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Is an Anterior/Posterior, Bladder Repair and Labial Revision the equivalent of a complete Vaginal Rejuvination?


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Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery  January 11, 2011 3:59 PM

The term "Vaginal Rejuvenation" is a lay term that has gained a great deal of press and now is understood to be a vaginal tightening surgery more accurately described as "vaginoplasty." Anterior/Posterior repair or Bladder Repair is not the same thing. Anterior/Posterior Repair, also called A&P repair, is a functional repair that can give some tightening effects but is not "Vaginal Rejuvenation" or "Complete Vaginal Rejuvenation" in my opinion. I am a specialist in this very field so my opinions may not be accepted by other specialists. As a urogynecologist I believe the reconstructive A&P repair is not vaginal rejuvenation. However, you can do a combined reconstructive A&P repair with a vaginoplasty to tighten the vaginal vault and that may be referred to as "Complete Vaginal Rejuvenation." Many cases I do also involve placement of a mid-urethral sling for incontinence, suspension of the top of the vagina, and reduction of both the labia minora and labia majora along with clitoral hood reduction. To me, that surgery is truly the "Complete Vaginal Rejuvenation" though I hesitate to give such a complex surgery the lay terminology.

I hope this is of help to you.


Red Alinsod, M.D.

Prolapse Repair  January 12, 2011 10:14 AM

Thank you, Dr. Alinsod.

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RESPONSE FROM DR. JAIME CALOCA  January 12, 2011 11:45 PM

I would divide the procedures in three categories: 1) Bladder ptosis repair: Repair of a Bladder that has "fallen" from its normal position due to childbirth for example 2) Vaginal tightening to improve male sensation during intercourse and 3) Labiaplasty to improve the aesthetics of the vaginal area. These procedures are typically performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Board Certified OBGYN.

Dr. Jaime Caloca Jr., M.D.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.



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