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What are the risks of vaginal reconstructive surgery?

Vaginal reconstructive surgery can be difficult, but our physicians are experts in this sensitive and complicated surgery area.

This complex procedure performed in a complicated region has the role to restore function and appearance. The main function of this surgical procedure is to correct damage or defects to allow you to enjoy a healthy life.

While most women are able to complete this procedure with no complications, there is a small percentage (less than 1%) of cases when complications can occur.

The risks of vaginal reconstructive surgery include:

  • Vaginal fistula
  • Uterovaginal or vault prolapse 
  • Colitis in the neovagina
  • Peritonitis 
  • Vaginal stenosis
  • Nerve damage
  • Fistula
  • Dissatisfaction with the outcome of the surgery

The best advice for women considering vaginal surgery: talk openly with your physician about your feelings and concerns, as well as your expectations for surgery.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/