Dilation After Bottom Surgery
Genital reconstruction is not a simple process. Aftercare is incredibly important, and will allow proper healing of the vaginal canal. For the best results after the healing period, it is necessary to perform dilation after bottom surgery. To prevent vaginal stenosis (contraction or scarring down) of the vaginal canal, it is important to work with your provider to carefully and effectively perform dilation therapy for the time following your surgery according to their recommendations. This will help maintain the depth and walls of the vaginal canal, for an effective and successful overall result.
After surgery, consistently engaging in dilation helps prevent unideal closing of the vaginal opening, as well as vaginal shrinkage, narrowing, or tightening. Your body will naturally want to heal this way; using dilation therapy can help counteract this response and allow proper formation of the vagina. When discussing dilation therapy with your provider during your GRS consultation, be sure to ask as many questions as you need! Your provider will help create an effective schedule with you on how often you should dilate and for how long each time.
These Soul Source dilators are trusted by surgeons and providers across the globe! They are tapered at the end, and have special dots along the length of each tool. The dots along the side of each dilator represent vaginal depth, and help you understand your progress with each size as you slowly become accustomed to each. They are made of a rigid, body-safe plastic; which is a necessary material for effective dilation therapy following GRS. This material is easy to clean, and allows a gentle stretch of delicate muscles. They come in a variety of sizes so that users can slowly progress through dilation after bottom surgery.
These vaginal dilators can also be chilled to help combat any swelling or discomfort. Before storing your dilators, clean them with warm water and soap; then pat or air dry. Make sure they are dried properly before storing.