After childbirth there is often stretching of the muscles in the vagina and pelvic floor. The diameter and laxity of the vagina may also increase with age. Loss of vaginal tone reduces the friction needed for pleasurable sexual intercourse. Vaginoplasty, popularly called vaginal rejuvenation, is a procedure that combines vaginal tightening with labiaplasty. This results in a narrower and tighter vagina with a more youthful appearing vulva.
The surgery may be performed under local anesthesia and sedation on an outpatient basis in our center or in the operating room if additional procedures for pelvic organ prolapse are also required. Most women experience both visual and functional improvements within 6-8 weeks after the procedure.