The vagina is a structure made up of connective and muscle tissue. Naturally, during normal birth, the baby must expand as it passes through the vagina and grow enough to accommodate the baby in the canal. Although it cannot fully return to its former form over time after birth, it is expected to shrink a little again.
What is Vagina Tightening?
In some women, it is not possible to regain its former form after giving birth and may remain large. It can also occur due to other facilitating reasons such as frequent sexual intercourse, loose muscle tissue, genetic factors, and age.
Over time, the enlargement of the vagina will cause discomfort to both partners during sexual intercourse, decrease in sexual satisfaction, recurrent vaginal infections, gas during sexual intercourse, urinary incontinence.
Over time, this can lead to frigidity and sexual reluctance, and loss of self-confidence may occur.
Vaginal tightening is the methods used to strengthen the vaginal tissue that expands after childbirth, post-menopause or age, and to increase vaginal tone.
Who Needs Vagina Tightening Surgery?
Conditions that may require vaginal tightening include:
- Feeling of normal postpartum enlargement (both partners or only one partner)
- Even if you have not given birth, your collagen structure or the enlargement of the vagina due to frequent intercourse
- Decreased sexual pleasure, lack of sexual desire
- Gas from the vagina during intercourse
- Urinary incontinence
- Recurrent vaginal infections
Risk Factors Contributing to Vaginal Looseness
Vaginal laxity can occur naturally with aging in some women, a result of the gradual weakening and atrophy of the muscles and tissues of the vagina over time.
2-) Multiple Vaginal Births
Evidence suggests that having more than one vaginal delivery may increase the chances of vaginal fatigue and incomplete recovery of pre-pregnancy vaginal tightness.
3-) Trauma During Vaginal Birth or Other Event
This category includes damage to the pelvic floor muscles that surround the vagina and help maintain its position and shape. Varying degrees of musculoskeletal trauma often occur in vaginal delivery and therefore this is likely to be a common occurrence.
Thus, in a broad sense, a young mother who has had an uncomplicated vaginal delivery often fully recovers vaginal tightness within the first 6 months after giving birth to her first child.
Women who have had children later in life, have had multiple vaginal deliveries, or have suffered more serious injuries during childbirth are at higher risk of experiencing chronic vaginal loosening for more than the first 6-12 months.
What are the vaginal tightening methods?
- Surgical narrowing of the vagina (vaginoplastitis),
- Lasers vagina tightening,
Vagina Tightening Surgery Processes
Evaluation is done to prepare for surgery. At this stage, a physical examination is done to assess your health and learn more about your medical history. You will be educated about the benefits and post-surgical care needs.
What Happens During Vagina Tightening Surgery?
- Vaginal tightening surgery can be performed under regional or general anesthesia depending on the severity of the width.
- 3 to 8 cm of tissue is removed from the vaginal entrance towards the inner part.
- Reinforcing and restorative sutures are placed on the connective and muscle tissue in the lower part, and then a much narrower vaginal canal is formed when the cut edges are combined.
- When this procedure is applied to both the anterior and posterior parts of the vagina, the result is much more effective.
The details of this procedure depend on your wishes or medical needs and include reconstruction or recreation of the vagina using various surgical techniques.
Things to Consider After Vagina Tightening Surgery
During surgery, surgeons usually insert a tampon into the vagina. This tampon is removed the next morning. You can walk easily after a few days. You can shower, but you should not wash the inside of your vagina.
You can have sexual intercourse after 6-8 weeks. You should not go to the swimming pool, sauna or sea for 4-6 weeks after the procedure. Recovery time may vary from patient to patient.
Is Vaginal Tightening Surgery the Same as Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal tightening (vaginoplasty) are methods applied to improve the appearance or function of the vagina. Other vaginal rejuvenation operations include:
Labiaplasty is the method used to adjust the size and shape of the small lips. Vulvoplasty, which reshapes the outer part of the vagina, is one of the other vaginal rejuvenation methods.
Can Vaginal Tightening Surgery Be Applied to Women Who Haven’t Given Birth?
Although she has never given birth, some women may need this procedure due to the genetic flexibility of their muscle and collagen structure.
Any woman who has problems with the genital area can have this surgery. For this reason, it is okay for women who have not given birth to undergo a vaginal tightening operation.
What are the Benefits of Vagina Tightening Operation?
Vaginal tightening procedures have many benefits and can help with:
- Increase pleasure during sexual intercourse
- Giving you confidence and reducing your anxiety in daily life
- To tighten the vagina
- Reducing vaginal dryness
- Reducing the number of recurrent vaginal infections
- Improving symptoms of vaginal atrophy (condition when vaginal walls become thin, dry or inflamed)
- improve vaginal laxity
- Improve stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause, a common disease that affects women entering menopause, can negatively affect quality of life. Symptoms of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause include:
- Urinary system problems
- Pain with sexual intercourse
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal irritation
Is Vagina Tightening Surgery Painful?
Many patients prefer to have this surgery under general anesthesia so that pain is not felt. After your surgery, any pain or discomfort you may experience will be effectively controlled with medications provided by your surgeon and will usually subside within a few days.
You may experience mild discomfort, but this will usually go away completely within a few days. Most patients return to work after a few days, but it may take several weeks.
You should avoid exercise and sexual intercourse until you fully recover (about 6 weeks).
Vagina Tightening Surgery Prices
Vaginal tightening surgery prices vary from person to person, depending on the hospital to be performed and the additional applications and operations to be performed together. Contact us for more information. Dr. İrem Yengel 0(532) 707 76 65
How Common Is This Complaint In Birth Mothers?
Vaginal enlargement is a subjective and self-reported sexual health issue. There is no objective measure of this, and so there are few good statistics on the prevalence of vaginal laxity after vaginal delivery.
When investigated, vaginal enlargement is typically combined with other female sexual dysfunctions. A recent Australian study of first-time mothers found that 58% of mothers reported some form of female sexual dysfunction one year after giving birth.
- Insufficient wetting
- Abnormal vaginal sensation,
- Vaginal looseness,
- Vaginal tightness,
- Pain in intercourse,
- Urinary incontinence during intercourse was their main complaint.
An earlier survey of 25- to 45-year-old women who had had at least one vaginal birth found that about half of women had concerns about vaginal laxity. It has also been reported to be the most common physical concern discussed with obstetricians after vaginal delivery.
Vaginal Enlargement, Not Sagging!
With vaginal laxity, the vaginal tissue relaxes and this is associated with a decreased feeling of tightness. In contrast, displacement of pelvic organs (such as the bladder, rectum, urethra, or small intestine) with vaginal prolapse pushes the walls of the vagina out of its normal position. This can manifest as a “falling” feeling and uncomfortable or painful intercourse.
Vaginal tightening (vaginoplasty) is the most effective way to restore the normal structure of congenital or acquired vaginal width. As a result of the procedure, you will be able to feel more relaxed, self-confident and, of course, fully enjoy your sex life.
What is vaginoplasty and why is it necessary?
Vaginal tightening (vaginoplasty) is an operation performed to restore the normal anatomical structure of the vagina to fulfill its sexual, obturator and protective functions.
During the operation, defects and stretching of the walls of the vagina, cicatricial deformities are eliminated, which leads to a decrease in the volume of the vagina, narrowing of its lumen, increased sensitivity and density during sexual intercourse.
What Can Vaginoplasty Surgery Solve?
- Aesthetic discomfort (opening of the vaginal opening, cicatricial deformities)
- Impaired sexual intercourse quality, which is significant for both partners
- Palpable prolapse of the vaginal walls
- Vaginal gas (“vaginal murmurs”)
- Urinary incontinence (jumping, sneezing, running, etc.), frequent urination
- recurrent inflammatory diseases associated with weakening of the obturator function of the vagina (colpitis, cervicitis),
- Papillomavirus infection
- Psychological disturbance
What Is Done Before Vagina Tightening Operation?
Before the operation (vaginal aesthetics) Pre-operative examination, a gynecologist control is provided. A few days before the operation, it is necessary to sterilize the relevant area, for example, using antiseptic solutions or putting vaginal suppositories.
What Is Done During Vagina Tightening Surgery?
On the day of surgery, you come to the clinic on an empty stomach in comfortable clothes that do not put pressure on the genital area. The duration of vaginoplasty is 30-90 minutes. It can be performed under local, epidural, spinal and general anesthesia. Anesthetic cream and injections are used for local anesthesia.
Still, your safety is followed by anesthesia during the operation. It uses suture material that dissolves on its own during surgery and gives the best cosmetic result. Vaginoplasty does not require a long hospital stay.
What Is Done After Vagina Tightening Operation?
Vaginal tightening surgery can be performed both in a day hospital setting and as a one-day inpatient in the clinic. You will need to follow the instructions of our gynecologist after vaginoplasty. You will be advised to restrict sex, sports, cycling, swimming, spa to 4 weeks or longer.
You can start an active life the day after surgery (except for the above restrictions). In the first 2 weeks after the operation, the area should be treated with the recommended antiseptic solutions and vaginal suppositories should be placed.
What kind of result can be expected from the surgery?
- Normalizing the structure and size of the vagina, narrowing it and eliminating old scars,
- Developing genital aesthetics,
- Increased sexual sensitivity and satisfaction with the sex life of both partners,
- Normalization of urination functions,
- Elimination of the chronic inflammation focus triggered by the opening of the vaginal opening,
- Increased psychological comfort