Will vaginoplasty address urine and rectal prolaspe?
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Rectocele and stress incontinence can be addressed at time of vaginoplasty
Rectal prolapse or rectocele?
Rectal prolapse is not the same as rectocele. The first is a prolapse of the entire rectum through the anus. The second is a bulge of the rectal wall into the vaginal canal with nothing happening at the anus. Rectal prolapse is treated with rectal resection and/or fixation - it's major surgery done through the abdomen or through laparoscopy. It has nothing to do with vaginoplasty. You would want to have this done first. Vaginoplasty simply tightens the vaginal canal. It is not designed or intended to improve urinary leakage.
Vaginoplasty for rectal prolapse and urine incontinence
Your story and concerns are in good company with almost ever other patient that undergoes vaginal rejuvenation and turns out to be an enormous (sexual) self-confidence booster thereafter.
Vaginal Rejuvenation (a.k.a. vaginoplasty) is performed to reconstruct (more or less tighten) the vaginal vault most commonly following natural vaginal birth. Again, like most other surgery, the experience of and “attention to detail” (a.k.a. compulsiveness) by the surgeon is the most important element to achieving a good result. Although there is some merit to Kegal exercises, many patients with laxity after natural vaginal birth fail to obtain sufficient tightening. For these patients, vaginoplasty, tightening of the vaginal vault muscles from the introits (opening) up to the cervix is typically the best solution. The procedure is commonly done on an outpatient basis in about an hour under either deep intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Recovery is gradual but probably the worst for the first 4-5 days until swelling starts to reside then patients feel better each day thereafter. Sexual activity is usually refrained for about 6 weeks. In a study I was involved in back in 2009, 87% of vaginoplasty patients were satisfied with their results and had an improved sexual experience post-operatively. Typical (all inclusive) fee at my office/surgery center is $8500. Glad to help.
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