A perineoplasty (aka perineal repair) is a surgical procedure which involves reconstructing the vaginal opening and the perineum for cosmetic and/or medical reasons. The perineum is the area of tissue located between the vagina and the anus and provides support to the pelvic floor (explanation of female anatomy). It also contributes to increased pleasure during sexual intercourse.
Some women experience vaginal tearing during childbirth or the doctor may cut along the perineum to assist in getting the baby out. Later, this can result in a feeling of vaginal looseness and other problems.
Childbirth, however, isn’t the only cause of these problems. Excess weight can cause downward pressure, stretching the muscles and damaging the perineum.
Candidates for a perineoplasty include:
Signs of needing a perineoplasty include:
Do you experience these symptoms? A perineoplasty may help.
Many women needing a perineoplasty also experience additional symptoms which are listed below. These symptoms are often associated with relaxation of the back vaginal wall which causes:
Since the damage of childbirth or trauma affects the inside as well as the opening, many women elect to get a vaginal rejuvenation along with a perineoplasty. Most women need the inside of the canal supported as well as the reattachment of the muscles at the opening.
For most patients, the recovery is routine and they can return to work after several days. Stitches dissolve in about two weeks and patients can return to normal activities within 4-6 weeks. For any pain, Dr. Hailparn will recommend over-the-counter or prescription medication.
The cost of the perineoplasty is determined during your consult, which includes a physical exam by Dr. Hailparn. The price is all-inclusive (covers facility, anesthesiologist and surgeon’s fees, plus all of your visits the first year).
We offer different payment options. If you have additional questions, schedule a consultation online or call us at 210-615-6646. We’re happy to help in any way we can.
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