Vaginoplasty or tightening the vagina is a surgical procedure that is aimed at taking your vagina back into the status it was in terms of position, shape and size before you gave birth.
Why women go for vaginal tightening
After birth, the vagina loses the tight grip it had before, hence affecting the friction that allows for sexual stimulation. Vaginoplasty helps to re-establish that strong friction that allowed for sexual pleasure between a man and a woman.
How it occurs
Before the vagina comes to a point where medical intervention is necessary, you will be find that the muscles in the vaginal will be relaxed and having a tone that is poor. They will also be weak and lack the necessary control. At this point and time, you will require intervention surgery such as the use of vaginal laser. In most cases, the affected muscles are the perineum which loses their physiological support structure, greatly diminishing the sexual function of a woman.
Who is a suitable candidate for vaginoplasty?
Whilst this procedure is aimed to restore the dignity of women who have to contend with embarrassing vaginal condition, not all women will qualify for the procedure. To start with, you will be disqualified on the basis of pregnancy as pregnancy is a deterrent. On the other hand, women suffering from low self esteem will not qualify as this may be deemed to be more of a psychological than the actual physical deformity. Lastly, there are women who experience problems with the local anesthesia. They become allergic to the local anesthesia hence are not admissible for the procedure.
As a last option for most women, there is a non-invasive technique. This is called the laser vaginal method where the laser is used to restore the used to restore the function of the vagina. Some women also opt for the use of herbal soaps.
What are the risks associated with this procedure?
Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries inherent risks and potential complications.
Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.