Vaginal plastic surgery, or vaginoplasty, is a cosmetic gynaecology procedure that aims to restore the original state of the intimate area or to reconstruct it completely.  The procedure is used in any case in which the circular muscles of the vagina are stretched and the pelvic floor muscles are damaged. These conditions lead to a lowering of the perineum and enlargement of the vaginal entrance.

How does the vaginoplasty procedure work?

Once you have decided that you would like to have vaginal plastic surgery, the first step is to schedule an appointment for a consultation with your doctor, who will take a medical history and discuss the surgery. A positive health assessment based on the tests the doctor recommends is essential for the procedure. During the procedure, the doctor makes an incision on the back wall of the vagina and removes excess tissue, then sutures the muscles and the vaginal mucosa with soluble sutures, which speed up healing and do not require subsequent removal.

Recovery after vaginoplasty

The total recovery time is approximately 2 months, after which you can return to sexual activity. A follow-up visit takes place 7 days after the procedure. Minor pain, swelling and bruising of the perineum, as well as an elevated body temperature, may persist for the first two weeks. Painkillers can be taken to minimize discomfort. After the procedure, proper hygiene and care of the intimate area is crucial.

What effects does vaginoplasty provide?

The biggest and most important effect of the procedure carried out is that the vagina becomes more flexible and its width is reduced. Discomfort disappears and the risk of intimate infections is reduced. An additional benefit for women opting for the procedure is an improvement in aesthetic qualities, which increases their sense of attractiveness and self-confidence. Many women also indicate a significant improvement in sexual sensation after the procedure.

Vaginoplasty — contraindications

Absolute contraindications to the procedure are pregnancy or its planning, poor health (supported by the results of recommended tests), blood clotting disorders, cancer and diseases that impede tissue healing.