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.
"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
"I absolutely love this place! I had my lips done about 2 years ago I tagged a long with a friend of mine who would come here regularly and my experience was wonderful! Then I had my boobs done back in May because of so many people I know who went here and all I heard was good reviews! My experience was amazing the customer service is always amazing everyone is so kind and sweet and helpful! I am so happy with my boob job everything went exactly as they told me it would. I just had a tummy tuck 2 days ago and I wanted to make sure to leave a review because I again am beyond happy with my results and overall my entire experience! I highly recommend this place to anyone! I saw Dr Fernus for both my surgeries she is so sweet! Definitely worth every penny I feel so much better about myself since my operations!"- W.W. / Yelp / Nov 20, 2019
"Great, Amazing place good outcome"- L.J. / Facebook / Nov 15, 2019
"I am so happy with my results. I had an awful double chin issue that would not go away with diet or exercise. I tried Kybella with a different facility and received little to no results. Dr. Furnas did chin lipo for me and the results are fantastic. I had a lot of scar tissue due to the Kybella but she was able to still do a phenomenal job. My overall experience has been great and everyone there is so sweet and attentive. I've also been going there for all my botox needs. If anyone is at all on the fence about getting botox, I highly recommend going for it at this place. No pain and the results are the best. I look amazing, THANK YOU!"- M.G. / Google / Oct 18, 2019
"Dr Furnas and her team are a class act! From consultation to surgery to post op they are seamless! This is the second time I’ve seen Dr Furnas. During the consult she took her time answered all of my questions and gave me her honest opinion! I’m very happy with the results and would recommend! Her office team is also wonderful. I give 5 Stars 🌟"- M.M. / Facebook / Oct 18, 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 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.