Ladies in this day and age have too much to be concerned about, and at Plastic Surgery Associates of 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 of Santa Rosa.
Plastic Surgery Associates of 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.
"I’m beyond happy with my experience with Dr. Canales and the staff as Plastic Surgery Associates. I inquired about a procedure (augmentation) soon after their reopening during the pandemic and got nothing short of amazing service. Right away I had Lisa reach out to me and answered everyone of my many questions. She was so helpful and I felt like she really cared and wanted to make the process as easy as possible. Due to Covid, I had a virtual consultation with Dr. Canales to get the ball rolling. It wasn’t just a get on and get off call, he wanted to know details to ensure I was going to get the desired results. Once the decision was made, the staff there (Kelsey, Lisa and Wendy) we’re providing me with all the documentation needed, reaching out to me via phone and their online Klara portal. If I ever had a question, they responded immediately without frustration. They constantly reminded me they want to provide me with the best experience. On surgery day, I felt like I was apart of the family not just a patient. Dr. Canales and my anesthesiologist and those assisting made me feel so at home and not nervous at all. Post surgery, I could not put into words how ecstatic I am with my results. I never imagined my augmentation would look and feel so natural. They are honestly perfect and it’s thanks to the team helping me decide which options would be best. Huge thank you to the team for performing a life changing procedure and treating me with such care along the way!"- R.S. / Yelp / Aug 05, 2020
"I am 48 years old and breast fed both my children for 24 months. I am also a runner and all I can say is that my breasts looked awful. I contacted Plastic Surgery Associates about a breast aug and from start to finish they were so professional and soothing to me. My breasts are incredible and to be honest..... I did not feel much pain after surgery. I have healed fast and now I am running again and feeling more fit than ever."- C.C. / Facebook / Mar 06, 2020
"I can't say enough nice things about my experience at PSA of Santa Rosa. I have wanted to have a breast reduction since my early 20's, but was nervous about having the surgery. I'm now 55 and decided I was ready to do it! I heard great things about PSA of SR and since this was my very first surgery I called for a consult. Everybody in the office was so nice and made me feel comfortable at every visit. I was very nervous the day of surgery, but the staff and Dr. Furnas were wonderful. The surgery went well and my recovery has been awesome! I thought for sure I would have to take pain pills after surgery but I never had to take a single one! And I am very happy with my breast reduction/lift results! I would highly recommend Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa."- T.K. / Google / Mar 03, 2020
"I had a full tummy tuck done with Dr Conales, if I could give more stars, I would. He and the entire team was so nice and kind from beginning to end. I'm almost 3 months post op and my results are incredible. Thank you guys so much!"- J.S. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2020
"Breast augmentation was something I'd always dreamed of but it also seemed so daunting! I barely had the guts to call Dr. Furnas's office. I was completely blown away at how open and caring they were, even on that first call, and especially the first visit. It was important that I felt safe, listened to, respected, and the whole team just went above and beyond it all. It was neat to find out Dr. Furnas is also an artist! If she had the eye to be an amazing artist then she would see every detail needed to do well with symmetry and surgery. It was also especially important that my plastic surgeon be a woman. Being unconscious for a surgery is scary, and it was a privilege to have an all female team. Surgery was January 2020 and the results are already beyond my very best expectations, I finally feel confident and free in my body. I can wear the tops I always wanted, no more crazy uncomfortable padded push up bras! Who knew silicone could make you feel MORE authentic?"- A.L. / Yelp / Feb 28, 2020
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 of 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.