As women progress in age, vaginal skin can lose elasticity and become loose. Childbirth can also have an adverse effect on the vagina, even to the point of unsightly skin laxity as well as decreased sensitivity during intimacy. Specially trained urologists have devised a surgical solution known as a vaginoplasty. A vaginoplasty is a non-reconstructive vaginal rejuvenation procedure that restores muscle tone and aesthetics of the vagina.

A vaginoplasty is performed by excising superfluous tissue and contracting the architecture of the vulvovaginal complex. There are many advantages to the procedure that include physical comfort as well as drastic improvement in self-esteem.

Vaginoplasty may not be for everyone but good candidates who derive the best results from a rejuvenation procedure typically exhibit common characteristics and symptoms. Women that saw the most benefit from vaginal rejuvenation or vaginal tightening had common symptoms including leaking urine or incontinence, loss of sensation during intimacy, and lack of control over vaginal muscles.

The procedure itself is usually performed in a clinical setting on an outpatient basis and can be accomplished in a matter of hours. The patient will undergo either general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or a combination such as twilight sedation. Once the procedure has been completed, the vagina will be firmer, tighter, and will be restored to its youthful state. The effect can be dramatic on the patient’s self-esteem and will probably improve intimacy.

During recovery from a vaginoplasty, there will likely be some soreness and a minor amount of swelling. This is a normal part of postoperative recovery and patients usually are able to resume normal activities within a few days. During the procedure, surgeons employ dissolvable stitches so that patients will not have to return to the clinic or hospital for stitch removal. While recovery is fairly quick from a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, sexual activity must be avoided for two months in order to allow a full recovery to commence and maximize the results of the surgery.

Thousands of women experience a laxity in their vaginal complexes through various processes such as aging and childbirth. These conditions can have long term, adverse consequences on a woman’s self esteem. Procedures such as a vaginoplasty can increase sensual pleasure and help women feel great about their bodies.