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Vaginoplasty Surgery


Childbirth is one of the most magical things that can happen to a woman, but at the same time it may cause permanent changes in the female body and psyche. Mothers who opt for natural, vaginal childbirth often give discreet accounts on the lost firmness and increased opening and canal diameter of their vagina. There is a growing segment of plastic surgery that addresses this condition by performing vaginoplasty surgery, commercially labeled as vaginal rejuvenation or designer vagina surgery. Vaginoplasty surgery is performed to tighten and strengthen vaginal muscles that have become loose, which condition is often blamed for loss of sensation and sexual desire for both the woman and her partner. Vaginoplasty surgery is often complemented with labiaplasty, an esthetic procedure to alter the looks of the labia majora and the labia minora.

Why Do Women Desire Vaginoplasty Surgery?

  • Incontinence problems, pelvic and vaginal relaxation due to aging and childbirth
  • Because of the loosened vagina they cannot feel friction and sexual pleasure
  • They feel that their vagina lost their functionality
  • Some patients wish to restore lost intimacy with their partner
  • Unable to reach orgasm allegedly because of the relaxed vagina
  • The appearance of their vagina discomforts them and makes them shy in their relationships.
  • They feel that their vagina does not correspond to the ideal image of the female genitals

The Vaginoplasty Surgery Procedure

In the past vaginal reconstructive surgery was performed to improve the functionality of the muscles in case of incontinence, vaginal birth defects or severe tissue damage after childbirth. Only in the 1990s did plastic surgeons and gynecologist start to offer it as an elective aesthetic intervention to improve self-confidence.

The vaginal rejuvenation surgery basically follows the standard routine of the reconstructive surgery. The 1-2 hour long surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, mostly by a gynecologist or a plastic surgeon. 

Vaginoplasty surgery may involve the treatment of the anterior or posterior vaginal wall, where the surgeon removes the excess lining and tightens the vaginal tissue and stitches to fix the site.

Recovery time is between 4-6 weeks during which period it you must abstain from sexual intercourse and should not take a bath.

Nowadays a new laser vaginoplasty surgery procedure is taking over the prevalence of traditional vaginoplasty. Laser vaginoplasty, similarly to the traditional surgery, enhances vaginal tone and control or reshape the design of the vulva to serve female asthetic desires without the use of the dreaded scalpel.

The Vaginoplasty Surgery Contraversy

Gynecologists argue that the vagina and labia has a wide array of looks that is considered perfectly normal. Some also claim that the operated, implanted and waxed women of the porn industry create an erroneous idea in people about what type of female genital is beautiful and sexy. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons warns patients that because of the lack of sufficient and long-term scientific data, vaginoplasty surgery should not be a routine medical procedure.

Some gynecologists warn against the following complications to consider:

  • Clitoris might become insensitive
  • Uneven scarring
  • Sexual desire is rather psychological, it does not necessarily depend on the appearance of the vulva or the tightness of the vaginal muscles

In spite of the implied complications, the number of women having vaginoplasty surgery is said to have increased fivefold in the last decade.

Vaginoplasty Cost

Vaginoplasty in the U.S. can cost from somewhere between $2500 and $12,000, depending on the location and the surgeon’s experience. Vaginoplasty costs may also vary with the combination of services requested. Normal or laser vaginoplasty is often combined with designer laser reduction or augmentation labiaplasty, vulvar lipoplasty, hymenoplasty,  perineoplasty, G-point amplification or clitoral hood reduction. To perform several alterations with one surgical procedure can reduce the prices significantly.