Vaginal tightening is a reconstructive procedure that restores the pelvic floor when a woman has experienced severe stretching of the tissues and muscles or relaxation of the area, as well as the perineum at the entrance of the vulva.
The relaxation of the area may be due to normal aging process or to childbirth – since often the vagina does not return to its pre-birth state -. The muscles of the area (volvos corrosive) that lift the tissues and maintain elasticity are often subject to a permanent “damage” as the fetus exits the uterus and passes through the vaginal canal. In a normal state, the diameter of the vagina is 2 to 3 centimeters. The diameter of the head of the fetus is 10 centimeters. Therefore, the diameter of the vagina during childbirth becomes 5 times larger. The vaginal relaxation after childbirth is unavoidable. Common complaints in these cases are the loss of elasticity of the vagina, which results in the decrease of pleasure during sexual intercourse, as the sensitivity of the area is reduced.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your First Visit
We are always pleased to meet new patients! Our goal is always for you to feel welcome and comfortable.
This is a free, personal and confidential consultation visit and will require about 30-60 mins. When you make your first visit, our treatment coordinator will greet you. She will help you complete the patient history form if you have not yet done so. This is also the time to express any concerns you may have related to your health. During your initial visit, you will also learn more about your procedures of interest, what other options are available, and what can be done to help you achieve your goals. At the end of the visit, you will be able to set up your appointment with Dr Naoum. This consultation is offered to our patients free of charge.
Meet with Dr Naoum
Now, it’s time to meet with your surgeon. Expect to talk about:
- What you want to change about your lady parts, and why you want to change it
- How you feel about your body now, and how you would like to feel after surgery
- Your goals: what do you want to look like after surgery, what specific changes would you like to see
- Which procedure(s), if any, can help you achieve your goals
- What results you can expect from each procedure
- What’s involved in the surgery (anesthesia type, incisions, recovery timeframe)
- The risks and possible complications from surgery
- Your medical history (be open and honest for your safety)
Meet with your patient coordinator
Your patient coordinator is your liaison between you and the practice. She makes sure your questions are addressed quickly as you consider your options before the treatment / operation chosen as well as throughout your procedure and recovery process. She will also help you with scheduling pre-op appointments, your surgery date, and post-op appointments. At the day of your treatment appointment, your patient coordinator will help you through all the stages of your treatment procedure.
After surgery/treatment, you will stay at the clinic for 2 to 3 hours until the medicines wear off. Then you can go home. But you will need to arrange for a ride. Your doctor will tell you when you can eat and do your other usual activities. A care sheet will be given to you with detailed information on how to treat the genital area and how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps on the care sheet to get better as quickly as possible.
Caring for our patients during recovery
We strive to provide the highest standard of care in a safe and comforting environment providing an informed recovery phase for patients. As well as our dedicated and experienced nursing staff we also have a valuable team of support staff including 24/7 experienced personnel to answer your post-op questions and needs.
Dr Naoum himself or his medical team will also come to review you during recovery. Our friendly support staff will set up your follow-up visit, during discharge.
Prior to your discharge our experienced nursing staff will discuss with you clear instructions regarding your post operative care and guidelines. Once you have met the “Discharge Criteria”, you will be discharged safely to the care of your relative/support person.