Vaginal reconstruction surgery is becoming increasingly popular as more patients discover its many benefits, decreasing its stigma. It is the operation that many women want to know more about but which women are the least likely to tell their doctors about. However, despite the silence and shame surrounding the topic of vaginal reconstruction surgery, every year, more and more women undergo this procedure. Stigma is being reduced by the efforts of doctors, surgeons, and women who have had vaginal restoration surgery to educate and inform the general public about its many health and wellness benefits.
Reconstructive surgery of the vagina
Vaginal reconstruction surgery, also known as labioplasty, is used for female genital surgery. A labioplasty may be performed to improve the aesthetics or function of the body. Its intent, and therefore the operation’s intent, will be functional. For example, a middle-aged woman with three children who has lost most of the sensation in her vagina, resulting in loss of sensation during intercourse, would be an excellent candidate for vaginal reconstruction surgery. On the other hand, another woman may opt for labioplasty because her lips are longer or fuller than usual, and she wants to look younger and more streamlined.
You can talk to your gynecologist about vaginal reconstruction surgery if you feel comfortable. Especially if you have been visiting the same gynecologist for a long time, they will know a lot about your health and any problems you have, and you will probably feel more comfortable. But don’t be surprised if your gynecologist doesn’t have all the answers. You may know very little about vaginal reconstruction surgery as it is a dynamic field that has undergone numerous groundbreaking transformations over the past few decades.
Labioplasty is an increasingly popular form of cosmetic surgery. Because of this, more and more plastic surgeons are adding labioplasty to their services list. But just because a plastic surgeon offers labioplasty at their clinic and it’s close to your home doesn’t mean that clinic is the best place for you. Experience pays off, and when it comes to finding a plastic surgeon to perform your labiaplasty, you don’t want to settle for someone who doesn’t have hands-on experience and skills.
Vaginal reconstructive surgery is not part of any residency training, so all plastic surgeons learn to do so after completing formal training. For most forms of plastic surgery, surgeons undergo training beyond formal training to obtain postgraduate certification. Frighteningly, there are currently no such certification programs to train surgeons to perform labioplasty.