If you’re considering vaginoplasty, it’s important to prepare yourself both mentally and physically for the procedure. And that includes thinking about how it will affect your pelvic floor muscles.
What does vaginoplasty involve?
Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens the vaginal muscles and tissues, often to improve sexual function. The surgery can involve cutting and rearranging muscle and tissue, which can impact the strength and function of your pelvic floor.
What can you do to prepare your pelvic floor for vaginoplasty?
Speak with your healthcare provider or pelvic PT. Additionally, Kegel exercises can help strengthen and tone the pelvic floor muscles, which may aid in recovery after surgery. It’s also important to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for pre-surgery preparation, including any diet or exercise recommendations.
During recovery, it’s essential to take it easy and avoid any strenuous activities that could put pressure on your pelvic floor muscles. Your healthcare provider may recommend pelvic floor physical therapy or other exercises to help you regain strength and flexibility in your pelvic floor muscles.
Remember, recovery from vaginoplasty can take time, and it’s important to be patient with yourself and your body. By taking steps to prepare your pelvic floor for surgery and following your healthcare provider’s instructions for recovery, you can increase your chances of a successful outcome.
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