Designer Vagina Surgery & Labiaplasty
Is sex not the same after babies, or are you self-conscious about your body?
At Fitzroy Surgery, patients usually choose procedures to enhance the features we can all see, but the areas we can’t see are just as important. Vaginal cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular amongst women who’ve just had a family and experience changes alongside younger women who just aren’t happy with their body. We offer two types of vaginal surgery, or ‘designer vagina’ surgery as it’s known: labiaplasty and vaginal tightening.
Vaginal muscles can lose tone simply down to age, or becoming a mother, which can cause discomfort and a change in sensitivity during sex. Vaginal tightening is the procedure designed to firm up the vaginal muscles and surrounding tissue to improve the overall tone. It’s carried out under general anaesthetic and you’ll need to stay overnight in our Fitzroy hospital.
Our surgeons also carry out a labia reduction, which reduces the excess tissue of the inner skin or labia menora. It creates a neater, more symmetrical appearance and takes between 30 minutes and one hour. Labiaplasty can be performed under local or general anaesthetic with an option to go home the same day or stay overnight in our hospital. Your highly skilled surgeon will discuss all options with you, taking you through the process step by step, ensuring you’re comfortable and understand everything from start to finish.
Just like other kinds of surgery you can expect an element of bruising and swelling following a vaginoplasty. This usually lasts between 7 to 21 days.
A little discomfort
It’s slightly uncomfortable afterwards, but any pain should go in around 7 to 14 days. Any discomfort can be eased with pain relief that we’ll prescribe and administer.
We would recommend that you wait until you’ve healed inside and out before having sex, which takes at least 6 weeks.
A change in sensation
Some patients experience a numbness in the skin and tissues following vagina and labia surgery, which can last for up to several months. You may also notice a change in sensitivity or feel some ‘strange sensations’, which are normal and tend to disappear after a time. In some very rare, a small area may remain numb.