The vagina is a private and personal part of the woman’s body. A lot of women are hesitant to go through cosmetic procedures that will restore vaginal tightness. However, for women who have given birth or have experienced major weight changes, cosmetic procedures are the answer to their daily problems brought by vaginal changes. For instance, wearing tight-fitting clothes and engaging in sports may become hard to do. Sexual satisfaction may be reduced. Through vaginal reconstruction, a woman’s vagina will be tightened. It results in improved sexual performance and satisfaction and a boost in self-confidence.
The decision to undergo surgery has to be backed by a strong background of what it is and what it is not. Here are some of the myths on vaginal rejuvenation that you need to know.
> Insurance does not cover vaginal reconstruction.
Although true in many cases, insurance may still cover the procedure provided that the reason is extreme pain or stress incontinence.
> It is okay to resume sexual intercourse 2 weeks after surgery.
Complete healing usually takes 6 weeks. Thus, it is advisable not to have sexual intercourse 6 to 8 weeks after the procedure to lower the chances of tearing of vaginal muscles and tissues.
> All procedures are done by laser.
The surgery can be performed using the laser technique or the traditional way. It generally depends on the surgeon’s preference.
> It is permanent.
Although it is designed to be permanent, it may still be influenced by pregnancy and weight gain. Thus, it is important to maintain your weight after surgery. You should also speak to your plastic surgeon in case you have plans of becoming pregnant later on.
Having a healthy vagina is one of the best things that you can do for your overall health and well-being. If you are interested in vaginal rejuvenation, you will have to discuss your goals and expectations with the board-certified plastic surgeons and gynecologists from Cosmetic Gynecology Surgery Suite in New York. Dr. Helen Colen, Dr. Robert Porges, and Dr. Kari Colen regularly perform labial and vaginal surgeries for patients in Upper East Side, Manhattan, and New York areas. Schedule a consultation with any of these doctors and find out how you can benefit from vaginaplasty.