Gynaecology

Vaginal Rejuvenation

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What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal rejuvenation is a combination of surgical procedures which can effectively improve the appearance, sensation and function of your vagina and surrounding areas, including the labia and perineum. This is achieved by tightening the vaginal muscles and reducing the size of the labia.

The vagina is susceptible to many changes over the course of a woman’s life. Natural life events such as childbirth and the aging process can have a major impact on this part of the body, which may prompt a woman to feel concerned or self-conscious. There are a number of reasons for this.

A woman may feel self-conscious about the cosmetic appearance of this intimate area, particularly due to the effect of childbirth, which can cause issues like a stretched labia.The stretching of the vagina, which can happen due to childbirth and the aging process, can lead to a loss of sensation in the area, potentially impacting on a woman’s sexual satisfaction.

Other common issues include urinary incontinence and vaginal prolapse.

But vaginal rejuvenation treatment can successfully help to tackle one or all of these issues. A vaginal rejuvenation procedure may include perineal surgery, the area between the vagina and the rectum which can be damaged in childbirth, and labiaplasty, a straightforward procedure to reshape and reduce the protrusion of the labia. In less severe cases, this can include simple perineum and pelvic floor tightening. 

The range of treatment options will be explained in full by your surgeon during your consultation.

Whatever your personal requirements, the Cadogan Clinic can provide the leading experts and techniques in its state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London facility.

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Why do people have it?

Life changes can have a huge impact on the appearance and function of the vaginal area. A woman may choose to undergo vaginal rejuvenation surgery because she feels self-conscious about the appearance. Some patients opt for vaginal rejuvenation to enhance their sexual satisfaction.

Another common issue is stress incontinence, such as leaking urine when you sneeze, or urge incontinence, meaning you have to rush to the toilet at short notice.

Vaginal reconstruction is used to repair the physical trauma caused by childbirth, such as a damaged perineum. Childbirth and aging can also lead to vaginal prolapse – a bulge or heaviness in the vagina or lower abdomen area. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery will help to rectify all these issues.

Who is suitable?

Cadogan Clinic considers individuals fit for the procedure, if all of the following are true of them:

  • Physically and psychologically fit and healthy
  • Bothered by the appearance and function of their vagina, perhaps following childbirth or due to the onset of age
  • Have realistic expectations of what can be achieved by surgery

What are the options?

Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is a bespoke treatment, tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient. The treatment may include one or all of the following:

This is surgery which is designed to tighten the vagina after it has become lax following childbirth or due to age. Vaginoplasty repairs the pelvic floor muscles and the perineal body at the entrance to the vagina. This helps with common problems such as urinary incontinence and a lack of sensation.

This labiaplasty procedure is more focused on the outward appearance of the genital area and involves reducing the size of the labia. This procedure is usually carried out for cosmetic purposes, but women with an overly long or large labia can find it causes pain or discomfort during sex and other activities such as a cycling or horse riding.

It is common for the perineum to tear during childbirth. Perineum and pelvic floor repair aims to improve the appearance of the perineum while simultaneously improving the muscle tone deep in the pelvic floor and vaginal muscles which may also have sustained damage.

What does it involve?

Vaginal rejuvenation is carried out here at the Cadogan Clinic under a general anaesthetic. A typical operation will take in the region of two hours, depending on how many procedures are being carried out.

If you are having vaginal tightening surgery (vaginoplasty), then the surgeon will join together the stretched muscle at the back of the vagina, therefore shortening it. This is kept in place using dissolvable stitches, before the excess vaginal lining is removed, tightening the surrounding soft tissues. When the muscles and ligaments in the vagina are tightened, they can then support the other internal structures including the bladder, bowel and womb (uterus). The perineum is often repaired as part of the treatment.

If the patient has opted for a labiaplasty to reduce the size of her labia, then the surgeon will use a scalpel or a laser to cut away skin from the labial lips to reduce their size or change their shape. The area is then stitched with dissolvable stitches.

Vaginal rejuvenation treatment is carried out as a day case, which means you will be allowed to go home with a friend or family member on the same day as your surgery.


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The Patient Journey. A breakdown of what you can expect on your journey with us

We are deeply invested in ensuring that every step of your surgical journey with us is as informative and reassuring to you as it can be. This article outlines what you can expect at each stage of the journey

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Frequently Asked Questions

Vaginal Rejuvenation is a combination of surgical procedures which aim to tighten both the internal vaginal muscles and the perineum to help improve overall tone, strength and control-enhancing your sensitivity and sexual experience. In conjunction with this, it deals with the aesthetics of the external labia to neaten up and improve its appearance as this area is commonly stretched during a natural childbirth birth.

There are a number of benefits to vaginal rejuvenation surgery. 

  • Improve vaginal laxity, effectively restoring the vagina to its pre-childbirth state
  • Improve sexual function, heightening sexual satisfaction
  • Tackle the problem of stress and urge urinary incontinence
  • Ease the physical discomfort caused by a large labia
  • Improve the overall aesthetic of the labial area
  • Improve symptoms of vaginal atrophy
  • Reduce vaginal dryness
  • Improve the overall aesthetic of the perineum
  • Restore self-confidence
  • Improve the muscle tone deep in the pelvic floor and vaginal muscles
  • Repair a vaginal prolapse
  • Alleviate some symptoms of the menopause
  • Effective treatment
  • Carried out as a day case to allow you to recover at home
  • Clinic in a convenient, central location
  • Your treatment will be carried out by one of our World-class expert surgeons.

As mentioned before, vaginal rejuvenation is a bespoke treatment, made up of a combination of one or more different surgeries. So you will need to decide what you hope to achieve with vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Book a consultation with one of our expert surgeons to discuss your treatment and let us help you to achieve your body goals.

A vaginoplasty, otherwise known as vaginal tightening, is a single procedure which will tighten the internal cavity of the vagina, improving laxity and enhancing sexual sensation. 

Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is made up of a combination of different treatments, including vaginoplasty, labiaplasty and perineum and pelvic floor repair, which together will help to improve the look and function both internally and externally. 

Depending on what you hope to achieve, you may undergo some or all of these procedures as part of your vaginal rejuvenation treatment. A well-considered treatment plan can often achieve the return to a pre-childbirth state for each woman.

It is incredibly common for a woman to have concerns about the look of this area as well as its function as often a woman's vaginal muscles lose tone as part of the ageing process, or after childbirth and this can cause much embarrassment, discomfort, loss of sensitivity or friction during sexual intercourse, often resulting in frustration.

If you are bothered by the appearance and function of your vagina, due to childbirth, age or for any other reason, if you are physically and psychologically fit and healthy and have realistic expectations of what can be achieved by surgery, then you are considered a suitable candidate for vaginal rejuvenation treatment.

During your consultation your surgeon will advise you to stop smoking, drinking and/or taking aspirin or certain other medications prior to your surgery as this can affect or slow down the healing process.  Your surgeon will discuss this with you at length and guide you as to when would be suggested to resume taking these.

Any risks associated with a vaginal rejuvenation procedure are similar to that of any other surgical procedure that involves a general anaesthetic.  Apart from possible bleeding and infection which is not common, there are no specific risks to be concerned about but your surgeon will explain the vaginal rejuvenation procedure to you in detail at your consultation.

It takes six weeks to fully recover from vaginal rejuvenation, as long as you follow all the aftercare advice issued by your surgeon.

Generally there will be swelling, soreness and some bruising in your intimate area after surgery. This should subside in a week or two. After a couple of days you should be able to walk around comfortably.  

Strenuous exercise and sexual activity should be avoided until four to six weeks after surgery. Do not try and rush into these activities before your body has had a chance to fully heal.

Your final result may take a couple of months to fully settle.

Patients will undergo this procedure under general anaesthetic so you will feel no pain during surgery.  After your procedure is complete, any pain or discomfort you may experience will be controlled effectively with medication provided by your surgeon and will usually subside within a few days.

You may experience some mild discomfort, swelling and some bruising, but this will usually disappear completely after 1-2 weeks.   Most stitches will be dissolvable so you won't experience any discomfort – any to be removed will be done so at your 1 week post operative wound care appointment with a specialist nurse.  Many of our patients return to work after one week but you will be advised that you may require two weeks.  You must refrain from exercise and sexual intercourse until fully healed (around 6 weeks).


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What are the risks?

Complications are unlikely. That said, as with all surgery, some complications are possible, your surgeon will discuss each of these risks comprehensively at your consultation.



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