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07 27th, 2006
Vaginoplasty

Various Facts about Vaginoplasty.

The process known as childbirth calls for certain parts of a woman's anatomy to undergo marked, though temporary, changes. During a vaginal delivery, a woman's vagina becomes enlarged, making room for the baby's head. Sometimes childbirth can actually tear the vaginal muscle. Sometimes childbirth can cause a woman to develop a prolapsed pelvis.

Such changes weaken the vaginal muscles. They reduce the amount of friction normally present between male and female reproductive organs during intercourse. The reduced friction diminishes the amount of pleasure obtained by those who have engaged in love-making.

The vaginoplasty offers a woman a way to tighten her loose vaginal muscles. The vaginoplasty reduces the amount of excess vaginal mucosa, the vaginal lining. That then reduces the size of the vaginal muscles. A woman with smaller vaginal muscles can offer her partner in bed a tighter "grip".

In addition, a vaginoplasty can sometimes remove from a woman a sense of discomfort. At times, a torn vagina can create a rubbing or pulling sensation, especially when a woman wears tight-fitting clothes. After a vaginoplasty, a woman no longer feels that pull.

A vaginoplasty offers real relief to a woman with a prolapsed pelvis. Such a condition results from a weakening of the muscles at the base of the pelvis. The weakening of those muscles causes the pelvis to press on the woman's vagina. Such pressure triggers development of a level of discomfort in the region of the vagina.

Such discomfort disappears, following a vaginoplasty. Cosmetic surgeons have a variety of names for the vaginoplasty - vaginal rejuvenation, aesthetic vaginal surgery, and cosmetic vaginal surgery. Each of those names refers to the same procedure, a 60 to 90 minute operation.

Following a vaginoplasty, a woman remains in the recovery room for one hour, and then she is free to go home. After the operation, a woman needs to have someone who can wheel her to a car, because she can not walk for the next 3 days. After the vaginoplasty, a woman and her partner can not immediately test the procedure's effectiveness. Sexual activity can not be resumed for another 4 to 6 weeks.

Following a vaginoplasty, a woman does not need to fear the eventual removal of the surgeon's sutures. Cosmetic surgeons use absorbable sutures when performing a vaginoplasty. A woman does need to schedule a post operative visit. Vaginoplasty, like all surgery does come with certain risks, such as infection.

Because vaginoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery, it is generally not covered by medical insurance. Most cosmetic surgeons can offer their patients information about ways to finance any planned operation that is done for strictly cosmetic reasons. In some cases a patient takes out a special type of insurance, one that is intended to cover elective medical procedures.

At other times, a patient and her doctor agree on a specific payment plan. Such a plan usually calls for payment of a deposit at the time when the surgery has been requested and scheduled. The remaining amount then comes due on the day of the surgery.

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