What is Vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, is a cosmetic and reconstructive surgery that tightens and rejuvenates the vaginal tissues and canal. Vaginoplasty is meant for women experiencing vaginal relaxation, i.e., the loss of vaginal tightness due to age, weight fluctuations, childbirth, genetic predisposition, or other factors. The procedure tightens the muscles in the vaginal walls to reverse the vaginal relaxation symptoms, thereby improving your sexual experience and confidence. A vaginoplasty can also treat stress urinary incontinence.

You’re a Candidate for Vaginoplasty if You…

  • Are experiencing vaginal relaxation.
  • Are experiencing a loss of vaginal elasticity and tightness.
  • Have diminished sexual pleasure.
  • Have stress urinary incontinence.
  • Want to reverse the effects of age, weight changes, and childbirth on your vagina.
  • Are in good overall physical health.
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure.
  • Are done having children.

Dr. Bonni’s Vaginoplasty Procedure

Vaginoplasty is a simple cosmetic surgery performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The anesthesia choice depends on Dr. Bonni’s recommendation, which is usually based on the amount of modifications necessary for the procedure. The surgery usually lasts for 60 to 90 minutes, but its length can increase if coupled with other procedures, like labiaplasty.

During the vaginoplasty procedure, Dr. Bonni uses cutting-edge laser technology to make highly-precise incisions or modifications. The relaxed muscles of the vagina are tightened and strengthened, thereby tightening and narrowing the vaginal canal’s diameter. This restores vaginal tightness and strengthens the pelvic floor. If combined with a labiaplasty, the surgeon might also trim away the excess labial tissues to restore optimal appearance and functionality.

Other Vaginoplasty Treatment Options

Vaginoplasty is a highly-personalized procedure combined with various other procedures, including a hysterectomy, labiaplasty, and other procedures. Depending on the condition of your vaginal canal, the surgeon can also provide non-surgical vaginal tightening using a cutting-edge laser device. Dr. Bonni will discuss all your vaginoplasty options during the consultation.

The following are two other vaginoplasty options:

  • Non-Surgical Vaginoplasty: A wand-like device called Femlift delivers radiofrequency energy into the walls of the vagina to tighten and strengthen the vaginal wall. This treatment concludes within 15 minutes, and it involves no surgeries, incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
  • The Ultimate Vaginoplasty: This is an advanced vaginoplasty that combines various procedures, including a labiaplasty and a hysterectomy, to address every aspect of the female genitalia. It also includes non-invasive laser treatment for optimal rejuvenation.

Recovering from Your Vaginoplasty

You should expect mild discomfort, pain, swelling, and bleeding for a few days after the vaginoplasty. Most patients resume normal activities and work within 3 days to 2 weeks, depending on the nature of their work or their body’s healing rate. You must follow the surgeon’s post-treatment recovery guidelines to ensure optimal recovery.

The following are some recovery guidelines:

  • Use over-the-counter pain medications or prescribed medications to minimize pain and discomfort.
  • Take the prescribed antibiotics to prevent infections.
  • Use ice packs to reduce swelling.
  • Wear a sanitary pad for the spotting.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and sexual intercourse for at least six weeks.

Risks of Vaginoplasty

Like all surgeries, vaginoplasty also includes an inherent risk of infections, scarring, and excessive bleeding. However, Dr. Bonni takes all precautions necessary to prevent complications, and the use of advanced laser technologies minimizes the risk further. The risk of scarring is negligible. However, if you notice signs of infections or excessive bleeding, please contact Dr. Bonni immediately.

Why Choose Dr. Bonni?

Dr. Bonni is a double board-certified and dual fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He curates each vaginoplasty procedure according to the patient’s specific goals and expectations, ensuring optimal results without complications, harsh side effects, or extended downtime. You may schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonni to discuss your vaginoplasty treatment options.