A vaginoplasty and labiaplasty combination surgery could assist a New Canaan resident in maximizing her results when undergoing a surgical procedure. While having vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures separately could have some benefits, it may be unnecessary to go under the proverbial knife multiple times. If you are interested in learning about the benefits of a combination of cosmetic vaginal surgery, consider speaking with the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson to begin exploring your medical options.
While natural childbirth can be a wondrous experience, a baby entering the world through the vaginal canal could drastically change the vagina’s tissue and muscle structure. The more children a woman has, the more likely their vagina may become loose and lack muscle tone.
In turn, that may affect a woman’s sex life. Not only does she generally have a more difficult time feeling her partner during intercourse, but the lack of friction could make for a less exciting sex life for both parties.
A vaginoplasty could tighten the vaginal muscles and remove excess tissue, allowing for the vagina to return to a firmer state. While childbirth is a common cause of lax vaginas, aging, dramatic weight loss, and any type of vaginal trauma can also result in increased laxity.
The labia, also known as the vulvar lips, consist of the external labia majora and the smaller, membrane-lined labia minora. In some women, one or both portions of the labia are enlarged or oversized, which could make a woman self-conscious about the appearance of her genitals, make sex less satisfying or even painful, and result in significant irritation during exercise or while wearing certain clothing. Labiaplasty can often help alleviate these kinds of problems.
During labiaplasty, the doctor generally performs one of two procedures. The trim procedure consists of removing excess tissue and sewing the incision with dissolvable sutures. The less-commonly performed wedge surgery involves removal of a V-shaped wedge of tissue and then sewing up of the incision. Clitoral hood reduction, in which a fold of skin over the clitoris is reduced in size, is another operation sometimes done at the same time as a labiaplasty.
The biggest advantage of combining vaginoplasty and labiaplasty surgery is convenience. If these surgeries are performed separately, they would both individually require a week off from work and six weeks of avoiding vaginal intercourse, plus another three to four weeks before the patient can return to strenuous exercise.
Additionally, nothing can enter the vagina while recuperating from these operations, including tampons or menstrual cups, and women should wear loose clothing and avoid water immersion for two weeks. Receiving a vaginoplasty and labiaplasty combination surgery could significantly cut down a woman’s recovery time in New Canaan.
If you would like more information regarding New Canaan vaginoplasty and labiaplasty surgery, call our office today and arrange a consultation. There are other surgical procedures, such as clitoral hood reduction, that may also be combined in these surgeries. Dr. Edward Jacobson could help inform you on other possible surgeries that may fit your medical needs and answer all your questions.