About Vaginoplasty Surgery
Vaginoplasty rejuvenates a woman's vagina, tightening muscles and repairing soft tissues.Vaginal defects, including weak muscles, poor tone, and flaccid skin are targeted and corrected with the cosmetic surgical procedure vaginoplasty, or more specifically, vaginal tightening surgery.
With age and the intense stress of childbirth, many women experience weakening of the muscles in their vagina. With loose muscles in the area the ability to create friction is dramatically reduced, thereby adversely affecting sexual gratification. Sexual gratification has been scientifically proven to be intimately linked to the level of friction created.
Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® (LVR®)
At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, we offer Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® (LVR®), which is how all our vaginoplasty surgeries are performed. The difference between traditional vaginal tightening and LVR® relies mainly on the surgical techniques involved. Traditional vaginal tightening involves incisions made with a scalpel, while LVR® is a proprietary procedure that features specialized laser techniques to minimize or eliminate blood loss, reducing the length and intensity of recovery. LVR can also treat a primary symptom of vaginal looseness as well- stress urinary incontinence.
We are the only medical clinic in Toronto to offer LVR® as our surgeon has gone through rigorous training by the Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Institute of America to be certified in the type of vaginoplasty.
Reclaim Your Sex Life
Advancements in cosmetic surgery enable women to eliminate this unpleasurable condition. Also known as Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Enhancement, Vaginal Reconstruction, Vaginal Rejuvenation and Vaginal Tightening Surgery is offered in the Toronto area for all women seeking to reclaim their sex life, for themselves and their partner.
As a cosmetic surgical procedure, a qualified vaginoplasty surgeon at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic will explain the details of vaginal tightening surgery with you so that you can decide whether it is appropriate for you.
The vagina serves a multitude of purposes. Not only does it serve as a functional purpose for reproduction with regards to carrying a baby, but also an intimate purpose between partners.
When the vagina becomes too lax, due to age or post-childbirth this can place stress on a relationship, as the sexual function of the vagina can diminish. This can lead to unsuccessful relationships and embarrassment for both partners. While the more obvious benefit of vaginoplasty is improvement of sexual gratification for both partners, there are some added advantages of vaginal tightening surgery that include:
- Improving the outer appearance, by reducing the external diameter of the vagina (labial reduction) can also be performed in conjunction for an overall aesthetically pleasing appearance)
- If a poor episiotomy was performed during childbirth, a perineum repair can be done in conjunction with vaginal tightening surgery
- Help with urinary incontinence, by improving the tone and strength of the tissues that support the bladder
While the vaginoplasty procedure itself does not help with a prolapsed uterus, both procedures can be performed in the same surgery. Since at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, our surgeon is an OBGYN, a prolapsed uterus can be addressed at the same time as vaginoplasty depending on the severity of it.
Vaginal Tightening Surgery At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic
During consultation, a patient consultant or surgeon at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic will help you determine what type of treatment is best for you to achieve your desired results. Make sure you express your concerns and expectations so that you can be mentally and physically prepared for the procedure.
The vaginal tightening surgical procedure will take place at the Toronto surgical centre of Toronto Cosmetic Clinic. Surgery is performed by an experienced physician with extensive knowledge of female physiology, on an outpatient basis (you can return home the same day). Other procedures can also be performed, whether simultaneously or not, to completely revitalize the aesthetic structure of a woman's genital area.
You will be placed under either a local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthetic. Vaginal reconstruction typically takes about an hour, but may possibly last up to an hour and a half depending on whether your surgery is performed simultaneously with another type of genital refinement procedure, such as Labiaplasty (surgical reduction of the Labia Majora and Labia Minora) or Hymenoplasty (restoring a broken hymen).
Vaginal reconstruction incisions are made by a laser instead of using a laser. This is what makes our vaginal surgeries non-traditional, ie- Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation®. The incisions are made in the genital area to join the loose muscle in the back of the vagina together and shorten it, facilitating the tightening of vaginal muscles and tissue. The diameter of the vaginal opening is reduced by minimizing the amount of vaginal lining (mucosa).
This contributes to vaginal tightening, and excess skin may be removed. Perineoplasty is also performed if needed. This is when the area from the vaginal opening to the anus (the perineum) is corrected back to its normal state. Once this is completed, any incisions are closed with dissolving stitches. Scarring is entirely, or mainly, inside the vagina. In the event that the sutures used are not dissolvable, they will be removed by your surgeon at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic.
Cost of Vaginoplasty Surgery
At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, the price for vaginal tightening surgery is $4,700 plus tax when performed under a general anesthesia.
Adding labia reduction or other associated female refinement procedures will cause the price of your vaginal tightening surgery to decrease. To read more information on this, please visit our page on Vaginoplasty Cost.
Perineoplasty is a surgery which involves correcting the area between the vagina and the anal area in women. Most other clinics may consider this as a separate surgery or procedure from Vaginoplasty, but our surgeon includes this repair in your vaginal tightening surgery if you need it.
As a result of tearing or episiotomies during childbirth, the muscles of the perineum can become excessively stretched or separated and the outside skin can even be scarred. This can lead to a variety of problems, ranging from itching to inability to enjoy sexual stimulation and necessary contraction of the vaginal muscles as part of intercourse in the case of separated muscular structures. Some women also feel embarrassed of excessive skin and bulging in this area, and might choose Perineoplasty to correct a more aesthetic concern.
Perineoplasty is often used to correct this. The surgeon will re-open the fused structures, and suture the incision back with precision, in a manner that ensures correct healing. Often the situation that led to the initial damage, did not allow for a very refined repair method, such as for instance during childbirth. Many women have experienced that a doctor, nurse or midwife without surgical experience – or the right tools available – performs the suturing after any birth related damage. In some cases the result is not optimal.
Risks and Recovery from Vaginal Tightening Surgery
Full recovery from vaginal tightening surgery at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic will take up to 6-8 weeks, depending on the extent of treatment and the patient. The time off from work needed is a couple days up to one week. Stay away from strenuous activity and sports throughout the healing process. Some women heal faster than others, just as some women bruise or swell more than others.
Common side effects, such as pain, discomfort, bleeding and swelling, may be less pronounced compared to the traditional method of vaginal tightening. Like any surgery, vaginoplasty has its risks and complications. Some of these risks included those associated with the use of anesthesia, bleeding, and infection. Following the instructions given to you by your physician will minimize the chance of any risks to occur.
However, after undergoing the procedure, you and your partner will be able to see, and feel, the results. Both of you will experience a renewal of sexual pleasure and dramatic increase in sensation from intercourse, achieving a level of sexual gratification that was missing before.
Book a Consult!
Make the choice to improve your sexual well being. The first step to finding out how Vaginoplasty can help you is by visiting our patient consultant for a free LVR® consultation. You will be able to have your questions answered, and learn all about the surgery.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Tightening
Toronto Cosmetic Clinic now offers a procedure called IntimaLase™ which is a non-surgical option for tightening the tissues within the vagina.
Performed through a laser (Fotona Dynamis, using Er:YAG Smooth-Mode technology), this procedure is suitable for women who do not want to undergo surgery with more more minimal vaginal looseness. This results in greater sexual satisfaction due to a tightened vaginal canal.
Vaginoplasty Q & A
What are the benefits of vaginal tightening surgery?
Patients at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic undergo vaginal tightening surgery to improve gratification during sexual intercourse for both themselves and their partners. It can also improve the appearance of the area and help with stress urinary incontinence
Who cannot undergo vaginal tightening surgery?
Responsible surgeons will not perform on women who are pregnant. However, the surgery is extremely popular for women who have recovered from childbirth.
How soon after giving birth can you have a vaginoplasty?
Your body goes through a tremendous change during pregnancy and delivery. It is generally recommended that women wait at least 1-2 months before coming for an examination to determine if they are good candidate for this procedure.
How long do I have to wait to have sex after a vaginoplasty?
Though your doctor will tell you how long to wait depending on your circumstance and extent of your procedure, generally you can get back to ‘gentle’ vaginal intercourse after 4 to 6 weeks.
How far up can a vaginoplasty go?
This procedure can tighten the vaginal muscles all the way up to the cervix. It is important to be specific in what you feel and what you want during your consultation
Can I get a vaginoplasty even if I haven’t had children?
Typically this procedure is recommended for women who have had a natural childbirth. Sometimes, it can be suitable for women who naturally have a wider vaginal cavity.
Will there be noticeable scars?
No. As with any type of incision, scar tissue will heal the surgical site. However, in the case of a Vaginoplasty, scars will not be noticeable or barely noticeable.
When will I see results?
The true results of your vaginoplasty procedure at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic will appear within 4-6 weeks following surgery. By this time, all swelling will have subsided.