A Vaginoplasty, or female genital surgery, can correct these issues. Many women experience stretching in their vaginal area after childbirth. This is especially true when there is an episiotomy and tearing from a large baby. Additionally, as a woman ages the skin in this area becomes looser than one would like. Not only can this cause great pain, but it can also cause embarrassment during intimacy. The labia minora stretches out too, and can become quite large. In other cases, the asymmetry may be different from one side to another. There are many reasons why this area may need to be nipped or tucked.
It can even out the imbalances and tightens the entire area. This elective procedure can help women reclaim their youthful rigidity and end awkward moments. Many see it as a surgery that saves their self-esteem and gives them back their life.
Dr. Donald F. Roland, MD was an amazing doctor. Him and his team made me feel safe and comfortable since day one. They made it clear what I needed to do and not to do before and after the procedure. And I'm 100% satisfied with my ending results.
A vaginoplasty is a form of genioplasty surgery. When adjustments are made through surgery to the vagina, labia, vulva, cervix, uterus, clitoris, and other tissues in the genital area, it falls under this umbrella term. While most people seek this procedure after childbirth, there are many other reasons to consider such an option. First, vaginoplasty can correct congenital defects. It can help when there are issues like a prolapse. Any type of trauma to the area can cause stretching and tearing, but thankfully, it can be fixed without going through a major surgery. The goal of this operation is to improve the look and function of the genital area.
What To Expect During A Vaginoplasty
During this surgical procedure, the patient is given either local or general anesthesia. It only takes about an hour from start to finish to complete this surgery. Dr. Donald Roland is one of the foremost reconstructive surgeons in the city of Manhattan. He performs vaginoplasty for patients in and around the New York City area. He has received recognition for his dedication to those wanting to improve their body through cosmetic surgery.
To resize and make the area symmetrical, he makes small incisions into the labia minor. Any excess tissue and skin that is in the way are removed. Once done, the vagina is tight, the clitoris put back into shape, and the labia look symmetrical.
Unlike other surgical procedures that require extensive healing times, it only takes about one to two weeks to heal from a vaginoplasty. Many patients can return to work in a matter of days. The area will be swelled and sore for a while, so it is necessary to use painkillers in many cases. It is normal to see bruising too. Discomfort, though mild, should also be anticipated. This surgical procedure is permanent and should not need to be repeated.
Is Vaginoplasty Right For Me?
Those who are considering a vaginoplasty should consider their motivation for this surgical option. Elective surgeries are often only to help the patient feel better about their body, however, in other cases, it may restore function. This procedure is very popular among those who have had multiple children vaginally, the aging crowd, or those who have defects.
The labia can become so large and stretched that it is embarrassing to expose this area. This is especially true when posterior tears occur. Aside from the aesthetics, it can also be quite uncomfortable during some activities. Intimacy can be unbearable, and great pain can make a woman fear such natural bonding acts. Having this corrective surgery is a great way to look and feel better. In the cases where the asymmetrical problems only occur on one side, then a one-sided procedure can be done. The doctor will evaluate the area and find the best method to restore the region.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Vaginoplasty?
Those who want to have this procedure done, often suffer from esteem issues from the look and feel of the area. Sexual activates may not be pleasurable if the stretching is excessive. Just like any other surgical procedure, a person must be in good health with no major health issues. Before being put under general anesthesia, a person’s heart and other organs must be working well. If there is any danger to heart, kidneys, lungs or other major organs, it is not safe to go under the knife. It is also important to have realistic expectations of the surgery.
Dr. Donald Roland can work wonders with a scalpel, but he is not a miracle worker. He can only tighten and improve the area, but he cannot turn back the hands of time. Skin changes as it ages and after it has been damaged. Tightening will not change the skin itself, just the amount of expandability it has. To be a good candidate for the surgery, a person should be healthy and desire to improve their overall genital function.
Risks Involved In Vaginoplasty
As with any surgical procedure, there are the risks or complications that one should be aware of. About 4 percent of patients experience some genital pain for up to two weeks afterward. Pain pills can help to get through the difficult days. However, many reports that they felt great after surgery. It depends on the extent of the damages and how much skin was removed. In surgeries where the bladder is involved, 13 percent notice they have a hard time emptying their bladder after the operation. Around 32 percent of patients who have angioplasty will develop a urinary tract infection.
Additionally, 19 percent complain of urinary incontinence. In additional to the aforementioned side effects, a patient can also have an infection, bleeding, hemorrhoids, and poor healing time. When a patient comes in for their initial consultation, Dr. Roland will go over any risks involved with the surgery. Remember, risks are the worst-case scenario situations, and they do not happen to everyone. Most cases he performs in his Manhattan office are completely successful.
Will Insurance Cover The Procedure?
Most generally, insurance will not cover the costs of vaginoplasty surgery. They consider this to be a cosmetic procedure that is elective in nature. However, if you are experiencing pain and don’t have normal function in the genital area, you should check with your policy to see if they cover such surgeries.
Commonly asked questions concerning your Vaginoplasty
Are There Age Restrictions On Vaginoplasty?
No, anyone can have this procedure done. As long as they are medically sound, there is no reason why anyone cannot have their vaginal area tightened.
How Long Will I Need To Be Off Of Work?
The average person can go back to work between 1-2 weeks. Depending on how quickly a person bounces back, you may be able to go back in a few days. The extent of the surgery will dictate your return time.
Why Would I Want To Go Under The Knife For An Area That’s Hidden?
Many people choose to have this surgery to feel better about themselves. Those who are sexually active may also feel hesitation during intimacy. Additionally, there can be pain during various activities with extra skin and asymmetrical issues.
Will I Need To Be Put To Sleep?
Yes, depending on how much work needs to be done, we can either give you a local or general anesthetic. We have board certified anesthesiologists that work with us to ensure your comfort.
How Long Can I Expect This Surgery To Last?
The surgical procedure will only last about an hour or so. However, you will need to be prepped for surgery and afterward, you will need to stay in recovery for a bit. It can take several hours from start to finish.
What Are The Side Effects?
Most people notice some slight bleeding after their procedure. The area will be tender for some time. Thankfully, it will subside within a few days. You may notice some discharge, bruising, or even a hemorrhoid. It is all to be expected. Anything other than general symptoms should be brought to the attention of your doctor.
Why Should I Trust Dr. Roland For My Operation?
Dr. Donald Roland has been doing cosmetic surgery for more than 20 years. His meticulous skill level has made him one of the top surgeons in New York. His cutting-edge techniques allows patients like you to have great results. He graduated from George Washington University, and he is a member of the American College of Surgeons. He uses complex surgical techniques that give great results. People from all over the globe fly to NYC to utilize his services.
How Much Will The Surgery Cost?
Because each case is different, there is no one price for this surgery. It depends on how much work needs to be done, and if he needs to do anything to the labia or clitoris too. After your initial consultation, he will give you an idea of the overall costs involved with your surgery.
Scheduling A Consultation
Are you embarrassed by the excessive skin in your labia? Is your vagina walls stretched and unusually large? Do you have congenital defects that prohibit you from being sexually active? Dr. Donald Roland wants to help. First, you need to call and set up your consultation. During this meeting, please know that there is no need to feel uncomfortable. The doctor and his staff specialize in situations like yours. The goal is to help you restore function and esteem and move on with your life.
During the consultation, Dr. Roland will look at the area and see what can be done to make it look and feel better. Since each case is unique, he will come up with a plan of action to get you the results you desire. He will plan your surgery and do some preliminary tests to ensure you can withstand the procedure.