Vaginoplasty (Vaginal Tightening Surgery)
Vaginoplasty, often referred to as Vaginal Rejuvenation or Vaginal Tightening Surgery, is a gynecologic surgical procedure that is most commonly used to correct the problem of stretched vaginal muscles resulting from childbirth. The procedure tightens and tones vaginal muscles and the surrounding soft tissues by removing stretched and excess vaginal mucosa (vaginal lining). The procedure results in greater contraction strength and control, allowing for greater sensation during sexual experiences.
Vaginoplasty is usually performed under conscious sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure usually lasts between 1-1/2 hours, depending on the amount of tightening required. All questions and expectations of the surgery should be discussed with the surgeon during a pre-op consultation.
After the Surgery
Following Vaginoplasty surgery, patients usually experience discomfort at the surgical site for the first few days. All patients are sent home with prescriptions for pain medication and antibiotics. Patients often return to work and other daily activities within 2-5 days following the procedure. Healing takes approximately six weeks, and most patients can resume sexual activity at this time. The sutures used are absorbable, and therefore do not need to be removed.
Vaginoplasty can also be done in combination with other gynecologic procedures, such as Labioplasty.