Vaginal Tightening with Perineoplasty
Cosmetic plastic surgery has come a very long way—not only in ways that help our patients look naturally younger while reversing signs of aging, but in many ways to also address more severe clinical concerns that can significantly affect a patient’s quality of life. Perineoplasty is a class of surgical procedures used to correct physical conditions regarding the vaginal area. Perineoplasty may be performed for various reasons that include addressing lack of vaginal sensation or looseness, vestibulitis (severe pain as a result of penetration), a damaged perineum, and a long list of many others. Essentially, perineoplasty is performed to tighten the vaginal wall or muscles located in the pelvic floor depending on the patient and their individual circumstance. Let’s look at perineoplasty in more detail.
The perineum is the area of tissue located at the base of the vagina between the vaginal opening and the rectum (anus). As previously mentioned, while there are various reasons for opting for perineoplasty, most cases are of mothers who’ve given birth vaginally and have torn the perineal tissue. Most often the area did not heal normally. In other cases, women notice a gap at the base of the vagina along the perineum and desire it to be connected with the added benefit of a tighter opening.
The procedure is fairly straightforward and Dr. Adibfar typically uses a mild general anesthetic and local anesthetic to complete the 45-60 minute surgery. Dr. Adibfar begins marking the area at the base of the vaginal opening where he makes the incisions to remove any existing scar tissue. All surrounding underlying muscles and tissues are also secured together with dissolvable stitches. Patients undergoing perineoplasty have the added benefit of a tighter vaginal opening. It is also a very common procedure completed in conjunction with vaginoplasty and other complimentary rejuvenative procedures of the female genitalia.
Patients are typically able to return to work a few days after the procedure with strict attention to Dr. Adibfar’s post operative self care instructions. Prescriptions may be used to offset any discomfort or pain in the area, and it is typical patients experience mild bleeding for up to 3 days post procedure. Patients are advised to also keep the area clean and dry to prevent any chance of infection and refrain from intercourse for 4-6 weeks.
After full healing, patients report feeling incredibly satisfied with their results. While each individual patient is dealt with on a case-to-case basis, many disclose that the muscles feel tighter, with a more narrowed vaginal entrance and more friction and stimulation during intercourse. Patients who experienced more clinical damage to the area find that after surgery they are able to properly contract their vaginal muscles again as they did before having given birth. Perineoplasty also addresses any damaged tissue at the base of the vagina in order to return it as close as possible to its pre-pregnancy state, while rebuilding and resurfacing the tissue, alongside the benefit of vaginal tightness.
We are fortunate enough that Elements Spa and board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar are able to provide physical relief to those clinically affected by conditions regrading the perineum and its surrounding muscles and tissues, as well as patients who seek the procedure for solely cosmetic reasons. Either way, this simple, effective and safe procedure is able to provide the benefit of rejuvenation and added stimulation in an area most intimate to each patient. Patients are always advised to do extensive research when deciding on a plastic surgeon to perform perineoplasty. Although straightforward, the area is very delicate and needs to be addressed by a surgeon with ample successful experience and history having performed perineoplasties and other vaginal rejuvenation procedures before.
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