Surgical tightening of the muscles near the entrance of the vagina (called the introitus) can often be done in the office with similar recovery to labiaplasty. This can help women whose muscles have been injured in childbirth leading to a weak or widened vaginal opening. Other patients experience stretching and weakness of the entire vaginal canal, which can be tightened with a surgery under general anesthesia.
During cosmetic vagina surgery, we remove the extra lining of the vagina and tighten the muscles underneath to decrease the dimensions of the vagina and increase and/or restore sexual gratification. Sexual sensation is usually greatly increased for both partners.
Vaginal rejuvenation or vaginoplasty is performed under sedation or general anesthesia combined with local anesthesia. The procedure lasts 1-2 hours, and it can be combined with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures like labiaplasty or pubic (mons) lift (See the before and after image at the bottom of the page.)
Most of our patients have mild to moderate discomfort for a few days to weeks after surgery that is easily controlled with pain medication. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 2 weeks after surgery, and sexual activity and tampon use should be avoided for 6 weeks after surgery.