Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Wilkie has specialized in urogynecology and gynecology surgery for more than 25 years and has performed over 15,000 vaginal procedures. Read more about Dr. Wilkie and his team.

Dr. Wilkie has performed over 15,000 vaginal procedures, and has been in practice for over 20 years.

It depends greatly on the procedure, but on average most patients are back to work within 3 to 7 days. Occasionally additional time away from work may be required. Prior to having your vaginal surgery, the staff at NewWoman™ Canada will provide you in-depth information on how to prepare for your surgery and how to have a speedy recovery.

For any surgery, particularly vaginal surgery, it is important to give your body the opportunity to completely recover. Refraining from sexual intercourse for the recommended amount of time for your procedure is most important. The staff at NewWoman will provide you with a special pre-and post-operative package that will give you all the information you need on how to prepare for your surgery and how to have a speedy recovery.

You do not have to have had children to be a candidate for a vaginoplasty. Vaginoplasty is sometimes performed on women without children depending on their personal circumstances. If you are planning to having a family at a later date, we recommend that you wait until you have had your children prior to having the procedure.

All patients are interviewed in person or by tele/video conference. A gynecological exam is performed either at first visit or at a later follow-up visit. Prior to surgery all patients require basic blood and urine tests as well as a pregnancy test.

As with any operation there are certain but uncommon risks. These include include bleeding, infection and harm to other structures. These events are very infrequent, but they sometimes can occur. All risks will be discussed with you during your consultation for your procedure. All of the care-givers involved in your procedure have patient-safety as their dominant concern.

Prior to your surgery you will be given pre-and post-operative instructions on how to prepare for your procedure and what to expect during recovery.

Because the size of the labia is reduced, the appearance of the genital area will be improved and the labia will more in proportion to neighboring tissues. Tight fitting clothes that once were a problem should no longer be awkward to wear. Most women also notice an increase in confidence that can often improve sexual response.

Financial concerns are important when considering medical procedures. Just as no two women are the same, costs vary from woman to woman. The only way to receive an accurate estimate of cost follows a consultation.

Cosmetic procedures are considered non-essential and are not usually covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP) or third party payers.

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