Laser vaginoplasty (sometimes called laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment or laser perineoplasty) is a vaginal surgery that uses a laser or radiofrequency tool to reduce the diameter of the vaginal opening (introitus) and build up and strengthen the perineal body (the area between the vagina and anus). Women opt for a vaginal rejuvenation procedure to modify the appearance of the vagina to bring it back to the way it was before they had children. Women also choose this procedure to address changes in sexual sensation, pleasure and satisfaction as it makes the vagina feel tighter and improves frictional forces during intercourse. Laser vaginoplasty can also remove excess tissue around the vaginal opening and in other areas near the vagina.
Many women feel that “things have changed” since having children. This may be a change in sexual sensation, reduced sexual satisfaction or less enjoyable sexual relations with your partner. Some women feel that the vagina is more open and feels looser since they’ve had children or just as part of the aging process which results in loss of tissue collagen and strength. Some women may naturally have less vaginal tightness than they would like, or may feel the appearance of the vaginal opening is too large and open or there is extra tissue that bothers them. A laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment can help with all of these concerns.
Dr. Allan is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been performing vaginoplasty in Calgary for many years. He originally trained in Beverly Hills, California in 2001 to learn his unique laser methods and has performed over a thousand procedures since then. Dr. Allan is a specialist in labial and vaginal surgery and he is the most experienced vaginoplasty surgeon in not only Calgary, but Canada.
This approach to vaginal rejuvenation surgery results in minimal recovery time and minimal risks. Laser vaginoplasty is performed with local anaesthetic to avoid a longer recovery time and the risks associated with general anaesthetic. With a local anaesthetic, patients are able to drive themselves to and from their appointment. Vaginoplasty takes about an hour to perform and uses either a laser or radiofrequency device to access the large muscles that encircle the opening of the vagina. Stitches are used to bring the muscles back together and narrow the vaginal opening. Laser vaginoplasty is a very safe operation and risks are very minimal.
After a vaginoplasty, you should not experience discomfort for roughly four to six hours, before the local anaesthetic wears off. This gives you time to get comfortable at home. Most women find it uncomfortable enough to need strong medications for the next 24 hours after that. We provide you with two different kinds of medications as well as an ice pack and recommend you take the medications regularly for the first 24 hours. After that, many women find the amount of medication they need is gradually reduced. On average, you can expect to take three to four days off work or school in order to recover. You should also reduce activity significantly for the first two weeks following a vaginal rejuvenation surgery and wait a full six weeks before returning to full activities. The stitches dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed manually.
It is important that your vaginoplasty surgeon is fully trained and experienced in this type of delicate and intimate procedure. Dr. Allan is a gynecologist specially trained in vaginal surgery and has been performing them successfully for over 20 years. We will be happy to show you before and after photos of previous procedures when you come in for your consultation.
If you would like to discuss a laser vaginal rejuvenation treatment or vaginoplasty surgery with Dr. Allan, please book an appointment today. Both in-office and phone consultations are available. All our consultations are free and there is no obligation.
At the Allan Centre, we understand this is a sensitive issue and we want every woman who comes here to feel comfortable discussing her personal concerns. Dr. Allan and his staff are happy to answer any questions that you have and are here to help you find the vaginal rejuvenation procedure that you are most comfortable with.