Perineoplasty in Bakersfield, CA

Many women suffer from weak pelvic floor muscles, incontinence issues, painful sex, and low self-esteem due to the appearance of their genitalia, namely the vaginal opening. Perineoplasty surgery – a vaginal tightening outpatient procedure – can fix many of these functional and cosmetic issues. Perineoplasty surgery is one of many vaginal reconstruction procedures that we offer at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute. To learn more about our vaginal reconstruction and rejuvenation procedures or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daneshmand, call 949-359-8397.

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

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Orange County vaginal rejuvenation surgery encompasses cosmetic and reconstructive surgery options aimed at enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of the female genitalia.

Reconstructive surgery for the vaginal area offers solutions to common issues that many women face, such as wide vagina walls, laxity, urinary incontinence, and perineum damage. Vaginal tightening can be a transformative experience for individuals looking to regain their confidence and improve sexual function in some cases.

Vaginal Rejuvenation in Bakersfield, CA

Here are some of the vaginal rejuvenation procedures available at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute:

  • Vaginoplasty: Vaginoplasty is a vaginal tightening procedure that tightens the vaginal canal, addressing issues like laxity often experienced after childbirth.
  • Labiaplasty: Orange County labiaplasty surgery focuses on reshaping and reducing the size of the labia minora or majora, enhancing both comfort and aesthetics.
  • Clitoral Hood Reduction: This procedure aims to reduce excess tissue around the clitoral hood, improving sexual pleasure.
  • Monsplasty: Orange County monsplasty surgery changes the size of the mons pubis by removing excess fat and skin in the mons pubis area.

What is a Perineoplasty?

A perineoplasty is a surgical procedure that targets the perineum, the area of tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus. This area is prone to various issues, including tearing during childbirth, injury, or general laxity due to age. Perineoplasty surgery includes making a small diamond-shaped incision at the vaginal opening designed to enhance the appearance and restore function of the perineum, providing both cosmetic and functional benefits.

Vaginoplasty vs. Perineoplasty

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While vaginoplasty and perineoplasty both fall under the umbrella of vaginal rejuvenation, they serve different purposes and address distinct concerns.

A vaginoplasty primarily focuses on tightening the vaginal canal to improve sexual satisfaction and alleviate laxity of the vaginal muscles and tissues. Meanwhile, a perineoplasty concentrates on the perineum. This surgery addresses issues such as scarring, laxity, lack of sexual pleasure, and discomfort in the area between the vagina and anus.

Common Reasons Why People Undergo a Perineoplasty

Perineoplasty is a highly sought-after procedure that can significantly improve a person’s quality of life. Some common reasons why individuals consider a perineoplasty include:

Women often experience perineal tearing or stretching during childbirth, leading to pain, incontinence issues, and decreased sexual satisfaction.

Some individuals seek perineoplasty for cosmetic reasons, desiring a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing perineum.

A perineoplasty can help repair damage, including scars and scar tissue caused by cancer treatment, horseback riding, etc.

A perineoplasty helps improve sexual function. This can help increase sexual pleasure during sexual intercourse for both the patient and their partner.

A perineoplasty can also treat other conditions, such as:

  • Dyspareunia (painful sex)
  • Vaginismus (involuntary contractions during sexual intercourse)
  • Pain during tampon use
  • Genital warts
  • Recurring infection

Who is the Best Candidate for Perineoplasty?

The best candidates for a perineoplasty procedure are those who have vaginal tearing and long-term vaginal discomfort.

Women who are pregnant, are going through cancer treatment, have an active infection, have an abnormal pap smear, or how have experienced pelvic organ prolapse aren’t a good candidate for perineoplasty.

Common Causes of Perineum Damage

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Common causes of perineal damage include:

  • Childbirth
  • Aging
  • Injury.
  • Extreme Weight Loss or Gain
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Genetics

How Does a Perineoplasty Work?

Perineoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is typically performed under general and local anesthesia. Many experienced plastic surgeons can complete the procedure in about an hour. The steps involved in a perineoplasty procedure include:

  • Consultation: Patients meet with their plastic surgeon to discuss their goals, concerns, and medical history. The surgeon will assess the perineal area and develop a personalized treatment plan.
  • Anesthesia: The patient is put under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety during the procedure.
  • Incisions: The surgeon makes small, carefully placed incisions in the perineal area and posterior vaginal wall, allowing access to the underlying tissues.
  • Tissue Repair: The surgeon repairs and tightens the perineal muscles and tissues as needed, addressing issues such as scar tissue, laxity, excess skin, or discomfort.
  • Suturing: After the necessary repairs, the surgeon meticulously sutures the incisions, ensuring a clean and aesthetically pleasing outcome.
  • Recovery: Following the procedure, patients are monitored in a recovery area before being released to go home. They are provided with post-operative instructions to ensure a proper healing process.

What to Expect After Perineoplasty Surgery?

Most patients fully recover from a perineoplasty within six weeks to eight weeks. Those who fail to follow post-operative instructions are at an increased risk and may experience improper healing, which may lead to a more drawn-out healing process or even corrective surgery.

Everyone’s recovery time will look different over the course of several weeks, but most experience a healing timeline similar to this:

  • Immediate Post-Op: Slight discomfort at the surgical site, swelling of vaginal walls, and minor bleeding in the perineal area, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and ice packs. We recommend drinking plenty of water.
  • First Week: During the first week, patients are advised to rest and avoid strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting and sexual intercourse, during this time. A sanitary pad and stool softener are recommended during this stage.
  • Two to Four Weeks: After about two weeks, perineal stitches are often dissolved. Most patients can return to light activities and work during this time.
  • Full Recovery: Resumption of normal activities typically occurs after about six weeks. Patients should begin daily pelvic floor exercises, which will improve pelvic floor muscles and maintain the results of the perineoplasty surgery.

How Much Does Perineoplasty Cost in Bakersfield, CA?

The perineoplasty cost will vary depending on your specific case and who performs the perineoplasty surgery. Most health insurance companies don’t cover surgeries on the vagina. However, if the surgery treats a medical condition, there can be some exceptions.

Risks and Complications of Vaginal Opening and Perineum Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, perineoplasty carries some potential complications and risks, including:

  • Infection: In rare cases, an infection may develop at the incision site, requiring prompt medical attention.
  • Scarring: While plastic surgeons strive to minimize scarring, some may still occur. However, these scars are generally discreet and fade over time.
  • Bleeding: Excessive bleeding during or after surgery is a rare but possible complication.
  • Anesthesia Risks: General anesthesia carries its own risks, which will be discussed with the patient during the pre-operative consultation.
  • Unsatisfactory Results: Although perineoplasty can significantly improve, individual outcomes may vary, and some patients may not achieve their desired results functionally or aesthetically. For example, some patients may experience more painful sex after surgery because their vaginal opening is smaller than it was previously.

It’s crucial for patients to thoroughly discuss their expectations, concerns, and medical history with Dr. Daneshmand during your initial consultation to minimize risks and achieve the best possible outcome.

Best Perineum Surgeon in Bakersfield and Orange County, CA

At Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute in Orange County, California, we understand the importance of feeling comfortable and confident in your body. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Daneshmand, is here to provide you with the highest quality care and personalized solutions for your aesthetic goals.

If you are considering a perineoplasty or any other vaginal rejuvenation procedure, call 949-359-8397 to schedule your first appointment. Your journey to a more confident and comfortable you begin here at Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute.

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