Vaginoplasty is often mistaken for a strictly cosmetic procedure. In reality, vaginoplasty can be used as an effective means of treating problematic medical conditions affecting a patient’s reproductive and urinary health.
The conditions treated by vaginoplasty range from acquired medical conditions like vaginal laxity and trauma (often resulting from vaginal childbirth and natural aging processes) to congenital vaginal defects present from birth or youth.
Examples of congenital defects include vaginal atresia (an abnormal closure or absence of the vagina), vaginal agenesis (an undeveloped or partially developed vagina, seen in syndromes like Rokitansky syndrome), and intersex conditions like gonadal dysgenesis, androgen insensitivity syndrome, or congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Congenital defects can impact your sexual relationships and mental wellbeing, in addition to the medical problems they pose.
Acquired medical conditions may arise as a result of vaginal prolapse or weakness of the pelvic floor (including bladder and urinary issues), extensive surgery for pelvic abscesses or tumors that result in exenteration, physical trauma, and vaginal laxness from trauma, childbirth, or aging. Performing Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor can help stave off mild vaginal laxity, but vaginoplasty is often needed to correct cases of extreme laxity.
How Patients can Benefit from Vaginoplasty
Dallas women who choose to undergo vaginoplasty can receive a number of benefits from the procedure.
Women with congenital defects can address problematic and painful complications with vaginoplasty while also helping them restore a fully-functioning vagina for greater sexual confidence and satisfaction.
For women with specific medical conditions, vaginoplasty can help restore their normal urinary functions, regain a healthy and satisfying sexual life, and alleviate any pain or discomfort they may be experiencing.
With whatever medical concerns that are causing you to consider undergoing vaginoplasty, know that you are not alone. We encourage you to seek out the guidance of a medical professional with training and experience in order to help you decide if vaginoplasty or a similar procedure is the right path for you.
Schedule Your Vaginoplasty Consultation Appointment Today
At Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, we pride ourselves on serving as a resource for our patients as they explore their treatment options. If you have questions about whether vaginoplasty is right for you, call our office today and set up your consultation appointment with our team of talented medical staff.