CosmeticVaginal Surgery

Samir Shureih, MD

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

VAGINOPLASTY. VAGINAL REJUVANATION BALTIMORE COSMETIC SURGERY
A woman’s body undergoes many changes with each pregnancy and delivery. The pubic region and vaginal area undergo such changes as the rest of the body. Childbirth in particular impacts the normal anatomy and normal appearance of the female genitalia. Both external and internal structures are affected by these changes. Weight fluctuations have its effects as well. Childbirth stretches the vagina, soft tissue and muscles to allow for vaginal delivery. This will result in loose tissue and lax muscles. Such changes decrease the friction during sexual intimacy, decreasing the sexual experience. Most women will tell you that multiple childbirths have changed the sexual experience and sensation.
Vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation is a surgical procedure that addresses the vaginal laxity by tightening the stretched soft tissue and stretched ineffective muscles of the vagina. Vaginoplasty increases the tone of the vaginal muscles, resulting in tighter more toned vagina.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR VAGINOPLASTY?
Women who are in good general and gynecologic health are candidates for vaginal rejuvenation.

RECOVERY
Women undergoing vaginal rejuvenation should expect some swelling and bruising. Refrain from sexual activity for four to six weeks after surgery

COMPLICATIONS
Any surgical procedure carry a certain amount of risk, however vaginoplasty is a safe and effective procedure.
Infection, bleeding, hematoma, scaring, and painful scarring are potential risks.
Rejuvenation of the Pubic area
The pubic mount is characterized by its slight convexity and prominence. An age and weight change causes the pubic region to become loose, drooping and more prominent with fat. It is a cause of self consciousness and embarrassment.
The pubis can be lifted and restored to normal rejuvenated pubis. This can be done as an individual procedure or as part of a tummy tuck procedure.
Excess fat when present can be reduced b liposuction.

Labioplasty LABIA MAJORA
Any person should be proud and comfortable with their body. Beauty includes all body organs including our most private and intimate areas. In the female body this means the vagina, labia minora and labia majora.
Labia majora (the large vaginal lips) have a moderate fullness to cover the labia minora and the vaginal opening. Age and weight loss can leave the labia majora empty and deflated. Such loss of volume causes the protrusion of the labia minora and more open vagina. Empty labia majora can be enhanced by fat transfer .Fat transfer restore the fullness and beauty of the labia majora.
Large oversized labia majora is as unattractive and a source of embossment especially in swim suit or underwear because of the significant bulge it causes. Surgical reduction of the labia majora can be performed with well hidden incision within the inside crease of the labia by removing a crescent of tissue.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR LABIA SURGERY?
Women who are in good general and gynecologic health are candidates for vaginal rejuvenation including labia surgery.

 

RECOVERY
Women undergoing vaginal rejuvenation should expect some swelling and bruising. Refrain from sexual activity for six weeks after surgery

COMPLICATIONS
Any surgical procedure carry a certain amount of risk, however vaginoplasty and labia surgery is a safe and effective procedure.
Infection, bleeding, hematoma, scaring, and painful scarring are potential risks.

LABIOPLASTY, LABIA MINORA.
LABIA REDUCTION SURGERY.
Labia minor (inner lips of the vagina), are normally hidden within the labia majora (outer lips of the vagina). In some the labia minora protrudes out, and hangs outside the vagina. Thin non youthful appearance is caused by many factors including chronic inflammation, weight changes and childbirth.
Large labia minora are a source of embarrassment, and pain due to friction and stretch. Labia reduction surgery is the art of sculpting the labia to normal shape, size and appearance. The surgical technique should preserve the anterior edge of the labia. The excess labia tissue is reduced through a special surgical design with a step off to avoid straight long scar line.
The surgical procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with
sedation, or general anesthesia administered by our Board Certified MD Anesthesia staff.

 

 

 


COMPLICATIONS

Though rare complications can occur, and include:
Bleeding
Hematoma.
Scarring
Infection
Deformity
Scars
Painful scars

POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

• Depending on the magnitude of surgical procedures, there will be swelling and bruising for about two to three weeks after surgery. Ice or frozen peas bags wrapped with thin towel can help with pain and swelling.
• Pain and discomfort is controlled with pain medication.
• Urination may cause some burning and discomfort. This can be avoided by pouring water or saline on the vaginal area while urinating. This will decrease the burning.
• Keeping the area clean and personal local hygiene is extremely important. Washing with antiseptic or surgical soap frequently during the day is of extreme importance for the success of the surgery.
• Apply antibiotic cream ( BACTROBAN) to the suture line very gently.
• Wear loose clothes and underwear.
• Sexual intercourse should be avoided for SIX weeks.

 


THE CONSULTATION
Dr. Shureih will initially take a full history and an examination, and determine if you are a candidate for surgery. It is very important to discuss your expectations fully and frankly with him. Dr. Shureih will discuss your options, the risks and limitations of each surgical procedure. Dr. Shureih will explain the type of anesthesia to be used, the facility where the surgery will be performed and the costs involved. For a personal confidential consultation with Dr. Shureih call us at 410-243-3035
Like almost all cosmetic surgical procedures, vaginal rejuvenation gives women a boost in their self confidence and self esteem.
The decision for vaginal cosmetic surgery is a personal decision
It is something you are doing for you.