Know Everything About Labiaplasty Or Vaginoplasty

It is very common that after childbirth or with age the vagina becomes slack.  For some females, this may cause embarrassment persuading her to plan vaginoplasty. Know Everything About Labiaplasty Or Vaginoplasty

What Is Vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure to tighten up the vagina. It is a process that includes repairing or constructing a vagina to treat various medical issues such as a vaginal injury. Some surgeons also claim that vaginoplasty improves vaginal sensitivity making sex more enjoyable. 

Vaginoplastyis also consideredin transgender to create a vagina to help them achieve preferred gender identity.

What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is plastic surgery on the lips surrounding vagina that is performed either along with vaginoplasty or alone. The surgery can be perform on the outer and the larger vaginal lip or on the smaller and inner vaginal lip. What Is Labiaplasty

Who Needs vaginoplasty?

Following individual may seek for vaginoplasty

  1. To get vagina repaired following injury due to pelvic floor complications or after childbirth
  2. To tighten vagina and improve sexual functions3.  Transgender individuals undergoes gender affirmation surgery
  3. Women who are born with congenital abnormalities that affects the development of vagina
  4. Women who need vaginal reconstruction after excision of vagina or undergoing radiation to treat cancer.

What Are The Surgeries Related To Vaginoplasty or Labiaplasty

Recently vaginoplasty has grown into an important group of cosmetic surgeries that is marketed as designer vagina or vaginal  rejuvenation procedures. Some examples of vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures are:

#1. Revirgination

At the entrance to the vagina there is a thin tissue called as hymen which usually breaks when the female has her first intercourse. However, hymen may break due to other reasons too such as by cycling or horse riding etc.  Surgery known as Hymenoplasty repairs the hymen making it to original and virginal state. It is is one of the most controversial vaginal surgery.

#2. G-Spot Amplification

According to some experts the front wall of the vagina holds G-spot that is highly erotic. It is sensitive stimulation site for the female orgasm.  G-spot amplification is a process that involves injecting the collagen in the front wall of the vagina to increase pleasure.

#3. Clitorial Unhooding

Clitorial unhooding is a process to remove the tissue that normally covers clitoris. Clitorial Unhooding

What Are The Benefits Of Vaginoplasty

Benefits of vaginoplasty depends on the reasons behind having vaginoplasty. If vaginoplastyis performed for vaginal reconstruction after childbirth, the benefits include increase self-esteem and improved sexual function. If vaginoplastyis done for gender affirmation, it helps the individual to achieve better consistency with the gender they identify themselves.

What Are The Risk Of Having Vaginoplasty Or Labiaplasty Surgery

Long-term complication rates of vagina plastic and labia plastic have not being tracked. However vaginal cosmetic surgery may include following such as infection ongoing pain, pain during sex, scarring and permanent changes in the sensation.

When To Contact Your Health-Care Provider After Having Vaginoplasty?

After having vaginoplasty it is imperative to include follow up appointment in order to track your recovery. You should contact your health care provider if you develop following complications:

  • Excessive bleeding leading to blood soaked dressings.
  • Fever due to secondary infection.
  • Yellowish discharge from the incision due to infection.
  • Pain even after taking medications.
  • Blood clots
  • Abnormal swelling in lower leg or in your groin.
  • Nausea and vomiting

Is VaginoplastyOrLabiaplasty Covered By Insurance

Most of the insurance plans do not cover labiaplasty or vaginoplasty or any other plastic surgery unless medically necessary such as in cases of congenital conditions or chronic irritation.

The details on the vaginoplasty proceduredepends upon your medical needs and goals. It may include the creation of vagina or reconstruction of vagina using various surgical techniques. For more information talk to your healthcare provider and surgeon.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.