is one of the areas that has started to attract attention all over the world in the last 10 years. Deformities in the vaginal area do not only create concerns about appearance for patients. These concerns seriously affect the social life of patients by lowering their self-confidence. Deformities in the internal and external genitalia can be painful for some patients. Especially the deformities related to the inner vaginal area bring along other problems.
Thanks to genital aesthetic
operations, success is achieved in the solution of deformations in the inner and outer genital areas. An increase in the patient's self-confidence and comfort is observed. Increased distress, irritation, and infection risk due to deformities are reduced.
Over the years, various wear and tear occur in the vaginal area. These wear and tear, which are caused by birth, aging, and weakness of the collagen tissue, adversely affect the sexual life of couples. Today, problems in the vaginal area can be solved quite easily with various operations. Restoring the vaginal area to its former form provides women with a great deal of self-confidence. The sexual life of the couples is affected positively after these operations.
Genital aesthetic operations can be classified according to the region of the vagina and the intervention. Interventions to the external genitalia are reduction of the inner lips (labiaplasty
), augmentation of the vaginal lips and pubis aesthetics. Hymen repair, known as hymenoplasty, and vaginal narrowing (vaginoplasty
) can be counted among the interventions performed on the internal genital area. All these interventions increase the patient's quality of life by eliminating the discomfort caused by deformations.
What is Vaginoplasty?
operations are one of the aesthetic operations for the inner genital area. It is applied by gynecologists. It is ensured that the vagina, which expands over time, is narrowed by surgical operation and returned to its former form. It can be counted among the reconstruction surgeries known as reconstructive. This enlargement, which occurs with the weakening of the vaginal muscles, may be accompanied by conditions such as vaginal flatulence or urinary incontinence in the following processes. Vaginoplasty operations also prevent these problems.
In order to need vaginoplasty, patients do not necessarily have to have given birth or be of advanced age. Vaginal aging is not just about the biological age of the patient. The amount of deformation of the region and the rate of susceptibility to deformation also affect this definition. Therefore, the age of the patient does not need to be above middle age in order to need the vaginal regeneration process.
is not just an operation to improve the quality of sexual life. The effect of vaginal relaxation can also be reflected in areas other than sexual life. First of all, it causes serious problems in the self-confidence of the patient. Due to the problems such as gas and urinary incontinence
, patients have difficulties in social life. They try to stay away from movements that trigger gas and urinary incontinence. Exercising, lifting weights, sneezing, and even laughing are among these triggers. When all these are taken into consideration, it turns out that vaginoplasty surgery greatly facilitates the life of patients.
What are the Causes of Vaginal Enlargement?
Factors that create trauma to vagina, such as childbirth, where the vagina is actively used, are the causes of vaginal enlargement. During childbirth, the vagina is forced as never before. Although the structure of the vagina, which has already begun to change during pregnancy, returns to normal after delivery, but it will never be the same again. Other factors such as the difficult birth process and the large size of the baby also reduce the possibility of the vagina returning to its original state. This whole process results in the enlargement of the vagina
. However, contrary to the general belief, vaginal width is not only encountered in women who have given birth. In some cases, the structure of the vagina itself is like this. Sometimes, due to the weak connective tissue of the patient, enlargement and sagging occur more easily. Genetic predisposition also plays a major role in the enlargement of the vagina. Vaginal enlargement and relaxation may have one or more causes.
- As the aging process progresses, there may be a great loss of elasticity in the tissues.
- The patient may have had a difficult birth process. This birth process may have created trauma to the vagina.
- During birth, tears may have occurred due to the size of the baby.
- The structure of the vagina itself may be wide.
- The genetics of the patient may be predisposed to vaginal enlargement.
- If any, stitches and wounds may not have been well taken care of in previous operations.
- The patient may have had more than one birth.
- The vaginal area may have been damaged and traumatized.
- The abortion history of the patient, if any, may also have affect the vaginal width.
What Are the Risks of Vaginal Enlargement?
The vagina that loosens and expands over time greatly harms the self-confidence of women. This feeling of insecurity can cause reluctance towards sexual life. If the patient is unable to share their complaints, they may feel very lonely. Such thoughts may even progress and cause vaginismus
. Vaginismus is a disorder in which sexual intercourse cannot be experienced due to the contraction of the muscles at the entrance of the vagina, and it is largely psychological.
The enlarged vagina reduces the quality of sexual relations because it cannot grasp the penis well. It reduces the pleasure taken from sex. Problems in the sexual life of couples can cause problems in their relationships.
The rate of gas leakage from the vagina, called vaginal gas
, is greatly increased. This act of gassing causes various sounds and occurs beyond the patient's control. These sounds, which increase especially during sexual intercourse, can cause couples to lose their concentration and desire. It reduces the self-confidence of women. In addition, this gas leakage can occur in situations such as walking or doing sports, heavy lifting, sneezing. Patients may feel the desire to isolate from social life and feel uneasiness. It is observed that the patient tries to stay away from situations that may trigger vaginal gas leakage. This can mean that the patient's life is greatly restricted. All these problems can be prevented by vaginoplasty
How is Vaginoplasty Performed?
are performed by gynecologist physicians. Because, contrary to popular belief, vaginal aesthetics is not like any aesthetic operation. The operation is a surgical intervention. Therefore, operating room procedures are valid. The operation can be performed by numbing the lower part of the waist (epidural anesthesia). However, general anesthesia
is generally preferred for the psychological comfort of the patient. Depending on the state of the anesthesia, the patient may need to be hungry or full.
If epidural anesthesia is in question, the patient should enter the operation with a full stomach, and if general anesthesia is in question, the patient should enter the operation while hungry. During the operation, the enlarged excess tissue is removed from the vagina. The loosened muscle tissue, if any, is tightened by surgical intervention. No incision is made in the abdomen during the operation. The incisions made remain inside the vaginal area. Therefore, complaints such as scar traces are not encountered very often. The rate of reduction is decided by the physician according to the patient's history and the amount of enlargement. There is no change in the length of the vagina
during the operation. Excess tissue is removed from the vagina and the vagina is narrowed with horizontal stitches. This procedure is usually done from the back wall of the vagina. The duration of the operation is shaped by the amount of reduction. However, in general, it varies between 30 - 60 minutes
. Used stitches will dissolve by itself. There is no process such as removing stitches afterwards.
If the necessary care is taken after the vaginoplasty surgery, recovery period passes without any problems. The form of the vagina can be preserved with protective measures to be taken after the vagina has recovered. Kegel exercises
are one of these measures. Kegel exercises that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles will help keep the connective tissue strong. In the same way, adopting a healthy lifestyle, maintaining nutrition and sleep patterns will also indirectly help protect the vaginal form as it will reduce the aging process. However, if it is needed again, there is no harm in performing the vaginoplasty operation.
Is Vaginoplasty Necessary in All Situations?
The necessity of vaginoplasty is decided according to the patient's complaints, demand and a simple examination by the physician. The narrowing rate is different according to the width of each vagina. As a result of a simple examination, it is decided to what extent a narrowing process will be applied to the ratio of expansion and deformation. Menstruation is not an obstacle to vaginoplasty. However, operation is not preferred during menstrual periods in terms of the comfort and hygiene of the patient.
What Should Be Done After Vaginoplasty Surgery?
Vaginoplasty is a surgical operation. Pre- and post-operative procedures are also valid for this operation. Mild pain and bleeding is expected after vaginoplasty operation. The patient can be discharged on the same day. The tampon inserted into the vagina will be removed by the doctor the next day. You can return to normal activities within 1-2 days. After 6-8 hours, it is possible to take a shower with the permission of the doctor. There is no suture removal as the stitches melt. Dressing and drug use should be done without interruption. Care should be taken to clean the area after urinating. Not keeping the area clean increases the risk of infection. Attention should be paid to post-operative nutrition. Heavy exercise should not be done for one month. You should not enter the sea, pool and sauna for 4 to 6 weeks. You should not have sexual intercourse for 4 to 6 weeks. The doctor's approval for intercourse should definitely be awaited.
Is Vaginoplasty Harmful?
Vaginoplasty is a surgical operation. It is performed in the operating room environment. Therefore, like any surgical operation, there are risks of complications. However, this rate of vaginoplasty compliations is very low. In surgical operations, it is of great importance to have the operation performed by specialist physicians and to perform the operation in a sterile and clean environment. When attention is paid to these details, the complication rate is considerably reduced. The process is easy and fast. If the necessary care is taken after the surgery, the patient's return to normal life and completion of patients recovery is very fast.
As in any surgical operation, the patient and the physician should be able to establish a dialogue about what they want before the operation. The patient's background, habits and plans for the future are important for making the right decisions. In addition, if the patient has health problems, allergies and problems that may prevent the operation, it should be shared with the doctor before the operation. It is very important that all questions are answered by the physician in terms of the patient's psychological comfort.
After vaginoplasty, the patient can become pregnant again and give birth. Vaginoplasty certainly does not affect the fertility
of the patient. It only helps the physical recovery of the enlarged vagina after childbirth. In case of pregnancy and delivery after vaginoplasty, re-enlargement may occur. In this case, there is no harm in the patient's re-vaginoplasty operation.
Pain in the form of pressure may be felt after vaginoplasty. However, these pains are in the size that the patient can tolerate. Painkillers can be given by the physician to prevent pain. Bleeding in the form of leakage can be expected after the operation. It should not be forgotten that such mild complaints are quite normal in areas that have undergone surgery.
What are the Advantages of Vaginoplasty?
, the vagina goes through a regeneration process. While the enlarged vagina is narrowed, not only an aesthetic procedure is performed. The weak connective tissues in the vagina are strengthened. If there are other problems arising from the connective tissues, those can also be resolved. With the qualified shaping of the regions that increase sexual pleasure, the pleasure of sexuality increases. Problems such as urinary or fecal incontinence can also be intervened during these operations. Vaginal gas incontinence problems are greatly reduced. The patient's self-confidence increases, and the worries about patients social life are resolved. In particular, the quality of sexual life increases and also strengthens the bond of couples.
Vaginoplasty is a very easy operation to perform thanks to current technologies. One of the biggest advantages of vaginoplasty is that the patient can be discharged immediately and recover quickly. Short operation time is another advantage. Patients can get rid of problems that affect a large part of their lives in a very short time. As long as there is no re-pregnancy after vaginoplasty, the rate of observing vaginal loosening due to aging is very low. At the same time, it is possible to perform other aesthetic operations in the vaginal area if it is suitable for the physician during a single operation.
If there are other abnormalities in the structure of the vagina that require intervention during the vaginoplasty operation, these can also be intervened. The incisions made in vaginoplasty operations are located inside the vagina. Therefore, there are no incisions and stitches on the abdomen or any other part of the body. One of the most attractive aspects of vaginoplasty is that it leaves no scars.
The fact that vaginal aesthetics is gaining attention around the world is one of the factors that reduces the hesitation of patients. This practice, which is quite common, also increases the confidence in the operation. Advantages such as short operation time, easy post-operative process, and easy adaptation to life makes vaginoplasty an easy decision.