Cosmetic Surgery Combined With Vaginal Surgery
Cosmetic surgery has become an answer to a woman’s quest to improve her self-esteem by preserving her youthful looks and maintain her body as it was before childbirth or aging has made unwanted changes. If excess weight and an enlarged vagina have made the woman feel less attractive and sexually undesirable, women seek to make improvements that will enhance their appearance and make them feel psychologically better about themselves.
As women age or if they have given birth to multiple children, their vaginal muscles have loosened and even torn in some instances. This has resulted in an enlarged vagina and/or misshapen labia so that many women have lost their ability to enjoy sexual activity or reach an orgasm. This in turn has led to a diminished or non-existent sex life and an increasing self-esteem issue for the woman. It can also lead to dissatisfaction in a marriage. If the woman is also overweight or feels other areas of her body are also deteriorating, she becomes overwhelmed with the need to take some positive action to improve her well-being.
A growing trend has emerged to have vaginal cosmetic surgery- vaginoplasty- to tighten and tone the muscles in the pelvic area or cosmetic surgery on the labia-labioplasty –reduction or shaping of the labia to make it more aesthetic for her partner. At the same time, a woman can combine these vaginal surgeries with another procedure such as a liposuction, buttock lift or a tummy tuck. These procedures will help with the removal of excess stretched skin and will augment the results of the vaginoplasty and the labiaplasty. Other cosmetic procedures that can be combined with the pelvic surgery include breast reduction, breast augmentation or breast lift. Physicians should be able to perform these procedures at the same time so that the patient will be exposed to anesthesia only once.
Liposuction can be performed at the same time as cosmetic vaginoplasty. Liposuctions can remove fat deposits or bulges that are usually found in the abdomen, buttocks, hips or thighs. This procedure will permanently remove the fat cells to enhance a woman’s physical appearance and thereby raise her self-esteem. However, it does not remove cellulite from the body and is not a remedy for lack of exercise. It is performed on healthy patients that want an improved body contour and overall shape.
A tummy tuck can also be performed at the same time as a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty or both. This procedure will remove excess fatty tissue and skin of the abdomen, and tighten the abdominal muscles that are loose as a result of pregnancy, weight fluctuations or age. This surgery will tighten the abdominal walls while removing the extra skin and fat from the area. Abdominoplasty requires at least a week of recovery at home and up to six weeks without exercise or excessive lifting till complete healing occurs which coincides with the time it takes to reciver completely from cosmetic vaginal surgery.
As with any cosmetic surgery, if you are contemplating vaginal or labial surgery it is imperative that you consult an experienced and reputable physician before having any surgery. You will tell your doctor why you want and need your surgery and he/she should inform you about any risks associated with labiaplasty, vaginoplasty or a combination of these procedures with any other cosmetic surgery like that on your abdomen or breasts. He/she should also assess you to see if you need any of these procedures and whether they will help you achieve your goals.