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Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery Risks And Safety

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When an experienced and well-qualified plastic surgeon performs a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, the outcomes can be very beneficial for women suffering from sexual aesthetic issues and mild urinary incontinence.

Similar to any major cosmetic surgery, the vaginal rejuvenation surgical procedure (vaginoplasty) also has some inherent risks associated with it.

Vaginoplasty long-term complication rates are quite low. However, it is essential for the patient to recognize potential risks such as permanent sensation changes, scarring, persistent pain, and infection before deciding on undergoing vaginal rejuvenation.

A majority of these risks can be reduced or eliminated by choosing a well-qualified and experienced surgeon with adequate training (including the use of modern risk-reducing surgical techniques).

The surgeon should have vast experience in vaginal rejuvenation surgeries and several patient success stories. Furthermore, the patient should feel comfortable in discussing her aspirations and hopes with the surgeon.

Muse Plastic Surgery, led by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones, provides vaginal rejuvenation to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and other neighborhoods and communities in the fantastic Peach State.

Short-Term Risks and Side Effects

The patient may experience many risks and potential side effects of the procedure in the recovery phase right after the rejuvenation surgery is performed. These risks are:

  • Redness
  • Inflammation
  • Sensation loss
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Bruising

Other than infection, the above side effects are expected. The redness, inflammation and bruising should subside as the healing progresses.

However, if the patient experiences persistent inflammation or redness and it seems severe or recurs after resolving, then she should speak to the surgeon about this immediately. Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones and his team will address any post-operative concerns the patient may have.

The patient should also inform the doctor about any bleeding after the procedure or sutures that may come loose before the surgeon removes them. In case of other infection signs such as excessive tenderness or redness in the incision area, fever or abnormal discharge from the incisions, the patient should reach out to the surgeon as soon as possible.

Patients commonly experience sensation loss at the site of the surgery. This typically resolves within some months, and normal sensation returns to the area.

Long-Term Risks and Complications

In exceptional cases, the patient may suffer from long-term complications following a vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Most of the complications can manifest with any significant surgical procedure. Some long-term complications associated with vaginal rejuvenation surgery are:

  • Permanent or long-term sensation loss
  • Discomfort or pain during intercourse
  • Unsatisfactory surgical outcomes
  • Severe infection or tissue necrosis
  • Sensation loss rarely occurs and typically impacts only the incision sites. If the surgery results in making the vagina excessively tight or the opening too tiny, the patient could experience uncomfortable intercourse.

The most frequently occurring complication from vaginal rejuvenation surgery is likely unsatisfactory results. Therefore, it is important for the patient to discuss their goals with the surgeon during the pre-operative consultation process. Honest and open discussions with the surgeon can enable them to offer the patient the results that she seeks.

Judicious celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas in this area of the state for vaginal rejuvenation surgery.

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While labiaplasty is regarded as one of the safer cosmetic surgery procedures, it still has risks associated with it similar to other surgical procedures.

The risk of complications is minimal as plastic surgeons report a complication rate of one percent in labiaplasty surgeries.

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones of Muse Plastic Surgery provides labiaplasty to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations in this area of the Empire of the South State.

Common Risks

The common risks associated with labiaplasty plastic surgery are:

  • Bleeding: Cutting into the labia will produce large quantities of blood as it contains numerous blood vessels. This bleeding can be reduced by using lasers to place the incisions. However, at times the bleeding may continue for a while. In some cases, the bleeding continues for up to 24 hours. Although rare, this bleeding can sometimes result in blood clots.
  • Infection: Any surgery that involves incisions carries a risk of infection. Patients should follow the surgeon’s advice diligently before and after the surgery to minimize this risk. Hygiene is vital, and the patient should keep her vulva clean to lessen the risk of infection development. In case she suspects a complication, it is crucial for her to receive treatment as soon as possible. A majority of infections can be resolved effectively and rapidly with the use of antibiotics.
  • Changes in Color: A labiaplasty may alter the color of the labia although this is a rare occurrence. Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones provides safe and sustainable results with labiaplasty and other procedures.
  • Scarring: While there is no way to avoid scarring entirely, the scars can be made inconspicuous by a highly skilled and experienced surgeon. The plastic surgeon will place the incisions in a manner that follows the natural contours of the labia. This will make the scars more discreet. The scars may seem prominent initially but gradually fade into thin lines over time. At times, the scars may cause pain during intercourse or childbirth. Young women should carefully consider this aspect. It is generally advisable to postpone any type of vaginal surgery until after childbirth. Pain while having sex may need to be resolved with revision surgery.
  • Reduced Sensation: In rare cases, women have reported sensation loss within the area following a labiaplasty procedure. This condition may occur due to nerve damage but often resolves over time. However, sometimes the loss of sensation can be permanent.
  • Hematoma: Some patients may have a disintegration of blood vessels in the area. Consequently, there is a localized accumulation of blood and the development of blood clots. Patients should monitor the incision areas and contact the surgeon immediately if they suspect hematoma.
  • Creasing on the Skin: Patients may see wrinkle formation on the skin following a labiaplasty procedure. The skin stretches due to the incisions being placed on the skin during the surgery.
  • Sexual Dysfunction: A labiaplasty procedure can sometimes lead to the loss of libido, reduced sensitivity, and other sexual problems.  

The surgeon will highlight these risks to the patient and explain what steps she should take to avoid these complications. Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and other towns and cities in this region of the nation for labiaplasty.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the facenosebody, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.



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