What is it?
Vaginoplasty is a procedure which aims to “tighten” a vagina which has become loose after childbirth or due to aging. Some surgeons also indicate that the procedure can increase sexual sensitivity.
Since desire, arousal and orgasm can vary according to emotional, spiritual and personal factors, the vagina being tightened up with this operation does not guarantee an increase in sexual sensitivity. In fact, a tight vagina may instead cause pain rather than sexual sensitivity during intercourse. Therefore, you should know your sexual preferences well before undergoing a vaginoplasty operation.
Vaginoplasty can be applied by plastic surgery solely on vaginal lips (labia) (“lips” surrounding the vagina), which is called labiaplasty. In addition, vaginoplasty can be applied to big and small lips as well. This procedure ensures fixing the asymmetry by changing the size or shape of the lips.
Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery
It is very important to understand the difference between reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in order to decide having vaginoplasty or labiaplasty.
Whereas reconstructive surgery heals the function of the body part, cosmetic surgery fundamentally modifies the aesthetics of normal anatomy. You can think about this as nose remodeling. Just as a surgeon performs an operation on inner nasal cavities in order to help you breath or to reshape the nose, a reconstructive surgical intervention carries out reshaping on your vagina just for appearance.
This is a critical distinction, as the surgeons require this intervention for fixing functional problems such as urinary incontinence, but there is no need to have a functional problem for having cosmetic vaginal surgery. Cosmetic vaginal surgery is a surgical procedure which is chosen when the patient would like the shape of their vagina to be renovated for aesthetic reasons.
For example, some vaginoplasty procedures are performed as reconstructive surgery in order to repair vagina when the vagina is erroneous, too short or when parts are missing (such as vaginal agenesis) or there are birth defects. Thus, negative impacts such as problems of inability to urinate as normal, menstruation and perform sexually are removed.
Operations Regarding Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty
More recently, vaginoplasty has transformed into a series of cosmetic operations marketed with procedures of “vaginal rejuvenation” “designer vagina”. Plastic surgeons and gynecologists are marketing their own designed vaginoplasty operational series claiming the same advantages as other cosmetic surgeries such as beauty, self-esteem and confidence.
The expert care in our clinic will inform you about vaginoplasty in more detail, and they will help you decide about reconstructive surgery or cosmetic surgery.