Vaginoplasty (also known as posterior colporrhaphy) is a procedure designed to tighten the vagina. An alternative is non-invasive vaginal tightening through heating tissues with radiofrequency waves – or non-surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation.
Patients with significant laxity may not experience a benefit from these treatments and may be better candidates for surgical tightening with vaginoplasty.
After childbirth, women may complain of vaginal laxity, resulting from stretching of tissues and separating of muscles, sometimes to the point that a tampon falls out, and this lack of tone can contribute to sexual dysfunction. A vaginoplasty brings the separated muscles together, and the extra mucosa skin from the back side of the vagina is removed. The external skin can also be removed for a more aesthetic appearance.
While a vaginoplasty can be done under local anaesthesia, many opt to have it done under general anaesthesia.
Patients may have one to two weeks of down time. They may feel a deep ache for the first few days, and there is no tampon use or intercourse for eight weeks. Depending on the amount of tightening performed, some patients may be instructed to use dilators.
This procedure typically results in a tighter vaginal canal, which can help enhance sexual satisfaction.
- Simple Vaginoplasty (Complex Vaginoplasty is $6,690)
- All your surgical, private hospital, and anaesthesia fees (general anaesthetic administered by an ANZCA-qualified anaesthetist)
- Post-op appointments at all milestones: 1 week; 6 weeks; 12 weeks; 6 months; and 2 years
- All hospitalisation: Expect a 4-5 hour stay (day procedure)
- Comprehensive consultation with your surgeon
At this stage there is no rebate from either Medicare or private health funds.
With us you are able to develop a payment plan and this can be discussed with our consultants at the time of your appointment.
Every year thousands of women undergo successful cosmetic surgery and are happy with the outcomes. However as with any surgery you should be aware of potential risks. These will be fully discussed with you. It’s important that you address all your questions with your surgeon.
The information on our website is general in nature. It will not apply to each and every patient and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.
We advise you to speak to a consultant and see a surgeon in-person to assess what surgery is most suitable for you. Plastic and cosmetic surgery results can vary significantly between patients and all surgery carries risks, some minor some serious. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.