Click on the Questions below for answers to our most commonly asked questions about vaginoplasty and perineoplasty.
- Decreased sensation and stimulation during intercourse
- A loose vagina with minimal muscle tone
- A gaping vaginal opening unpleasing in appearance
- Their partner slipping out during intercourse
- Tampons falling out
- Their vagina producing embarrassing “gas-like” sounds during intercourse or a “popping” noise while walking
- Tissue protruding from their vagina
- Problems passing bowel movements
- Scar tissue surrounding the vagina
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is ideally performed by a gynecologist who specializes in the field of modern cosmetic-plastic gynecologic surgery. Ideally, patients should seek out a specialist who has performed hundreds of vaginal rejuvenation procedures and is intimately familiar with the varied anatomy, patient preferences and latest surgical management to provide optimal results both aesthetically and functionally.
To choose a qualified cosmetic-plastic gynecologic surgeon:
- Verify credentials and specialized training
- Review before and after photos
- Consider the number of vaginal rejuvenation procedures performed
- Request patient testimonials
On another important note, patients are typically thrilled with their aesthetic and functional results, and all patient survey results are available for review during the initial consultation. Our results will attest to Dr. Serrão’s vast knowledge of female anatomy and his extensive surgical skill. Moreover, as an experienced gynecologist, Dr. Serrão, fully comprehends the sensitive nature of the subject and is able to communicate with empathy and understanding. Many patients say they feel more comfortable, respected, and protected being surrounded by a health care team who truly cares for them before, during, and after your vaginal surgery. Finally, the on-site AAAHC accredited surgical suite available to Dr. Serrão’s patients is the perfect setting to undergo vaginal rejuvenation. The suite is reserved for modern cosmetic-plastic gynecologic surgeries ONLY providing an exclusive, comfortable, patient-focused experience throughout your stay with us. Dr. Serrão and his surgical team will take very good care of you.
If you prefer to have general anesthesia you may have your surgery performed at the hospital where Dr. Serrão is an active staff member. All of your options will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.
By 72 hours you may resume regular activities, making sure there is minimal friction to the incisions. Patients may drive after 2 days as long as they are not taking narcotics. Patients may return to work within 5 days as long as rigorous physical activity is avoided, although 7 to 10 days off is ideal. During the 6-week recovery, patients are on pelvic rest meaning no tampons, douching or sexual relations of any kind. Please be aware that bath tubs, hot tubs, swimming (pools, lakes, or ocean), exercise, cycling, dancing, skiing, horseback riding, jet skis, motorcycles, etc. should be avoided during the recovery period. You will be allowed to do walking exercise after your 2-week follow-up visit.
A complete list of post-operative instructions will be given to you in your surgery packet at your pre-operative appointment.
Q: Could I be a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation even if I've never experienced a vaginal delivery?
- Dramatic weight changes
- Chronic straining with constipation
- Chronic cough
- Activities such as weight lifting
- Heavy lifting at work or at home
The only way to find out if you are a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation is to consult with a specialist for an evaluation and to discuss your options. Women should complete their childbearing before having the procedure.
All patients have a follow-up visit 24 hours after surgery and again before their departure. Remaining follow-up visits can be done through scheduled telephone calls and photographs to our confidential photo e-mail site. Our concierge service is accustomed to facilitating hotel reservations, transportation, private in-room nursing care, and fine dining restaurant delivery services. We are fortunate to have accommodations through Comfort Suites and Florida Hospital for over-night stays that are located one block from our in-office surgical center. Our private duty nurse, Kathy Onofre, LPN, will pick you up from our surgical suite, care for and pamper you overnight, and bring you back to the office in the morning for your post-operative visit. Kathy has worked with Dr. Serrão for more than 5 years and is very knowledgeable in the post-operative care of cosmetic-plastic gynecologic surgery patients. We will be glad to assist you with the arrangements for private-duty nursing at your request.