Vaginal Tightening is a surgical procedure that tightens the vaginal muscles, perineum and surrounding tissues. As women age, the skin of the vagina loses its elasticity and vitality as collagen fibers become fatigued. During childbirth, the vaginal muscles expand to form the birth canal for the baby. Post delivery, vaginal muscles can be rendered weak and loose while the surrounding tissues can be stretched and worn. Vaginal tightening gives more strength and control to these muscles. It improves the health and vitality of vaginal tissue which in turn enhances sensitivity and sexual experience.
The decision to have cosmetic surgery is a very personal one. A person can go through a varied gamut of emotions from pre-consultation jitters to post-surgery blues to elation. If you have a ‘big appearance’ date in mind, schedule your visit to Clinic Dermatech six months or a year in advance. Depending on the procedure/s chosen, results can either be immediate or take up to a year to fully show.
Vaginoplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal tightening surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to tighten the vaginal walls and muscles.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the procedure:
What are the indications for vaginoplasty?
Vaginoplasty is typically performed to tighten the vaginal walls and muscles that have been stretched or relaxed as a result of childbirth, ageing, or other factors. It can also be used to correct vaginal prolapse (when the vaginal walls or uterus sag into the vaginal canal) or to improve sexual satisfaction.
How is the procedure performed?
The procedure typically involves making an incision in the vaginal wall, then tightening the underlying muscles and tissues before suturing the incision closed. In some cases, a laser may be used to perform the procedure, which can be done in a clinical setting under local anesthesia.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on the specific technique used.
What are the risks of the procedure?
As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of bleeding, infection, and other complications. There may also be pain, swelling, and discomfort during the recovery period. In some cases, there may be changes in sensation or the ability to orgasm. In extremely rare cases, the procedure may cause damage to surrounding organs, including the bladder and rectum.
How long is the recovery period?
The recovery period can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure, but it typically takes several weeks to fully recover. During this time, patients are usually advised to avoid sexual activity, heavy lifting, and other strenuous activities.
It's important to have a comprehensive conversation with your surgeon beforehand and have a clear understanding of the procedure, risk, recovery time and benefit of this surgery. Non-surgical alternatives for vaginal rejuvenation should also be considered before deciding to go for the surgery.