Of the many changes that occur to your body throughout pregnancy and childbirth, changes in the shape, size, and laxity of your vagina are some of the most drastic. At Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics in Midtown West, Manhattan, and New Hyde Park in Long Island, the surgical team can tighten your vaginal canal with a vaginoplasty or reshape your labia with labiaplasty surgery. If you’re interested in exploring your options for vaginal reconstruction, call your nearest New York City office or book your appointment online today.
A vaginoplasty is a reconstructive surgical procedure that tightens and constricts your vagina. While there are several nonsurgical options that achieve similar results, vaginoplasty surgery improves severe laxity issues that don’t see much improvement from radiofrequency or lasers.
During a vaginoplasty, your surgeon cuts a triangular wedge of tissue and extra skin from your vaginal canal before tightening it with sutures.
Similar to a vaginoplasty is a surgery called a labiaplasty. You can get it by itself or alongside your vaginoplasty to improve the appearance of the labia that lay outside your vagina.
A labiaplasty is the most common type of vaginal renewal procedure. It involves a change in the symmetry, shape, or length of your labia minora or labia majora. You can get it to simply change their outward appearance or to reduce discomfort and irritation upon sitting down or having sex.
Your vagina’s structure changes throughout your life, particularly after pregnancy and with age. While a lax vagina doesn’t necessarily cause health issues, you may wish to tighten it up because of:
A lax vagina can be difficult to get used to, particularly after giving birth. There are many personal reasons why you might prefer to have a tighter vaginal canal, and your surgeon can discuss the benefits and limitations of getting a vaginoplasty with you before you commit to the procedure.
Following your vaginoplasty, you can expect to take about two weeks off work and physical activity. Equally importantly, you’ll need to refrain from sexual intercourse or tampon use for about two months as the surgical incision heals.
In some cases, your surgeon may request that you use dilators to keep your vagina from healing too tightly. If they’re necessary, your surgeon gives you specific instructions for using them.
A change in the size or shape of your vagina or labia can impact your confidence more than you might expect. To explore the possibility of a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty surgery, request a consultation at Garden Plastic Surgery & MedAesthetics today, by phone or online.