What is Vaginoplasty?
Women have a lot to worry about, and they don't want discomfort and low self-esteem caused by stretched vaginal walls to be one of these worries. Vaginoplasty (also called surgical vaginal rejuvenation or reshaping) is a surgical procedure performed to tighten and strengthen the walls of the vagina, which may become lax over time due to childbirth, age, genetics, or significant weight loss. At our Beverly Hills, CA office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen offers surgical vaginal rejuvenation to tighten the vaginal wall and/or reshape the inner and outer labia. If you're uncomfortable with the appearance of your vagina, or if you experience vaginal pain or soreness, schedule a consultation with Dr. Katzen to learn more about vaginoplasty at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills.
"My experience with Dr. Timothy Katzen is wonderful. His surgical skills are top notch and he has great bedside manner. I have had 3 procedures with Dr. Katzen and happy with all three."- K.Y. / Google / Nov 05, 2019
"Dr. Katzen is amazing. His knowledge and bedside banner area impeccable. He kept me informed every step of the way. His staff is just as impressive, they are patient and responsive 24hrs a day. He is great with the bariatric patient community, he knows how to get rid of our loose skin and hide all the scars. Thank you for all your help!"- C.R. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"The Best and I Looked Researched Everywhere and Everyone - Body lift and thigh lift 11 pounds removed and I have my 19 year old body back [RSBleep], you know the body we had before the babies and the weight gains loses gains and loses ------ Dr. Katzen exceeded all my expectations with the surgical results and he has a mellow kind beside manner very UN-LA (thank goodness).The office staff is SUPER NICE (Kiara is great) I live in SF and traveled and stayed the 2 weeks in LA because he is the best. I am not posting body pics BC I am 7 weeks post op my scars look good but are PINK (that is how I scar) and my thighs look good (yes they are gapped now) but have 2 little incisions/suture healing spots - totally normal healing stuff.Will update with body pics in a few weeks."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
"Dr. Katzen is a True Gem!!!! - What makes Dr. Katzen stood out for me was his demeanor and how wonderful his patients talk about him. Dr. Katzen is a true gem and I am so glad I went with him. He stuck with me from beginning to end. I felt safe and comfortable with him the entire journey. I had the pleasure of meeting many of his post-op patients in the lobby. We all pretty much agree he is awesome!"- J.P. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
"Extended Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia Surgery After 140 Pound Weight Loss - I am a 47-year-old male who underwent gastric bypass surgery. I lost approximately 140 pounds. Like many patients, I experienced sagging excess skin in my abdomen along with other areas. My arms and thighs surprisingly was not horribly bad, I could live with it. The two areas that bothered me the most was my abdomen and chest area. I found Dr. Katzen and knew immediately, I can trust my life with him. I underwent an extended tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery, both with excellent results."- P. / RealSelf / Mar 18, 2020
Who is a Candidate for vaginoplasty?
During a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Katzen, he will be able to decide if you are a good candidate for vaginoplasty. Your age, medical history, and aesthetic goals will be assessed and considered at this appointment before Dr. Katzen helps you design your customized treatment plan. You could be a candidate for a vaginoplasty if you:
- Want to increase your sexual satisfaction
- Are seeking to restore your self-confidence and sexuality
- Are intimidated by the thought of wearing tight or revealing clothing, like bathing suits
- Experience pain or soreness during sex or other activities
- Feel that your vaginal muscles did not recover after childbirth
- Have a naturally large vaginal opening
- Suffer from vaginal laxity
- Were given an episiotomy during childbirth
What to expect during vaginoplasty
Vaginoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical center with the patient under general anesthesia. The surgery will begin with Dr. Katzen creating incisions in discreet locations on the sides of the vagina and then gently tightening the muscle tissue beneath the skin. The vaginal opening will also be reduced in size by removing a portion of the vaginal lining (mucosa). If you plan to combine your vaginoplasty with a labiaplasty, Dr. Katzen will perform the labiaplasty surgery afterward. Following your procedure, Dr. Katzen will carefully close the incisions for optimal results and minimal scarring.
how long is recovery after vaginoplasty?
You can expect a bit of pain and tenderness following the surgery. Swelling and bruising are also common following a vaginoplasty procedure. It's recommended that you avoid sexual intercourse, tampon use, or strenuous exercise for about 4 – 6 weeks. In most circumstances, you will be able to return to seated work in about a week with a full return to daily activities at around three months. After recovering from the surgical procedure, you can expect a renewed vaginal opening that looks and feels slimmer and tighter. Some patients even report heightened sensitivity and increased friction during intercourse.
How long do vaginoplasty results last?
The majority of patients will only need one vaginoplasty in their lifetime because the results are enduring and long-lasting. However, your outcomes could be compromised if you gain or lose a lot of weight, become pregnant, or give birth vaginally.
Can I get pregnant after my surgery?
Dr. Katzen advises patients considering vaginoplasty to be past their planned pregnancies because childbirth can drastically affect your surgical outcomes. If you plan to have more children, you should postpone your procedure until your family is complete. If you do become pregnant after vaginoplasty, you may have an additional surgery to refresh your results.
Are there any risks from vaginoplasty?
The most common risks of vaginoplasty are bleeding, infection, and scarring. Vaginoplasty is considered a safe procedure with very few side effects. In fact, the adverse effects of pregnancy are greater than those associated with this surgery.
IMPROVE YOUR SEXUAL HEALTH
If the look of your vagina is causing you discomfort or worry, let us ease these feelings with vaginoplasty surgery. Dr. Timothy Katzen takes great pride in being able to achieve the aesthetic goals of our patients by creating unique surgical plans that address their individual needs. If you would like to learn more about how to tighten your vagina and reshape your labia, please contact our Beverly Hills, CA office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Katzen.