The cost of Vaginoplasty Surgery in Nairobi is as following:
| Surgery name
|A minimum price (Kenyan Shilling, KSh)
|Maximum price (Kenyan Shilling, KSh)
|Average price (Kenyan Shilling, KSh)
| 1,094,50 KES
The Cost for Vaginoplasty Surgery may vary according to the following factors:
- Doctor’s Fee
- Hospital charges
- Medical condition after Vaginoplasty Surgery
- Type & Quality of Implants/Consumables
- Lab Tests recommended post-Vaginoplasty Surgery
Different Types of Vaginoplasty surgery
Intestinal or Sigmoid Vaginoplasty–
Intestinal vaginoplasty uses a section of the sigmoid colon to produce neovagina. This is usually done as a laparoscopic operation. Laparoscopic surgery is often referred to as minimally invasive or keyhole surgery because there is only a small incision through the skin. For this surgery, a small piece of the colon is detached and then rotated to become the lining of the vagina. Then the colon around it is stitched together to restore its function.
There have been some criticisms that intestinal vaginoplasty may lead to excess mucus in the vagina and mucus with an unpleasant smell.
Some people see intestinal tissue production as an advantage. A healthy vaginal liner is also mucus-producing and self-lubrication. The segment of the colon is also stretched in a way that is more similar to regular vaginal lining than other tissue options used to line the neovagina.
Peritoneal vaginoplasty is also referred to as Luohu surgery. It uses the lining of the abdominal cavity, the peritoneum, to make up the vagina. As with intestinal vaginoplasty, peritoneal vaginoplasty is usually a laparoscopic procedure.
Patients who have this procedure do not necessarily need to use dilation to keep their vaginal opening open. This is especially true if they have regular sexual intercourse.
The McIndoe, McIndoe, or McIndoe vaginoplasty techniques are quite different from the peritoneal and intestinal vaginoplasty procedures. Unlike peritoneal and intestinal vaginoplasty, McIndoe does not require abdominal surgery to make linen.
Instead, McIndoe’s vaginoplasty lines the vagina with grafting of the skin.3 That grafting of the skin is placed on the vaginal mold and then placed in the space that has been opened to become the vagina. No such mold is used in peritoneal and intestinal vaginoplasty. The mold is consistently used for the first several months after surgery (removing it for regular cleaning) in order to promote the healing of the vagina in an open cavity suitable for intercourse.
Unlike the peritoneum and intestinal tract, the skin is not a mucosal tissue. It does not, therefore, self-lubricate. This also increases the risk that the opening of the vagina may close. Because of this, those who have a McIndoe procedure and do not have regular sexual intercourse will have to commit to dilating their vaginas for the rest of their lives.
Buccal Mucosa Vaginoplasty
The buccal mucosa is the lining of the tissue of the mouth. It’s very similar to the linen of the vagina. Both tissues are hairless and make mucus.3 Therefore, in some ways, they are the ideal liner for a neovagina created during vaginoplasty.
However, oral vaginoplasty is not as common as other vaginoplasty procedures for a number of reasons. There is only a relatively small area of tissue available. People may be concerned about side effects in their mouths and cheeks. In addition, the inside of the mouth is not the area most gynecologists use to work on. They may therefore have to cooperate with facial surgeons in order to harvest tissue properly.
Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty
Penile inversion vaginoplasty is only used in transgender women.4 In this procedure, the skin from the outside of the penis is removed and inverted to form a line of the vagina. The head of the penis has also been reshaped to create a clitoris. Finally, the scrotal skin is used to make the labia majora and more.
The disadvantages of this procedure are similar to those of the McIndoe vaginoplasty skin. Hair must be completely removed to make sure there is no hair growing inside the vagina. The vagina requires a lifetime of dilation to be maintained. It’s not self-lubrication, either.
Although only transgender women or individuals can get a penile inversion of vaginoplasty, this is not the only type of vaginoplasty they can get. Intestinal vaginoplasty may also be offered to these patients either as a primary surgery or if a surgical revision is required. At least one transgender woman or individual has had peritoneal vaginoplasty, but it is not widely available to this population.
Dilation After Vaginoplasty
Dilation may be used to increase the depth and width of the vagina through gentle stretching. This can help those who have difficulty interacting with the vaginoplasty. Dilation is also needed to maintain vaginal opening when the skin is used to line the neovagina, such as penile inversion or McIndoe vaginoplasty. The frequency of dilation required depends on the type of procedure and how long it has been since the surgery was completed.