How Common is Loss of Sensation After Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery?
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Loss of sensation with vaginoplasty
Any surgical procedure can result in some loss of sensation particularly in the incision itself. However, it is extremely unlikely that you will lose any significant sensation in any of the erogenous zones, namely the g-spot and clitoris with the commonly performed posterior repair.
Vaginal Rejuvenation and Sensation, Do You Lose Sensation or Not?
Sensation Loss After Vaginal Rejuvenation Variable
From what you are describing with regards to your complaints, this is really more than a straightforward vaginal rejuvenation. Most vaginal rejuvenation involves tightening the opening to the vaginal canal by removing some excess tissue in the perineum ( the space between your vagina and rectum), and tightening the muscles there so that the opening is smaller. This is the most common complaint when someone comes in for this type of surgery,because this is where most women derive their tactile sensation from ( the clitoral/labial area), not the internal vaginal walls. When you are talking about the internal canal, this is a much more difficult procedure with regards to approach and healing, and has a higher risk, since now you are closer to internal structures, etc. Overall, the rates of sensation loss should be low - around 1%. I hope this helps.
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Functional vaginal rejuvenation after child birth
Have you considered non-surgical vaginal tightening? I use the geneveve treatment in my practice, which is radio frequency technology delivered with cryogen cooling. There is no discomfort during the procedure (about 30 minutes) and no downtime afterwards. The heating of the deep tissues stimulates collagen production, which results in vaginal tightening. This treatment is functional- it is not for improvement in the external appearance. Patients notice improved sensation during sex, decreases stress urinary incontinence (small amount of urinary leakage when coughing, sneezing, or laughing), and improved lubrication.
You can, of course, opt for surgical vaginoplasty. The chance of noticeable sensation changes after surgery is extremely low. However, there is recovery of about four weeks involved.
Best wishes, Dr. Meghan Nadeau, Seattle, WA
Sensation after vaginal surgery
Although any surgery carries some risk of damage to nerves that provide sensation, it is rare from vaginal and labia procedures.
Loss of sensation after vaginal rejuvenation
Risk factors for loss of sensation are: women who smoke, or women who are over the age of 50. These risks will increase the chance of this happening, although it still remains very low.
When interviewing surgeons, make sure you chose one who has specialized training in cosmetic vaginal surgeries, along with endless before and after photos and patient testimonials.
Vaginoplasty and sensation.
Vaginoplasty is done primarily to enhance sensation during sexual intercourse in women who have undergone vaginal delivery of their children. The chance of your having less sensation after this surgery is extremely rare barring any unusual complications.
Sensation Loss with Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty
Hence, they choose #Vaginoplasty and, or, #Labiaplasty to improve comfort and increase sexual sensation.
However, all surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major #complications are rare. These can include infection, bleeding , separation of the incision, changes in sensation , pain, increased sensitivity, unsatisfactory cosmetic results. The specific #risks and suitability of these procedures for each individual can be determined only at the time of consultation.
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