The Ultimate Guide to Vaginoplasty

Vaginoplasty is not a new type of surgery – it has (and still is) used for vaginal repairs (usually damaged by childbirth).

However, more women are now considering the procedure if they are concerned about loss of tone and strength. This tends to be after having children. The vaginal muscles expand to allow childbirth, but they may be weak and looser afterwards, and for some women no amount of exercise improves the situation. This may cause sexual dissatisfaction for women and/or their partners and may be a source of embarrassment or frustration.

The procedure can be carried out on its own, but is often carried out with other genital procedures, such as labiaplasty, as part of a vaginal rejuvenation/designer vagina procedure. Vaginoplasty is an effective and safe procedure for tightening the vaginal muscles and surrounding tissues, which can have a dramatic effect on a woman’s self-confidence and sex life.

What is involved in the vaginoplasty procedure?

Your surgeon can tighten stretched muscles, ligaments and tissues within the vagina, pelvic floor and perineum by removing excess skin and pulling the remainder tight.

Surgery is typically performed under a general anesthetic, and takes only around an hour to complete. The stretched muscles at the back of the vagina will be shortened, excess skin removed and joined again with dissolvable stitches. This immediately tightens the surrounding area, decreasing the diameter of the vagina. Obviously, any scars will be internal and the expectation is that the vagina should regain its pre-childbirth tone.

What is the recovery time from a vaginoplasty?

Fortunately, the vagina is very forgiving in that it recovers quickly from surgery.

Obviously, you should expect a certain amount of discomfort in the days following your procedure, and the vagina, both internally and in the surrounding external areas, is likely to be swollen and feel a little uncomfortable. You may find it difficult to walk, but you should persevere as this will help to reduce swelling and speed your recovery. You will be given pain medication which should get you through those first few days.

After that, your progress should be quick. Most people return to work after a week – some even do so after a few days! You will need to take things slowly – no vigorous exercise, including sexual intercourse, for 6 weeks.

Is the cost of Vaginoplasty abroad worth it?

Yes it is. You can easily save 50% on the cost of surgery abroad and some people are happy to have a week recovering after their surgery just by lying by a pool and catching up on their reading. Others – especially those living near a Border, such as residents of the southern United States – will take a day-trip into Mexico and recuperate afterwards at home. There are lots of options from Mexico and Costa Rica to Thailand and The Philippines and we can help find the perfect one for you. 

As an example, the cost of vaginoplasty in Thailand is approximately $3,000 compared to $9,000 in the United States.