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Vaginoplasty: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

A vaginoplasty surgery tries to bring separated muscles back together, thereby tightening the vagina in the process which has become loose due to vaginal or natural childbirth and or due to aging. The additional mucosa skin is removed from behind the vagina. A vaginoplasty surgery is also done to treat malignant growths such as cancer and abscesses or in other words accumulation of pus inside the tissue of the concerned patient.

According to Gynecologists this surgery can better sexual satisfaction or sexual response by improving the feelings of sensitivity, although there is no certainty in this matter. Originally the vaginoplasty surgery was invented in order to remedy birth defects in girls where the vagina was absent or malformed. This was a reconstructive treatment method and it was done to enable the girl to be able to urinate, have normal menstruation and sexual intercourse. A vaginoplasty surgery can alter the size of the vaginal entry point and also bring about alterations to the vulva’s appearance.

Although a vaginoplasty surgery can be performed in children, it is subject to matters of human rights debate as children are not of the age to give consent legally.

How is the treatment done?

The concerned patient will be asked to quit smoking a month before the scheduled surgery date as smoking reduces oxygenation. This hampers blood flow leading to loss and also slows down significantly the body’s ability to heal itself. The surgery cannot be performed at the time a woman is having her periods and has to be scheduled in a way that it takes place at the end of the menstrual cycle. If the surgery is scheduled right after the end of your periods then the operated area will heal in time so as not to cause you any discomfort during your next cycle.

An entire physical examination will be carried out by the doctor to check your health condition and you will also be given counselling regarding the possible risks and complications.

Before undergoing surgery patients will be required to do bowel preparation. Then a check is done by the surgeon to determine and fix the amount of tightening that needs to be done. The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia. Sometimes, it is also performed under conscious which is a process where a drug called Diprovan is administered. This medication will keep the patient in a state of sleep and will continue to have its effects as long as the drug is being administered.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

All those born with malformed vagina’s or those with loose vagina as a result of natural childbirth are eligible to go for this surgery.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

All those below 18 years of age are not eligible to go for irreversible genital reconstructive surgery or vaginoplasty surgery.

Are there any side effects?

Usually, the common side effects noticed after the completion of a vaginoplasty surgery are nausea and dizziness as a result of the anaesthesia that is administered in order to perform the surgery. Difficulty urinating, abnormal bleeding, vaginal discharge, hematoma, experiencing pain during sexual intercourse, loss of sensitivity or pleasure during sexual activities, infection at the site of the surgery or inflammation and also leaking at the area between the vagina and bladder.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Like all surgeries and treatments you will be asked to adhere to certain post-treatment guidelines in order to speed up the process of healing. A patient is advised not to lift heavy objects as that can put strain on the site of surgery. You should also abstain from taking baths in the swimming pool or hot tub during your healing period. You are advised to go back to your normal activities including sexual intercourse activities after six weeks time. Also, ensure to follow up your condition and the medications that you are taking by visiting the doctor every now and then.

How long does it take to recover?

The entire surgery duration lasts for about two hours after which you will be held back in the recovery room of the hospital/clinic for another two hours to monitor for any adverse side effects. The time to heal completely after returning home takes about four to six weeks. Although it has been seen that some patients resume their daily activities sometimes in a week’s time as well

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost of vaginal surgery in India varies depending upon the type of surgery and also the city where you decide to get operated. However, the cost of the surgery alone will be somewhere around 1-2 lakhs.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation surgery is usually permanent in case of most patients. However, the vagina can go to its original loose state if the patient undergoes any future vaginal childbirth once again.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

An alternative to vaginoplasty is vaginal tightening without having to introduce or insert surgical instruments into the body. It works by warming up the tissues with a laser or radiofrequency waves. But this alternative treatment method will not be very beneficial to patients with too much vaginal laxity.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am 21 yeas old unmarried and now I have some personal vaginal issues like, I want to regain my virginity so can you help me out to regain my virginity, I'm not able to share with anyone so please help me out this.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Anyone who has first intercourse it means loss of virginity. That you can not reverse. If you are talking about hymenoplasty meet gynecologist.
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If I had sex before marriage one time. After 10 month when my marriage time then I use artificial hymen pills. That will work or not in my first night with my husband.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. In Indian context, loosing virginity is breaking of the HYMN. The hymen is a membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. It forms part of the vulva, or external genitalia, and is similar in structure to the...

Me and my girlfriend we both were there in a physical relationship for almost around 4 years but the situation made us get separate and now she's getting married to other guy and she's too much tensed about her virginity thing that what's gone happen. Please help us in telling any solution for this so that she can live her life happily.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear user. No one can find out whether a girl had sexual relationship prior to marriage simply because there is no scientific proof exists. Don't worry. Take care.
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