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Childbirth, weight fluctuations and aging can negatively alter the appearance and function of the female genitalia. These life events contribute to stretching, tearing and sagging of the vaginal tissues and surrounding pelvic floor musculature. Overtime, this can negatively impact the tightness of the vaginal canal. Ennis Plastic Surgery offers vaginoplasty treatments with Dr. L. Scott Ennis, a double board certified plastic surgeon.
Increased vaginal diameter with laxity can impact sensation and satisfaction during intimate settings, both for the woman and her partner. In addition, it can contribute to laxity in the pelvic floor, causing other issues including incontinence and even prolapse. Pelvic floor strengthening exercises (Kegel exercises) are beneficial for strengthening the pelvic floor musculature, but they typically do not help in restoring vaginal tightness.
The most common life event that alters the function of the vagina is childbirth. During the childbirth delivery, the vagina and surrounding pelvic floor tissue and muscles are stretched to allow for passage of the baby. The perineum can tear and is sometimes cut, needing surgical repair and often leaving scarring of the perineum. After delivery, the vagina typically returns to a more normal size, but the muscles may not return to the pre-pregnancy diameter. In addition, the more deliveries a woman goes through, the worse off the vaginal strength and diameter can be.
Some women complain of vaginal looseness, even though they have never had children. A physical examination can determine a woman’s vaginal diameter, which may naturally be larger for some women or the muscles may not be as naturally tight. These women are also excellent candidates for female rejuvenation procedures.
Fortunately, a vaginoplasty can restore the tightness and function of the vaginal canal. This is a cosmetic surgery and patients should have a recent pelvic exam by their own gynecologist to rule out other medical conditions that could contribute to this condition.
To learn about vaginoplasty, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-405-9020 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.
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The goals of vaginoplasty surgery include:
- Increased self-confidence
- Restoration of a narrower vaginal canal and opening
- Removing excessively stretched vaginal tissue
- Repairing damaged vaginal structures as a result of childbirth
- Restoration of more youthful appearance of the female genitalia
- Improved comfort and sensation during intimate situations
A vaginoplasty is intended to tighten the vagina. Most women who undergo this procedure complain of feeling loose in the vaginal region. The vaginoplasty tightens the vaginal opening and canal by removing excess vaginal lining tissues and tightening the surrounding musculature and soft tissue of the perineum. The goal is a vaginal tightness that is similar to pre-baby days (for women who have been affected by childbirth).
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Vaginoplasty Surgical procedure
Vaginoplasty tightens the vaginal canal, as well as the vaginal opening. The surgeon places discreet incisions to allow for access to the pelvic floor musculature and vaginal tissue. The muscles surrounding the vagina are tightened and shortened. Then, the diameter of the vaginal opening is reduced by removing excess vaginal mucosa (vaginal lining). If excess skin is present, this can also be removed. After the surgery, women notice an immediate narrowing of the vaginal diameter as well as increased tightness in the pelvic floor musculature.
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Dr. Ennis’s experience and expertise allows for beautiful results and minimal scarring. Most incisions and scars are within the vaginal canal, undetectable to the outside eye. Dr. Ennis approaches this procedure from both a cosmetic and functional approach. After undergoing this procedure, women report increased self-confidence during intimate situations, as well as increased pleasure and sensation.
Many women choose to have a vaginoplasty performed in combination with other cosmetic procedures in order to achieve their desired outcomes. Other procedures that are often performed in combination with a vaginoplasty include:
- Hoodectomy: removal of the excess skin from the clitoral hood
- Labiaplasty: shortening of the labia minora or augmentation of the labia majora
- Mommy Makeover: combining breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction and/or vaginal rejuvenation surgery. This procedure is ideal for women looking to restore her youthful appearance after having children.
What to Expect during Vaginoplasty Consultation & Procedure
At Ennis Plastic Surgery, you can be confident in the modesty, privacy, and personal attention you will receive from all levels of clinical care. Your journey will begin with a one-on-one consultation with our renowned cosmetic vaginal surgeon, Dr. Scott Ennis. During the consultation, patients are able to ask any questions, view expected outcomes, and gain a better understanding of the procedure and recovery period. The consultation offers an excellent opportunity to discuss personal concerns, hesitations and desired goals with the surgeon.
The vaginoplasty procedure takes one to two hours to complete. The patient is given anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety during the procedure. At Ennis Plastic Surgery, anesthesia is administered by board certified anesthesiologists and patients are monitored throughout the procedure in order to ensure patient well-being. After the procedure, the area may be dressed with a pad if needed. The clinical team will instruct the patient in self-care strategies including personal hygene, to ensure proper healing and comfort of the affected tissues.
Patients can expect to experience mild swelling and mild discomfort for the first several days after surgery, but most women can return to work activities within one week. The sutures that are typically used in this procedure are absorbable and usually do not need to be removed. Full healing takes approximately six weeks. Therefore, vigorous exercise and sexual intercourse is not appropriate for at least six weeks, in order to ensure proper and complete healing of the vaginal tissues.
The Ennis Plastic Surgery Difference
Dr. Scott Ennis is a leader in the field of reconstructive cosmetic surgery for women. He has a known reputation for achieving beautiful and natural results with minimal scarring. Dr. Ennis earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, achieving the award for Best Intern and Outstanding Chief Resident. He then followed a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia, earning honors for his work in plastic surgery research.
Dr. Ennis is known for achieving beautiful and natural looking results in all of his cosmetic surgical procedures, including vaginoplasty. He uses the most advanced techniques for minimal incisions and minimal scarring with all of his procedures.
If you are interested in discussing how a vaginoplasty can impact your physical appearance, please contact us to set up a consultation.