Narrowing.
Labiaplasty, which is based on reshaping the vulva or the labia (the outer and inner lips of the vagina) with the aim of reducing the size of the labia or correcting the lack of lining between them. In this article, we will discuss labiaplasty in detail.
When can vaginoplasty be performed:
Decreased levels of estrogen and increased testosterone result in women entering menopause
Urethral and bladder prolapse
Posterior vaginal wall prolapse
Prolapse of the uterus
Vaginoplasty after childbirth
As a result of repeated childbirth, the muscles of the vagina relax, and thus the size of the vagina and the size of the surrounding lining changes, which affects the intercourse process and causes distress for the spouses,
Therefore, women try to search for vaginal narrowing procedures to solve this problem, or perform a vaginal narrowing procedure
This operation is based on tightening the vaginal tissues and removing the excess lining, and now that vaginal plastic surgery and narrowing for women have spread, it has become easy to perform them.
This process is not only limited to repeated childbirths, but also upon reaching menopause and menopause, as the estrogen hormone that helps to strengthen the pelvic and vaginal tissues decreases and relaxes the vaginal muscles.
Therefore, women in most cases seek vaginal narrowing to increase enjoyment during sexual intercourse
The idea of this process is based on increasing the temperature of the internal vaginal tissues and focuses on the fibers that make up these tissues, which are collagen
The high temperature helps to tighten the elastin and collagen tissues, as they stimulate the cells.
This process continues for a period of 10 minutes to a quarter of an hour. The harm of these operations is greater than the benefit, so Dr. Qasim Shihab does not recommend them
When do we resort to a labiaplasty?
The labia minora make up the inner lips around the vaginal opening, and the labia majora, the outer lips, and it is normal for women to have differences in these structures in terms of shape, size, and color. In general, the size of the labia in women increases with age, and congenital anomalies (the size of the small labia is large from birth), normal childbirth , and weight gain can cause the labia to increase in size, and the labia to droop and extend. Labiaplasty is one of the first options for treatment in the following cases:
Feeling pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse or exercising, as reducing the drooping of the inner lips below the level of the outer hairy lips helps reduce the sprain and friction of the labia on the leg during exercise and various other activities.
Feeling embarrassed when wearing tight clothes or swimwear, due to the protruding drooping lips.
For a more aesthetic appearance to the vagina and restore self-confidence.
Vaginal narrowing treatment
1- Therapeutic intervention: the non-surgical intervention which is vaginal beautification by using the natural ring to narrow the vagina in a natural way by doing some exercises,
To tighten the pelvic muscles by using a plastic ring, but it should be known that this ring will only be used by a doctor, and it is changed every 4 to 6 months. There are also rings, but a woman can have vaginal intercourse if it is found in the vagina.
2- Surgical intervention: The procedure for surgery depends on the degree of severity of the condition, so surgery can be performed with the aim
Control of urinary incontinence
Exit of the cervix and exit of the uterus from the vagina
Repair of posterior or urethral and uterine prolapse with repair of anterior and posterior prolapse
Vaginal reduction surgery by fat transplantation
By implanting the fatty tissue in the vaginal labia, the body works to absorb and burn an amount of fat,
Therefore, the doctor resorts to implanting more than the vagina needs, and the percentage of transplanted fat is half to three quarters of the required amount,
It is worth noting that this surgery will not last more than half an hour, and all tools used in this surgery must be completely sterilized
What happens during a labiaplasty?
The procedure involves shortening or reshaping the vaginal lips under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, so that unwanted expanded tissue is removed and drooping is reduced using a scalpel and then the wound is stitched using fine dissolvable sutures without leaving scarring or negatively affecting color, shape, or sensation. In the genital area. The operation takes about 1-2 hours and the patient may be able to go home on the same day.
What are the things to be followed after a labiaplasty?
Stop working and take a rest for a week, as it is normal to notice swelling and feel pain during
The first days of surgery, and the sedative medications prescribed to the patient also help relieve this.
Wear loose-fitting underwear to prevent friction with the wound.
Discontinue sexual intercourse and exercise for at least 4-6 weeks.
Use pads instead of tampons.
Dr. Qassem Shehab , consultant of advanced laparoscopic surgery, gynecology and obstetrics. Subspecialty specialization in the treatment of urinary incontinence and gynecological edema
Abdali Hospital , Boulevard, 24th floor
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What is vaginal plastic surgery?
It is the restoration of the blades and the clitoral hood of women, in accordance with their cosmetic desires
Is vaginoplasty from the outside the same as narrowing the vagina?
No, it is not considered that, and women or other women can do this operation
Does labiaplasty affect the hymen?
No, this does not affect the hymen, as the operation is only on the blades from the outside
How much does this operation cost?
Dr. Qasim Shehab performs this operation in the clinic. Therefore, its cost is not high
Can I drive my car immediately after the operation?
Yes, in most cases, but if someone accompanies you, it is better for your comfort