Many different circumstances can alter the structure of your vagina and nearby tissues, which can negatively impact your sexual health and everyday life. Fortunately, the team at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates in Ocean and Howell, New Jersey, can help. If you have questions about the vaginal reconstruction process, book a one-on-one consultation today. You can set up your visit online or over the phone.
Vaginal reconstruction is a term used to describe surgical procedures that restore proper vaginal function. There is no single approach — each procedure is performed to meet the exact needs of that individual woman.
Labial reconstruction procedures are largely cosmetic in nature to reduce the size of large labia. Most procedures are performed under local anesthesia, which is done in-office on an outpatient basis. The board-certified physicians at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates will discuss all the available options to help you identify the procedure that's right for you.
Many vaginal reconstruction procedures can be performed laparoscopically. This approach requires less recovery time and also reduces the risk of bleeding and infection. You may only need local anesthesia during your procedure, which is done in the office on an outpatient basis.
A number of circumstances can lead to changes that necessitate surgical repair. For some women, pregnancy and childbirth damage vaginal tissues. If the damage is severe enough, corrective surgery might be necessary shortly after delivery.
In many cases, however, the true effects aren’t apparent for some time. As you age, hormonal shifts and the simple realities of gravity can alter your vaginal tissues even more. You might begin to notice changes in your sexual health, including a loss of sensation, less fulfillment, and eventually less interest in maintaining a sexual connection with your partner.
Vaginal reconstruction can address those changes by reinforcing your vaginal walls, narrowing your vaginal opening, reconstructing the area between your vagina and anus, and reconstructing the tissues affected by an episiotomy.
If you have questions or concerns about vaginal reconstruction, schedule a visit today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy life, and you’re always welcome to call and speak with a member of the administrative staff.