More recently, vaginoplasty has grown into a group of cosmetic surgeries. Marketed as “vaginal rejuvenation” and “vagina tightening” procedures. This procedure is designed to tighten the vagina, especially after giving birth.
And sometimes alternatives like heating tissues with radio-frequency waves or laser are less effective. So patients with significant laxity may not experience a benefit from these alternatives and may be better candidates for surgical tightening with vaginoplasty. Patients in Turkey request more and more this kind of plastic surgery.

Why would patients want vaginoplasty ?

After giving birth, women can experience vagina laxity as a results of stretching of tissues and muscles. And that may cause the tampon to fall, and the lack of tone can lead to sexual disfunction.

Vaginoplasty procedure

As a preparation for the surgery, the patient may need to do bowl prep prior to surgery. The surgeon will discuss the patients needs and expectations before determining the changes to perform.

While patient is under general anesthesia, the surgeon will bring up the separated muscles together all along the vaginal canal. And will remove any excess tissues like the mucosa skin from the backside of the vagina. Afterward, the surgeon will close the tissues with strong sutures, then stitch the mucosa skin closed. If there is some extra external skin, the surgeon will remove it for more aesthetic result.

Recovery after vaginoplasty

The patient will need one to two weeks off work, during which she should have plenty of rest. Deep ache may occur for the first few days, which can be relieved with some painkiller and antibiotics.

The patient must avoid intercourse and tampon for 8 weeks. Some patients may need to use dilators depending on the amount of tightening performed.

Other vaginal rejuvenation procedures

  • Labiaplasty : the procedure aims to reduce the labia minora so that they don’t hang below labia majora.
  • Clitoral hood reduction : generally performed along with labiaplasty to improve the balance of female genitalia appearance.
  • labia majoraplasty : to reduce the size of the outer, hair-bearing labia majora. People with large hanging labia majora can feel discomfort during some activities such as cycling.
  • Monsplasty : to reduce the amount of fatty tissue and/or skin of the mons that may be embarrassing while wearing tight pants.