About vaginal surgery
Vaginal surgery refers to cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures which can reshape the appearance of and/or tighten the muscles of the vagina.
There are many reasons why women opt for vaginal surgery. Some may feel uncomfortable with the way their vagina looks, especially after giving birth. Others may find that childbirth has caused their muscles to weaken and stretch, causing sexual issues or discomfort. These are issues which can greatly affect your confidence, self-esteem and sex life.
The most common forms of vaginal surgery are vaginal tightening to strengthen the muscles and labiaplasty, which refers to surgery that reduces or reshapes the labia.
What happens during vaginal surgery?
This type of surgery will be performed under local or general anaesthetic depending on the specific surgery you require. Vaginoplasty is typically performed under general anaesthetic, requiring an overnight stay in the hospital and involves tightening and reconstructing stretched muscles.
Labiaplasty is often performed under local anaesthetic and involves trimming labial tissue to achieve a new shape.
What is the recovery process like?
Any incisions necessary are positioned carefully in order to avoid scarring and minimise discomfort. Dissolvable stitches are used to close the incisions.
There will be a degree of tenderness and swelling for a few days and you will need to take some time off work to rest and recover. For the first few weeks it is important to avoid penetrative sex to give your body a chance to fully heal.
Our medical team will be on hand to provide aftercare advice.