Vaginoplasty & Perineoplasty in Youngstown, OH
Dr. Castas Apostolis is a double board-certified urogynecologist with over fifteen years of experience performing gynecologic surgery. He can help you to achieve your desired aesthetic through vaginoplasty and perineoplasty procedures. Call (330) 953-3414 to schedule an appointment at our medical spa in Youngstown or Akron, OH today!
What is a vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty (also known as posterior colporrhaphy) is a procedure designed to tighten the vagina. An alternative is noninvasive vaginal tightening through heating tissues with radiofrequency waves or laser. Patients with significant laxity may not experience a benefit from these treatments and may be better candidates for surgical tightening with vaginoplasty.
How will I know if I should choose vaginoplasty over noninvasive methods?
The most effective way to find out what method is right for you is to schedule a cosmetic gynecology consultation with board-certified urogynecologist, Dr. Apostolis. During your consultation, Dr. Apostolis will take the time to fully understand your desired results in order to determine the cosmetic gynecology option that is right for you.
What are some reasons patients want a vaginoplasty?
After childbirth, women may complain of vaginal laxity, resulting from stretching of tissues and separating of muscles, sometimes to the point that a tampon falls out, and this lack of tone can contribute to sexual dysfunction.
What does a vaginoplasty do?
A vaginoplasty brings the separated muscles together, and the extra mucosa skin from the back side of the vagina is removed. The external skin can also be removed for a more aesthetic appearance.
is anesthesia used for a vaginoplasty?
While a vaginoplasty can be done under local anesthesia, many opt to have it done under general anesthesia.
How should I prepare for a vaginoplasty?
Patients are asked to do a bowel prep prior to surgery. All instructions will be provided by our team prior to your procedure.
What happens during a vaginoplasty procedure?
Once the amount of tightening to be done is determined, a pie-shape wedge is marked to delineate the extra skin to be removed from inside the vagina. Beneath the skin, the tissues are tightened with strong sutures. Once the vaginal canal has been tightened, the mucosal skin is sutured closed. If there is external skin that protrudes, this can be reduced as well for a more aesthetic result.
What are the risks of a vaginoplasty?
Risks from vaginoplasty include infection, bleeding, pain, along with rare complications.
Recovering from a vaginoplasty
Patients may have one to two weeks of down time. They may feel a deep ache for the first few days, and there is no tampon use or intercourse for eight weeks. Depending on the amount of tightening performed, some patients may be instructed to use dilators.
What are the results of a vaginoplasty?
This procedure typically results in a tighter vaginal canal, which can help enhance sexual satisfaction. Dr. Apostolis is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to ensure you get your desired results.
Schedule a Vaginoplasty and Perineoplasty Consultation!
If you are interested in learning more about vaginoplasty and perineoplasty, call (330) 953-3414 to request an appointment with Dr. Costas Apostolis today!