Before the surgery
As is with any type of surgery, you will be asked to undergo extensive examination, because the surgeon will need to not only assess the condition that you might be suffering from, but also decide the precise course of action. You will be asked to undergo some standard tests, such as blood tests and the surgeon will have to ensure that you are in good enough health to undergo the decided procedure.
If you are on any kind of medications, your doctor will want to know about the same, because certain medications will either have to be stopped or replaced for the purpose of the surgery. You will also be explained, in detail, exactly what will happen during the surgery, so that you consent with full knowledge. You will also be asked to give up smoking, a month before the procedure. Since the procedures are going to be done on or inside the vagina, the menstrual cycle has an important role to play – generally, no procedures will be done with there is bleeding.
During the surgery
The actual surgical procedure for each vaginal cosmetic surgery is different. For instance, in a hymenoplasty, once the anaesthetic has taken effect, the surgeon will, in all probability utilise lasers to repair the hymen. However, if the procedure is a Labiaplasty, then either the labia will be trimmed down to reduce the size or fat from the body will be used to plump it up.
For process such as balloon vaginal surgery and the Vecchietti procedure, surgeons will go in laparoscopically, which means lesser incisions and sutures, which in turn will mean lesser scars. However, in most procedures, incisions will have to be made to remove excess tissue or skin; the remaining skin or tissue will be pulled in tightly and dissolvable sutures will be placed to allow for the healing process to start.
After the surgery
As soon as the surgery is over, bandages and dressings will be applied on the outside. Most of the times, such procedures are over and done with, in a few hours, which means that you should be able to go home the same day. You will not be asked for bed rest for more than a few days, and you will be asked to start walking around a few days post-surgery, in order to avoid blood clots.
In most cases, women are able to return to their normal routines in about a week, but sexual intercourse can be resumed only after the surgeon sees fit. If you have undergone a hymenoplasty, you can expect a little bleeding at the time of the first intercourse. In other procedures, there can be swelling, bruising, redness and even itching, most of which are completely normal. You will be advised to take your medication on time, wear slightly loose clothing and not pick up any heavy weights for a few weeks.