After childbirth the vaginal cavity becomes larger and more slack and unfortunately, even after exercise, does not usually return to its pre pregnancy state. It therefore is no longer at its best possible sexual functioning state and women can lose sensation during intercourse. This can lead to sexual dissatisfaction as well as a loss of self esteem and confidence when in a relationship. Vaginoplasty surgery aims to improve the tone of the vagina by tightening and restoring the vaginal muscles and the supporting tissue to their pre pregnancy state.
Vaginal tightening can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. During surgery the stretched and excess vaginal skin is removed resulting in an immediate reduction in vaginal size and return of sensation during intercourse. Any wounds are sealed using dissolvable stitches that do not generally need to be removed afterwards.
With these procedures the scars are small and the wounds will heal relatively quickly. However the site of surgery will initially be tender or very sensitive and swollen, and patients may experience some mild discomfort. This will settle down after a week or two. Personal hygiene is extremely important for this procedure and extra care of the wound should be taken during the first few days.
You should shower once or twice a day and rinse the vagina every time you use the toilet. It is advised to avoid sexual intercourse during the first six weeks after cosmetic vaginal surgery.