Last fact-checked: 20 February 2020
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Childbirth can lead to loose vaginal muscles, diminishing confidence and sexual pleasure. Vaginoplasty can tighten the vagina as part of a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, which is often carried out in conjunction with other surgeries, such as labiaplasty or clitoropexy.
Vaginoplasty surgery is popular in Mexico among medical tourists, particularly those flying in or driving south from the US or Canada. The main reason for this is because treatment is so much more affordable here, with the chance to save thousands compared to back home.
Medical tourism is a growing industry in Mexico. Contrary to what some people believe, the top facilities in Mexico provide high-quality care, delivered by well-trained and qualified doctors. Many Mexican doctors have undertaken part of their training in the United States, and often have affiliations with professional American boards.
Savvy patients from north of the border discovered this long ago and many have been coming to Mexico consistently for a range of medical and dental treatments. English is widely spoken, so communication is not an issue; the facilities are often state-of-the-art and equipped with the latest technology and the customer care is generally far better than it is at home.
Mexico, for North Americans, has another bonus: it is relatively quick and easy to reach, especially for those based in the southern states who can often drive to the border. If time is of the essence, then being able to travel somewhere reasonably near is a big plus point.
Vaginoplasty surgery takes between one and two hours, and is usually performed under a general anesthetic. The surgery aims to give a similar degree of tightness as the patient had before giving birth, and this is achieved by removing the excess vaginal lining, and tightening the muscles and surrounding soft tissues. Stitches are usually dissolvable.
During the days after your surgery, you will experience some soreness and pain, but compared to other surgical procedures it is not particularly painful. You will probably not need to stay in hospital overnight, but make sure there is someone there who can drive you home, or back to your hotel.
You won’t be able to have a bath until the stitches have dissolved, but you will be able to shower after 48 hours. Some people return to work after just three days, and there is no reason why you can’t either (depending on the nature of your job). You will need to take things easy with regard to vigorous exercise and any strenuous activity, which you should refrain from doing for six weeks. You should not have sex during this time either.
The cost of vaginoplasty in Mexico is around $3,000 (CAD $3,700, £2,000 GBP, €2,700, AUD $2,500 compared to $7,000 in the United States (CAD $6,300; £4,500 GBP, €2,600, AUD $3,800).
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Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty. WebMD. 19 April 2019.
I Got Surgery to Have a Designer Vagina. Vice. 11 June 2019.
Da Silva, Chantal. Thousands Of Americans Are Crossing The Border Into Mexico Every Year To Get Affordable Medical Treatment. News Week. 18 May 2019.
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Website accessed: 20 February 2020.