Vaginoplasty Vaginal Repair - Boston South Shore

Vaginoplasty (Vaginal Tightening Surgery)

Vaginoplasty is a surgical tightening of the vagina that can restore size, function, and pleasure sensation of the vagina. Vaginal laxity is the #1 physical change after childbirth.

Childbirth can cause muscle injury, nerve impingment and fibrosis in the vaginal area. Complaints of women who are possible candidates for vaginoplasty include:

  • Vaginal looseness
  • Reduced sexual satisfaction
  • Unappealing appearance / vuvlar sagging
  • Pelvic prolapse / leaking

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The procedure is performed in the OR under general anesthesia. The vaginal muscles are exposed and sutured together to restore the natural shape and size of the vagina, which becomes distended and stretched out after childbirth. Dr. Hamori performs tightening that is similar to the muscular repair during a tummy tuck where the abdominal wall muscles are sutured back together in the midline (rectus abdominus muscle plication) after pregnancy. Just as the abdominal wall stretches with pregnancy, so do the vaginal walls with delivery. In addition, restoration of the pelvic floor muscle improves the shape and the function of vagina.

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This surgery takes approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours and requires a recovery of approximately one week. Patients should wait three weeks before returning to exercise, and six weeks before sexual activities. The procedure has been proven to restore vaginal sensation and sexual satisfaction for women. Male partners benefit too due to the smaller vaginal size and increased friction.

Vaginoplasty is the surgical gold standard for vaginal tightening to which all noninvasive vaginal rejuvenation procedures are compared (see ThermiVa).


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