Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery Specialist

Women's Center for Pelvic Wellness -  - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon

Women's Center for Pelvic Wellness

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeons & Urogynecologists located in Pasadena, CA

If you suffer from a structural issue or health problem that’s affecting the function of your vagina, vaginal reconstructive surgery offers a number of solutions. With extensive training in vaginal reconstruction surgery, Dr. David Kimble and Dr. Alexis Tran bring the latest surgical techniques to the Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness in Pasadena, California. To explore your options in vaginal reconstructive surgery, call the office or request a consultation using the online scheduler.

Vaginal Reconstructive Surgery Q & A

What are the options in vaginal reconstructive surgery?

When it comes to vaginal surgery, the main goal of the surgeons at Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness is to restore function to this organ. There are a number of things that can affect how your vagina works, including:

  • Previous surgeries
  • Laxity
  • Structural problems, such as an unusually short vagina
  • Problems with a surgical mesh

The doctors understand the many issues that can affect your vaginal health and function, and they work with you to find the best solution for your unique situation.

What is vaginal tightening?

Whether it’s due to childbirth or aging, the tissue in your vagina can become loose or slack, which can greatly interfere with your sexual health. If you’re experiencing vaginal laxity, Drs. Tran and Kimble offer a vaginoplasty, a procedure in which they remove excess skin inside your vagina and tighten the underlying tissue with sutures.

After your procedure, you may have to use dilators to ensure that your vagina heals to the right circumference.

What is vaginal lengthening?

While uncommon, some women suffer from a vagina that is too short (the average vagina is 3-6 inches in length), which can make sex terribly uncomfortable, if not painful. If you fall into this group, the doctors at Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness offer vaginal lengthening through dilation therapy, as well as surgery to lengthen your vagina using several different techniques, which the doctor reviews with you depending upon your situation.

What if I need to have the mesh removed?

If you’ve turned to a transvaginal mesh to correct pelvic organ prolapse, and you’re encountering problems with the mesh, Drs. Kimble and Tran offer surgical removal of the device.

While a transvaginal mesh is designed to help keep your organs in place, it can slowly erode, which has lead to complications in some women, including:

  • Pain, including during sex
  • Infection
  • Urinary issues
  • Bleeding

If this happens to you, rest assured that the team at Women’s Center for Pelvic Health helps you find the best solution, which usually entails surgically removing the mesh, or as much of it as possible.

To learn more about the comprehensive vaginal reconstruction services at Women’s Center for Pelvic Wellness, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.