Vaginoplasty in London
During natural childbirth, most women experience tremendous stretching and may have damaged the mucosa resulting in widened vaginal canal. Vaginoplasty surgery also known as vaginal rejuvenation is performed to tighten and strengthen the vaginal canal and tissues.
Vaginoplasty is most commonly performed in the UK for correcting vaginal defects that some may have been born with, however, it can also be performed for sex reassignment surgery.
The procedure is performed to reshape and tighten the tissue walls inside the vagina helping women achieve a youthful appearance to boost self-esteem as well as improve their sexual life.
Dr Paraskevi Dimitriadi
Dr Paraskevi Demitriadi is a specialist aesthetic gynaecologist and has trained at some of the world’s leading hospitals in all aspects of gynaecology. Dr Demitriadi continues to practice in the NHS at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH). She is a active member of the research team at the renowned Woman’s Health Institute at UCLH and lectures both nationally and internationally on a range of topics in aesthetic gynaecology. She is a full member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the European Society of Aesthetic Gynaecology (ESAG).
Dr Dimitriadi is known for her caring, patient-centred approach, supporting all her patients and she always strives to optimse patient outcomes at stages of the patient journey.
Our clinic at 106 Crawford Street was recently inspected and rated as good across all 5 domains.
Benefits of Vaginoplasty
- The vagina can go back to the pre-birth condition
- Can increase sexual pleasure by tightening loosened vaginal walls
- Helps to boost self-esteem
Potential Side Effects
- Infection and bleeding that can be avoided with a good aftercare routine
- Temporary changes in sensation
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with vaginoplasty surgery.
We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking.
Vaginoplasty is ideal for those women who have experienced vaginal childbirth resulting in a loose vaginal wall, and wish to go back to pre-birth condition. The added width after the damage may also decrease sexual gratification affecting both partners. The procedure can help tighten the vaginal canal to solve the problem.
The procedure is performed with the patient under general anaesthesia to make the experience pleasant and comfortable throughout. Vaginoplasty provides aesthetically pleasing results by enhancing and strengthening the vulva-vaginal structure.
The procedure involves removing excess vaginal tissues and tightening the muscle walls for an enhanced vaginal area.
Following the procedure, swelling and discomfort around the treated area is very common. Pain medication can be taken to ease it. The patient can go back to normal activities almost immediately, however, strenuous physical activities should be avoided for at least 4 weeks. Abstain from sexual intercourse for 4-6 weeks to allow the surgical area to heal fully.
The procedure is not going to improve your sex life overtime. You will achieve a good quality of life, improvement in vaginal comfort and maybe even new sensations. However, the results truly depends on an individual so it is important to have a realistic expectation.
Am I a good candidate for vaginoplasty surgery?Vaginoplasty is ideal for you if you have gone through vaginal child birth resulting in vagina enlargement, and wish to go back to pre-birth condition. The added width may also decrease sexual gratification, and this can be enhanced with the procedure.
How will the procedure help me?Vaginal rejuvenation can help remove the excess vaginal tissues and tighten the vaginal wall to boost self-esteem and increase pleasure during sexual intercourse.
Do I need vaginoplasty or labiaplasty?Labiaplasty addresses the vaginal lips in the opening performed solely to enhance the appearance, whereas, Vaginoplasty addresses the walls on the inside of the vagina performed to tighten the tissues.
How do I prepare for my surgery?Avoid taking aspirin or any blood thinners to avoid bleeding during the procedure.
How is vaginoplasty performed?Vaginoplasty involves removing excess vaginal tissues and tightening the muscle walls for an enhanced vaginal area.
How long does the procedure take for completion?The procedure usually takes an hour or two for completion.
What is the recovery period going to be like?Expect some swelling and discomfort around the treated and pain medication can be taken to ease it. You should avoid strenuous physical activities for at least 4 weeks. Also abstain from sexual intercourse for 4-6 weeks to allow the surgical area to heal fully.
What results can I expect from the procedure?The procedure is not going to improve your sex life overtime. You will achieve a good quality of life, improvement in vaginal comfort and maybe even new sensations. However, the results truly depends on an individual so it is important to have a realistic expectation.
What are the complications associated with the procedure?- Infection and bleeding that can be avoided with a good aftercare routine
- Temporary changes in sensation
Can I opt for the procedure if I have not had children?Despite of the procedure being more suitable for women who have experienced childbirth, people who have not had children can also opt for it depending on the situation.
Will I have to refrain from sexual activities after the procedure?Yes, you should refrain from sexual intercourse for at least 4 to 6 weeks to allow the treated area to heal fully.