Surgical Risks

Stenosis: Shortening of the newly made vagina may occur due to scar contracture deep within the vaginal vault.

Blood Clots: Although rare, embolism from a blood clot may happen which could result in death.

Allergic Reactions: In rare cases, local allergies to tape, suture material, or topical preparations have been reported. Systemic reactions which are more serious may occur to drugs used during surgery and prescription medicines.

Pain: Chronic pain may occur very infrequently from nerves becoming trapped in scar tissue.

Tracheal Shave: The tracheal procedure can result in hoarseness and deepening of the voice which can, in some cases, be permanent.

Additional Surgery Necessary: Should complications occur, additional surgery or other treatments may be necessary.