A Vaginal repair is an operation to lift and strengthen the walls of the vagina and restore its normal support. It is often known as colporrhaphy.
Vaginal repair is performed to correct a prolapse, which is a situation where the ligaments supporting the vagina and uterus have weakened and are stretched and loose due to childbirth and age. Although one type of prolapse may predominate, all the ligaments and muscles of the pelvic floor are interconnected and usually it is necessary to strengthen the whole pelvic support structure, as the extra pressure may cause prolapse in another site.
A treatment for Vaginal laxity. Vaginoplasty is a female genital surgical procedure that tightens the vagina and surrounding muscles and soft tissues. This surgery results in increased friction during intercourse that often enhances sexual satisfaction.
This is the surgical procedure for vaginal relaxation, which occurs when the vaginal supports loose their tone, strength and control. The vagina becomes quite roomy and slack, as its supporting muscles and tissues have become stretched and torn during childbirth. Unfortunately, it usually does not return to its pre-pregnancy state, and the vagina is no longer at its best possible sexual functioning state. Many women complain of loss of sensation during sexual intercourse, which reduces sexual satisfaction for them, and also for their partners. It is quite common for this to be the source of disharmony and resentment. Worse still, the emotional toll with loss of self-esteem and confidence can result in fear of entering another relationship or even guilt, self-blame or depression.
Some women complain of vaginal air-trapping or vaginal wind, which can be very embarrassing. It can occur on its own and sometimes during sexual intercourse. The same goes for vaginal water trapping, with annoying dribbling of fluid long after coming out of the bath or pool.
Vaginal tightening surgically restores the stretched or damaged supporting tissues and the muscles of the perineum. The stretched and excess vaginal skin is removed resulting in immediate reduction in vaginal size, which should allow more friction and return of sensation during sexual intercourse.
There are different ways to do this procedure depending on the extent of the repair. Your specialist will discuss the technique he will use. Typically, your specialist makes a cut through the vaginal wall. The outside walls of the vagina are lifted up and supported by attachment to pelvic ligaments. The incision is then sewn up inside using dissolvable stitches, so you will not have any visible scars.
Occasionally the surgery is performed through a cut made in the skin of your lower abdomen (around the top of a bikini brief).
In all cases, a catheter (tube) is put into the bladder to collect urine.
The procedure usually requires two or three days in hospital. It is carried out under a general anesthetic, which means you will be asleep throughout.
Anterior vaginal wall repair
This is a surgical procedure that tightens the anterior vaginal wall to repair a cystocele (the sinking of the bladder into the vagina) or urethrocele (the sinking of the urethra into the vagina). A rectocele (the bulging of the rectum into the vagina) is repaired by tightening the posterior vaginal wall.
To perform the anterior Vaginal repair, an incision is made through the vagina to release a portion of the anterior (front) vaginal wall that is attached to the base of the bladder.
The supportive tissue between the vagina and bladder is folded and stitched to bring the bladder and urethra in proper position.
There are several variations on this procedure that may be necessary, based on the severity of the prolapse (bulging or sinking).
This procedure may be performed using general or spinal anesthesia. You may have a foley catheter in place for 1 to 2 days after surgery. You will be given a liquid diet immediately after surgery, followed by a regular diet when your normal bowel function has returned. Stool softeners and laxatives may be prescribed to prevent straining with bowel movements, since this can cause stress on the incision.
A similar procedure can be performed on the posterior (back) wall of the vagina to repair a rectocele.
Why the Procedure is Performed
This procedure is used to repair the vaginal wall prolapse or herniation that occurs with urethrocele or cystocele. This surgery by itself does not treat stress incontinence -- an additional procedure is needed in women who have stress urinary incontinence along with a cystocele.
In mild cases of cystocele, your doctor may recommend trying pelvic floor muscle exercises first, before resorting to surgical treatment. In some women, a pessary (a device placed in the vagina to hold up the prolapse) can be used to avoid surgery.
Cosmetic plastic surgery of the labia majora and labia minora, also known as labiaplasty, provides physical and psychological benefits for women. This highly specialized plastic surgery requires extensive experience and expertise. The few surgeons who are qualified, approach this procedure as an art, using refined techniques to produce customized results for each individual.
Labiaplasty can relieve the emotional and physical discomfort associated with labia majora (outer lips) and labia minora (inner lips) conditions. The goal of the surgery is to provide a balanced, comfortable appearance of the labia area. Labia appearance issues typically result from sexual intercourse, childbirth, genetics, or aging. There may also be asymmetry between the inner and outer labia lips, which may cause discomfort.
The labia area is a sensitive issue for women. Enlarged inner or outer labia lips of the vagina may cause discomfort, embarrassment, or adversely affect sexual intimacy. Candidates may have a poorly defined labia anatomy, which can make everyday activities difficult. Close-fitting pants and bathing suits may be uncomfortable. Sporting activities may be difficult. All of these factors can be distressing. Labiaplasty can restore the contour of the labia minora or labia majora, and alleviate these distressing conditions.
Labia Minora or Labia Majora Reduction
For patients with enlarged inner and outer vaginal lips, surgically reducing the enlarged labia minora or labia majora may be appropriate. During this procedure, the doctor will use Iris scissors or scalpel to sculpt the tissue on the labia. The appropriate incision location depends on many individual factors, including the configuration and texture of the labia. The doctor will then suture the incision closed with dissolvable stitches.
The labia and surrounding area may be slightly bruised. Patients can expect swelling for several weeks. Oral medications can be administered to reduce pain. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection. Severe pain or abnormal symptoms should be reported to the doctor immediately. The patients will receive a list of post-operative instructions that may include the restriction of heavy exercise for three or more weeks, restriction of sexual relations for six to eight weeks, and no tampon use for ten days.
Since many patients travel for the procedure, a follow-up view of the labia can be made by sending a picture to the doctor within six weeks of the procedure. Some patients may notice an increased sensation in their clitoris as a result of the removed tissue; however, this is not the purpose of the procedure. The final appearance will be evident in three to six months.
Revirgination - Surgical Procedure Restores Hymen - Hymenoplasties
Since many women have already lost their virginity, they are turning to a new form of plastic surgery to get it back. This surgery is called hymenoplasty, also known as revirgination, a surgical procedure which reattaches the hymen.
Not being a virgin does not come as a surprise anymore these days. Many women lose their virginities at an early age, more so in this modern world of ours. Virginity is, in some corners of society, still considered a precious possession. Wouldn't it be nice if women could somehow reclaim what they have lost?
Truth is, virginity can be reclaimed, and revirgination is a set of different plastic surgeries and exercises intended to make you look and feel like a virgin once again. Vaginal surgery, which is one of revirgination's fastest growing segments, forms the core of revirgination.
Hymenoplasty, a controversial medical procedure known mostly for its prevalence in the Middle East and Latin America, is becoming popular in the U.S. Although there are no hard data, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says vaginal surgery, including hymenoplasty, is one of the industry's fastest-growing segments. Gynecologists are marketing hymenoplasty in magazines, local newspapers and online. They report business is booming.
Forget Botox, liposuction or breast enlargement. The newest trend in plastic surgery for US women is vaginal reconstruction, including hymenoplasty, which offers patients new virginity
The procedure, also known as "revirgination", is a way for women to improve their life or enjoy a second honeymoon.