Vaginal Rejuvenation

Female Genital Plastic Surgery – Vaginoplasty – Labiaplasty – Vulvaplasty

The natural process of childbirth stretches the muscles and tissues of the vagina, vulva, and labia. These and similar changes, whether due to giving birth, aging, or fluctuation in weight, can have a negative impact on sexual intimacy such as decreased sensation, pain, or soreness during sex. In addition, some women experience pain while riding bicycles, horses or other high-impact exercises.

Vaginal rejuvenation aims to improve the appearance, size, function, and reduce pain related to changes in female genitalia. There are several procedures that may be included under this heading:

  • Vaginoplasty – tightening of the vagina
  • Labiaplasty – reshaping of the labia
  • Vulvaplasty – reshaping of the vulva

Vaginal rejuvenation can provide renewed self-confidence and comfort for affected women.

Who Is a Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?

The ideal candidate for vaginal rejuvenation is a woman in good health who has one or more of the following concerns:

  • The contours of her genital structures have become lax or stretched out.
  • She experiences soreness or pain with sexual activity or exercise.
  • Her sensation during intercourse has been significantly reduced after having children.
  • She wishes to improve the contour or appearance of her genitals.

Intended Results of Vaginal Rejuvenation

  • Vaginoplasty tightens the vagina to restore it to nearly the same size it was before having children.
  • Improving the appearance of the labia can boost her self-confidence and make her feel more comfortable in certain types of clothing.
  • She can feel more comfortable when exercising and during intercourse.
  • Improving her self-perception and comfort can enhance her quality of life.

Procedure Description for Vaginal Rejuvenation

  • Anesthesia will be administered.
  • During a vaginoplasty procedure, excess skin will be removed, and the tissues of the vaginal wall will be tightened with sutures.
  • During a labiaplasty procedure, excess tissue will be removed to create the desired contour and align the labia, and then closed with absorbable sutures.

Options for Vaginal Rejuvenation

  • Vaginoplasty
  • Labiaplasty
  • Vulvaplasty


The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

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Reviewed by Jason Emer, MD, FAAD, FAACS, who specializes in cosmetic dermatology and body contouring in West Hollywood, California.