Dr. Alinsod shares how long a woman can expect to recover from the vaginoplasty procedure.
With a vaginoplasty, the recovery time is also between six to eight weeks. Vaginal skin just takes that long to heal. I see places on the websites that say that you can recover from vaginoplasty within a couple of weeks or so, but that’s just not true because it takes vaginal skin approximately six weeks to heal up together and soften up with time. So a pelvic reconstruction, whether you are doing a bladder prolapse repair, a rectal seal repair, or even a hysterectomy or a vaginoplasty, they all take about six weeks to heal.
About Dr. Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E.:
Dr. Red Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E., graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, in 1986 and completed his OB/GYN residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990. His focus in those early years was pelvic surgery. He was the first Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer and Tumor Institute and was also selected as a Galloway Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center.