Introduction to Vaginoplasty

Published September 30, 2014

Introduction to Vaginoplasty

Also known as vaginal rejuvenation or female genital plastic surgery, vaginoplasty refers to a surgical procedure designed to repair the vaginal area. Most women that undergo the procedure often opt for labiaplasty in Sydney which is done in conjunction with vaginoplasty to reshape the labia or the vulva (the inner and outer lips of the vagina). Over the years, vaginoplasty surgery has become fairly popular among women for various reasons – excessive weight loss, pregnancy, genital injury or ageing. Whatever the case, a vaginoplasty could be an option for someone who wants to make changes to this intimate area.

When to consider vaginoplasty surgery?

There are a number of circumstances that may prompt women to consider undergoing a vaginoplasty operation:

  • Pain or discomfort during sexual activity
  • A significant decrease in sexual sensation due to repeated vaginal child birth
  • Undesirable changes in vaginal features that naturally occurs with age

Of course as a fairly delicate surgical procedure, there are several considerations that women ought to make before investing in a vaginal tightening operation. For one thing, patients ought to get a good grasp on what the procedure can actually do for them as well as the possible complications that may occur as a result of the operation.

Despite the potentially great outcomes that can come from vaginoplasty, it is certainly not without its share of cons – the procedure carries the risk of haemorrhage and infections as well as that of bladder injury especially when performed by an inexperienced plastic surgeon. More importantly, it can be difficult for some couples to get used to the results of the procedure.

Yet another important thing that women ought to consider about vaginoplasty surgery is that it’s not just for anybody. Patients interested in the procedure would need to make sure that they are a good candidate for the operation. You need to be in good health and have realistic expectations for the operation.

Would you like to know more about vaginoplasty surgery? Are you interested in undergoing the procedure yourself? Call Dr Tavakoli on 1300 368 107 to book a consultation for a vaginoplasty operation.

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an Australian-trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the International Society (ISAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is knowledgeable in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the world on these topics.