Watch 👀 the explanation & video 📹 that show the details & secrets behind a VULVOPLASTY (AKA EPISIOPLASTY) !
This is a surgery that corrects a conformational (structural formation) issue known as a recessed vulva
🐩 with a recessed vulva have skin folds that hang over the vulva. In a vulvoplasty, your 👨⚕️ vet 🐾 will remove a crescent-shaped piece of tissue from above the vulva. This lifts the skin around the vulva, pulling it into a more normal conformation.
In a 🐶 with a recessed vulva, folds of skin & fat hang over the vulva. These skin folds often trap urine, leading to a warm, moist environment that allows bacteria 🦠 to proliferate. Affected 🐶 often develop inflammation or infection of the skin folds, vaginitis (vaginal inflammation/infection), or urinary tract infections. #vulvoplastia
🐕 may experience recurrent infections, requiring long-term treatment with topical or oral antibiotics. In some cases, recurrent or long-term use of antibiotics may lead to antibiotic-resistant infections. 😢
Restoring the normal conformation of the vulva helps improve ventilation in this area, allowing the skin to dry out & making it more difficult for bacteria to grow. 👍🏻 Additionally, this surgery prevents skin layers from rubbing together & further contributing to vulvar inflammation. #fearfreevetvisit
In a vulvoplasty, your vet will remove a crescent-shaped piece of tissue (skin & possibly some underlying fat) above & extending down both sides of the vulva. The size of the tissue crescent that is removed depends upon the severity of your 🐩’s recessed vulva. Once this tissue is removed, the cut edges of the remaining skin will be stitched together using skin sutures. This will lift the skin fold, allowing the vulva to be exposed to the air, preventing moisture accumulation. 🎉
After surgery, your pet will go home with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory 💊 drug to prevent pain & swelling at the surgical site. It is important that you give this medication as directed, in order to keep your 🐶 comfortable & minimize surgical complications. Your 🐕 also may go home with an antibiotic 💊 to prevent infection of the incision. #aahaaccredited