Vaginal tightening, also known as Vaginoplasty, involves narrowing the vaginal opening and tightening the vaginal canal to correct vaginal relaxation. It is primarily a reconstructive procedure. Vaginal relaxation can be a potential result of childbirth, as muscles in the vaginal canal are stretched and damaged during the birthing process or can occur from aging. Women who suffer from poor tone, strength and control of their perineum muscles experience a loss of sexual pleasure and may find it difficult to reach sexual gratification.
The surgery takes about an hour and is done under anaesthetic. A section of the vaginal lining is removed, and the muscles repositioned and tightened. Any tissue that may have been stretched or torn during childbirth can also be corrected. By removing excess lining, repairing the soft tissues and reconstructing the perineal/pelvic floor muscles, this procedure returns the vagina to a “youthful” state. The lining of the vagina is stitched with dissolving stitches, and there is minor scarring. Results are immediate.
Following the surgery the patient may experience bruising, swelling and minor discomfort in the groin area. These symptoms will subside over a period of two to three weeks. Patients will be asked to avoid sexual intercourse for six weeks.