What Is A Vaginoplasty Surgery

Vaginoplasty is a surgical procedure to tighten or reconstruct the vagina, typically performed for functional or cosmetic reasons. The procedure can include various techniques depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient. Some common reasons for undergoing vaginoplasty include:

Vaginal laxity: Childbirth, aging, or significant weight fluctuations can lead to a loss of muscle tone and elasticity in the vagina. Vaginoplasty can help tighten the vaginal canal and surrounding tissues. Improves sexual function along with satisfaction for both the patient and their partner.

Congenital conditions: Some individuals are born with conditions that affect the structure or function of their vagina. Some of these conditions are vaginal agenesis (absence of a vagina) or a vaginal septum (an extra wall within the vagina). Vaginoplasty can be used to create or reconstruct the vagina in these cases.

The specific techniques used in vaginoplasty vary depending on the patient’s needs and goals.
The surgery generally involves tightening the vaginal muscles and removing excess tissue, resulting in a narrower and tighter vaginal canal. Recovery from vaginoplasty typically takes several weeks. Patients are advised to abstain from sexual activities and tampon use during this time to ensure proper healing.


At all, it’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who is experienced in vaginoplasty and open to discussing your goals, concerns, and expectations. The surgeon will evaluate your medical history, anatomy, and specific issues to determine the most appropriate surgical approach during a consultation before the procedure. Vaginoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation to ensure your comfort.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the posterior vaginal wall to access the underlying tissues. This incision usually extends from the perineum towards the cervix. Then, a small portion of the vaginal lining is removed, and the underlying muscles and tissues are tightened with sutures to achieve the desired level of tightening.

In some cases, the surgeon may also perform a perineoplasty to further enhance the sensation of vaginal tightness and improve the appearance of the area around the vaginal opening and perineum.

Once the tightening is complete, the surgeon closes the incision with absorbable sutures that dissolve over time and do not need to be removed.

After the procedure, you may experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. Pain medication and cold compresses can help alleviate these symptoms, and a sanitary pad may be needed to absorb any light bleeding or discharge.

It’s essential to avoid sexual intercourse, tampon use, and strenuous activities for about six weeks or as directed by your surgeon to ensure proper healing.