The structure of the vagina changes in response to a number of life events. The vagina has a number of key functions and undergoes natural changes in size and shape throughout the lifetime of a woman. There are a number of causes of changes in the vaginal structure including childbirth, hormonal changes, the ageing process and traumatic injury. These can lead to adverse effects on the functions of the vagina with many women developing a loss of self-confidence and a reduction in emotional well-being.
Centre for Surgery specialise in cosmetic gynaecology and vaginal rejuvenation and has access to the full range of non-surgical and surgical treatments for the restoration and rejuvenation of vaginal function. Vaginal tightening surgery is one of the most effective treatments for correcting many vaginal problems including a loose vagina. Vaginal tightening surgery is used to refer to a surgical repair or reconstruction of the vaginal walls and can be combined with a pelvic floor repair. The procedure is most commonly carried out under a general anaesthetic but can increasingly be performed under local anaesthetic thanks to minimally invasive techniques. Vaginal tightening surgery is also known as vaginoplasty and is highly versatile for addressing a wide range of vaginal concerns. Vaginal tightening surgery can also be combined with a labiaplasty in the same procedure as part of a ‘designer vagina‘ treatment. Vaginal tightening surgery is designed to eliminate vaginal laxity as a result of childbirth or ageing and restore youthful vaginal tightness.
What are the benefits of vaginal tightening surgery?
There are several techniques for performing vaginal tightening surgery and the most appropriate technique will depend on a thorough clinical assessment by Dr Dimitriadi and an assessment of your goals for treatment. During the consultation, Dr Dimitriadi will carry out a physical examination of your vagina where she will assess the vaginal walls and the pelvic floor to determine the most appropriate type of treatment.
In some cases, vaginal tightening surgery can be carried out under a local anaesthetic. The procedure is designed to correct several vaginal concerns including soft tissue laxity affecting the vaginal walls. This problem is very common after significant weight loss, childbirth or physical injury to the vagina. Vaginal laxity or vaginal looseness can also affect the ability of the vaginal to support surrounding organs such as the rectum or the bladder. A loose vagina most commonly develops weakness over time and this can result in the bladder or rectum bulging inwards through the vaginal wall. This can eventually result in urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Many women often develop significant pain or discomfort as a result of pelvic organ prolapse and a vaginal tightening procedure can correct these problems effectively with a restoration of vaginal function to its normal state with stronger and tighter vaginal walls that are better able to resist other organs from bulging inwards.
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Vaginal tightening surgery can also be combined with laser treatments to address urinary incontinence or relieve painful symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. Vaginal tightening surgery can effectively address loose tissue in the vagina also known as vaginal laxity. A loose vagina has several causes including significant weight loss and childbirth. Vaginal looseness can also occur as part of the ageing process and may be particularly noticeable with the hormonal changes that characterise menopause. A loose vagina has a number of symptoms that can develop including pain and discomfort and can have adverse effects on the enjoyment of sexual intercourse. Many women often have reduced sensation due to having a large vagina and this can be a source of frustration for both women and their partners.
Vaginoplasty can tighten loose vaginal tissue for effective vaginal rejuvenation. The improvement in sexual satisfaction for women and their partners can be truly life-changing. Women can look forward to a significant boosting self-confidence and emotional well-being. Vaginal rejuvenation cannot only address many medical concerns but can also help you to feel more confident.
Am I suitable for vaginal tightening surgery?
Vaginal tightening surgery is most commonly performed as an elective surgical procedure on a day-case basis. This means you’ll be admitted and discharged on the same day which allows you to recover in the comfort of your own home. This makes the procedure highly attractive for many women who may not be able to take a significant amount of time off away from work or childcare activities. Dr Dimitriadi and assess you carefully and discuss the risks and benefits of vaginal tightening to make sure the procedure is the right choice for you.
Women who would like to improve both appearance and function of their vagina may be suitable for vaginal typing surgery. Vaginal tissue that has become loose over time resulting in medical symptoms is easily amenable to treatment with vaginal surgery. Vaginal tightening can also treat sexual dysfunction with an overall improvement in sexual health.
Patients should be in good physical and mental health with no chronic medical conditions. Dr Dimitriadi will take a detailed medical history and perform a physical examination followed by customised recommendations on treatment with the lowest risk profile.
Women who have undergone childbirth or sustained a serious traumatic injury to the vagina can also benefit from vaginal tightening surgery. In these cases, Dr Dimitriadi can use the procedure for vaginal rejuvenation and improvement of the structural integrity and tightness of the vagina for the restoration of optimum vaginal function.
Many problems affecting the pelvic floor such as bladder or uterus prolapse are ideal for correction with vaginal tightening when combined with pelvic floor repair. Vaginal tightening surgery can also address a number of congenital conditions that have affected the vagina from birth although in these cases, women may be eligible for treatment in the NHS. Vaginal tightening surgery carried out for the improvement of appearance or to improve a loose vagina will not be eligible for NHS treatment and patients will need to have treatment at a reputable private clinic such as Centre for Surgery in London.
If you have been considering vaginal tightening surgery, please get in touch with us today on 020 7993 4849 to book a face-to-face consultation with Dr Dimitriadi. Where are you are seeking to have the procedure for the improvement of cosmetic appearance or to address functional issues such as pain or discomfort, Dr Dimitriadi has the skills and experience to give you the very best possible outcomes.