Vaginoplasty is commonly referred to as designer vagina or vaginal rejuvenation. However in the hands of pelvic floor surgeons Vaginoplasty is categorised as a reconstructive aesthetically pleasing procedure for the abnormal labia and vaginal laxity.
What is vaginal laxity?
Vaginal laxity affects the vaginal diameter and its mucous membrane, with many women suffering in silence from this condition. Vaginal laxity is not well understood among care providers and consequently many women are left with no solution and possibly compromise their sexual and quality of life.
Uses of vaginoplasty
Vaginoplasty is a procedure which involves the tightening of the loose muscles and tissues which are in the front or back of the vaginal walls, it is specifically done at the lower one third and entry point to the vagina. Sometimes it is required to remove surfeit vaginal skin in order to decrease the diameter of the laxed vagina tissue due to childbirth or other conditions . This procedure results in a smaller and tighter vaginal canal. The tightening of the vaginal walls can result in more satisfaction during intercourse due to higher friction for the couple.
Types of vaginoplasty
There are four different types of vaginoplasty treatment:
This is commonly known as vaginal rejuvenation where this procedure involves non-surgical correction of the vaginal mucosal thinness and tightens the muco-cutaneous connective tissue of the labia and lower vagina. This is done most commonly to combat vaginal laxity due to childbirth or ageing, but can be performed to increased sexual satisfaction or emotional confidence.
This is commonly known as vaginal rejuvenation and designer vagina where this procedure partially excises and tightens the muco-cutaneous tissue of the labia and lower vagina. This is done most commonly to combat vaginal loosening due to childbirth or ageing, but can be performed to increased sexual satisfaction or emotional confidence.
Is performed when the vagina is damaged or lost due to:
- Acquired causes: trauma, childbirth, cancer or radiation.
- Female genital mutilation
- Congenital diseases: Vaginal hypoplasia.
This procedure reconstructs the vaginal canal to preserve fertility and sexual function.
Constructive Vaginoplasty (Neo-vaginoplasty)
Is the construction of a vagina where one did not previously exist. This procedure is performed on gender reassignment patients, or females that were born without a vaginal canal.