Ladies in this day and age have too much to be concerned about, and at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa, we do not want a lack of comfort or confidence from weak vaginal muscles to be among those concerns. Vaginoplasty (also referred to as surgical vaginal rejuvenation/reshaping) is a surgical procedure used to tighten and strengthen the walls of the vagina, which may lose elasticity over the years because of age, childbirth, significant weight loss, or genetics. At our Santa Rosa, CA practice, plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas offer surgical vaginal rejuvenation to strengthen the vagina and/or restructure the outer and inner labia. If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your vagina or you are suffering from soreness or pain in your vagina, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas for more information about vaginoplasty at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa.
Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa also performs perineoplasty, which is an aesthetic procedure that improves the area between the vagina and rectum or perineum. Frequently, this area of tissue is damaged or torn during childbirth and can leave behind unwanted scarring, which can result in vaginal looseness. During this procedure, the entrance of the vagina is narrowed, and extra skin is removed to create a tighter shape. This surgery is typically performed in conjunction with vaginoplasty.
"Everyone at PSA is absolutely amazing. The girls and Dr. Canales are just wonderful. I recently took my Mother (Spanish-speaking only) for her consultation. Speaking on my mom's behalf and myself, everyone treated us with the upmost respect and made us feel very comfortable. The front girls were super helpful in providing information to us in both languages. All our major concerns and questions were answered very diligently - lots of care!"- T.C. / Yelp / Sep 06, 2019
"I can’t say enough about Dr. Canales and his fabulous staff! From my consultation visit (with the amazing Keri!) to my post op appointment, I have been blown away by the care I received. They allowed me to feel safe and confident in having surgery. I had complete trust in Dr.Canales and his team. As an RN I’ve met countless surgeons, but Dr. Canales stands out amongst them. He is personable, kind and a master at his craft. My breast augmentation results have far exceeded my expectations. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You all are amazing!"- H.E. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"Breast Implant Revision - Staff is extremely knowledgeable. I felt comfortable with the facility & staff. Everything was streamlined due to many years in practice. Everything that I signed was given to me in my own personal booklet, which I was able to reference when needed."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Aug 30, 2019
"I am very pleased with my results! The staff at PSA was friendly, caring, and professional! Dr. Furnas was so nice and took her time with me. She answered all my questions and put my mind at eased. I will definitely be back!"- C.B. / Google / Aug 24, 2019
"The experience was great. The staff are friendly and helpful. The procedure was quick and I had very little pain. I would recommend PSA."- T.C. / Facebook / Aug 23, 2019
During a private consultation, we will decide if you are a good candidate for vaginoplasty. Your age, medical history, and aesthetic goals will be assessed and considered so that we can build your personalized treatment plan. You could be a candidate for a vaginoplasty if you:
- Are interested in increasing your sexual satisfaction
- Are seeking to restore your self-confidence and sexuality
- Are intimidated by the thought of wearing tight clothing or bathing suits
- Suffer from discomfort or soreness during sex or other sexual activity
- Fear that your vaginal structure did not return to normal following the birth of your children
- Feel you may have a larger than normal vaginal opening
- Have more vaginal laxity than you would prefer
- Would like to have an episiotomy repaired
Vaginoplasty surgery removes the loose vaginal tissue and strengthens the area's muscle and soft tissue. The procedure is typically completed as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical center under general anesthesia. The surgery begins with creating incisions in easily hidden areas on the sides of the vagina and gently pulling the muscle tissue under the skin. The vaginal opening will also be made smaller by removing a portion of vaginal lining known as mucosa. If you will be combining your vaginoplasty with a labiaplasty, we will begin that procedure following the vaginoplasty. At the conclusion of the surgery, we will carefully close the incisions for optimal results and small, discreet scars.
What to Expect
Patients can expect a bit of discomfort and tenderness after vaginoplasty. Swelling and bruising are also to be expected following the surgery. We recommend that patients do not engage in sexual intercourse, use tampons, or overexert themselves for about 4 – 6 weeks. In most situations, you can resume seated work after about a week and return to regular daily activities approximately three months following. After healing from the surgical procedure, you can expect a renewed vaginal opening that looks and feels slimmer and tighter. Some patients even experience increased friction and heightened sensitivity during intercourse.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does vaginoplasty cost?
The cost of vaginoplasty will rely on the unique condition of the patient. The more complex or degree of deformity, the more expensive the surgery will be. During your private consultation, we will perform an exam and discuss your cosmetic goals to create a custom treatment plan. From there, we can review your costs and go over all your payment options.
How long will my results last?
Typically, the results of vaginoplasty will last for many years and most patients only undergo one vaginoplasty in their lifetime. It's also important to maintain a healthy weight and to be past childbearing to maintain optimal results. As we age, our skin starts to relax, but it's unusual for the vaginal area to relax to the degree it was prior to surgery.
Can I have children after my surgery?
Generally, yes. However, we highly recommend that you complete childbearing before receiving a vaginoplasty. If you want to have more children, we suggest you postpone your vaginoplasty as pregnancy can alter your results.
Risks of vaginoplasty?
With any surgery, there are risks, but the most common ones associated with vaginoplasty include bleeding, infection, and scarring. To put things in perspective, pregnancy involves far more risks than vaginoplasty.
Release Your Inner Diva
Allow us to ease some of your worry and discomfort with vaginal reconstruction surgery at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas look forward to catering to the needs and goals of each of our patients with a unique treatment plan so you can receive the best possible results from the surgery. If you would like to find out more about how to strengthen and restructure your vagina, please call our Santa Rosa, CA office to arrange your consultation.