Pelvic relaxation is the term used to describe changes in the pelvic floor muscles and fascia that such as weakening of these tissues so that the pelvic organs may prolapse in time due to the effect of gravity.
There are several reasons for pelvic relaxation:
Weakening of pelvic tissues may lead to a larger vaginal opening and canal and even some tissues may protrude outside from the vaginal opening.
Depending on the degree of pelvic relaxation different symptoms may occur. In mild forms of pelvic relaxation the vaginal muscles may be week, sexual life may be unsatisfactory, there may be involuntary loss of urine or gas. In severe pelvic relaxation the pelvic organs such as the uterus, bladder and rectum may be visible totally outside.
In addition vaginal birth may cause tears in the vagina and lead to badly healed episiotomy scars.
Kegel exercises are designed to strenghten pelvic floor muscles. When they are repeated regularly, they may have an effect especially in mild forms of pelvic relaxation.
Laser treatment has also been designed for patients who do not prefer to have surgery. However non of these methods are as effective as a vaginoplasty procedure.
Vaginoplasty is also known as vaginal rejuvenation. It is the surgical procedure performed to tighten the vaginal enterance and the vaginal canal. Excess vaginal mucosal tissue is removed and the underlying levator ani muscles are plicated to tighten the vaginal canal.
If necessary, concommitant procedure of perineoplasty may be performed on the perineum (the part between vaginal orifice and anus). Badly healed episiotomy scars and hyperpgmented tissues may be removed for an esthetic apperance on the vulva. This procedure is more effective than other vulvar bleaching methods.
Also labioplasty, clitoral hood reduction, surgeries to the mons pubis and labia majora may be performed during a vaginoplasty procedure.
Women having vaginal loosening and laxity whether due to childbirth,aging or genetic reasons can apply for a vaginoplasty procedure.
They should be in generally good health condition and should wait for about 12 months after childbirth before surgery.
Vaginoplasty procedure improves the appearance and function of genital area, increasing self-esteem and having a positive effect on sexual life.
The best way to determine if you’re a candidate for vaginoplasty is to have a consultation with an experienced genital esthetic surgeon.
Deciding for a cosmetic surgery procedure is an important decision that should never be rushed. That is why Dr. Saygan-Karamürsel always takes the time to get to know her patients and their reasons for wanting a Vaginoplasty during a consultation.
During this meeting, you will have a general health check and discuss all the implications and outcomes of Vaginoplasty surgery to ensure that you are fully informed and prepared to enter the operating theatre. This is also a time when you can ask any questions that you might have about Vaginoplasty in Turkey in a private, but friendly clinic environment.
You will have a thorough gynecological examination to check for additional problems during this visit.
The best way to determine if a vaginoplasty will provide the results you are looking to achieve is to have an initial consultation with Dr. Saygan-Karamürsel.
During the initial consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations about the surgery with the doctor, and ask any relevant questions.
Dr. Saygan-Karamürsel will listen to your needs, expectations and your desired outcome from the vaginoplasty. The doctor will discuss the procedure with you, and answer any questions you may have. She will help you to have realistic expectations for the results of surgery and give you advice about the precautions you should take after surgery.
During this time you will also be able to meet with our caring staff that will be part of your team.
Vaginoplasty surgery is performed either under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Saygan- Karamürsel will determine the best type of anesthesia based on your procedure and examination. Anesthesiologists in our team with experience and expertise will be attending your surgery.
The procedure will take 1-2 hours and all scarring with vaginoplasty is internal. If perineoplasty is performed, there may be esthetic sutures on the vulva that dissolve by themselves. Most of the time, vaginoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. After having some rest in the hospital or clinic, the patient can go home on the same day.
You can usually go home a short time after your procedure, but resting and relaxation is important. A control appointment will be scheduled after surgery.
You will see Dr. Saygan-Karamürsel the day after your surgery and at regular visits after surgery. This is done so the doctor can personally monitor your recovery process and to ensure that you have the best results possible.
Following your surgery there will be some bruising, swelling and pain. You will have a vaginal pack, which includes a sterile gauze. It will be removed the morning after your surgery by your doctor
Your discomfort will be controlled by the pain medication prescribed by Dr. Saygan-Karamürsel. To help with the swelling, you should apply ice packs for the first 48 hours.
You will go home walking after your procedure and you may need to take one week off from work following your surgery. You may be very sensitive over the next 2-3 weeks and you should avoid any strenuous physical activities.
You should avoid any high impact activities like jogging for up to six weeks. Full recovery takes from 4-6 weeks and you can resume sexual activity after 6 weeks.
You should not swim or wash in the tub for 6 weeks, but you can take a shower even on the day of surgery. It is important to keep the wound dry and clean.
Dr. Burcu Saygan Karamürsel can perform vaginoplasty in Antalya, Ankara or İstanbul in affiliated private hospitals.
Whatever reason you have for choosing vaginoplasty, Dr. Saygan-Karamürsel and her staff will provide a caring, supportive environment for your procedure. Dr. Saygan-Karamürsel has extensive experience and expertise in genital cosmetic surgery.