Vaginal Rejuvenation: What kind of anesthesia will I be under?

Are you given a local or general for the surgery?

Doctor Answers 3

Vaginal Rejuvenation and Anesthesia

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#VaginalRejuvenation surgery is commonly done with general #anesthesia because of the patient’s desire not to know or feel the procedure. Spinal or epidural anesthetic is also an option allowing the patient to be
awake. This is ideal for those who have a fear of going to sleep or have other
major medical problems. Sedation and use of local #anesthetics is the least
invasive of anesthetic options. Many choose this so that recovery is almost
immediate and the down time is minimal.

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Vaginal Rejuvenation Anesthesia Choices

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There are many options besides a general anesthetic for a vaginoplasty procedure including IV sedation and local, spinal/epidural anesthesia, oral sedation and local anesthesia, etc. Discuss your options with your surgeon.

Anesthesia for Vaginal Tightening

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There are two types of vaginal tightening: surgical vaginal tightening and nonsurgical vaginal tightening. Nonsurgical options are usually laser treatments of the vaginal skin only and do not require anesthesia. Surgical vaginal tightening includes vaginoplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, perineoplasty, colpoperineoplasty and other procedures. These are performed under local, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia depending upon the particular circumstances of your anatomy, your anxiety level, and the anticipated extent of the surgery.

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