Each day we move closer to a better world of female empowerment and one of the areas that we should be able to discuss openly is our sexual appearance and pleasure. But as we age our sexual organs, and in this context, our vaginas lose elasticity, become stretched and can appear discoloured. 

For many women, this can lead to both loss of body confidence and a reduction in the amount of pleasure we feel during intercourse with our partner. And it’s not only age that can cause such changes in our body, but the events of childbirth can leave our vaginal walls damaged and loose.

Of course this is only natural and is by no means something to be embarrassed about. The female body, along with our life journey, is something that should be celebrated. After all, childbirth is a beautiful life experience and for many of us our proudest achievement.

But we also believe that women should feel good about themselves and understand that many of us struggle to come to terms with changes to our body as we grow older. Our compassionate team of private gynaecologists are always on hand to provide reassurance, talk you through your options and answer any questions you may have.

One of the most common cosmetic gynaecology procedures for women looking to rejuvenate their bodies and address some of these concerns is known as a vaginoplasty.

What is Vaginoplasty surgery?

A vaginoplasty, also sometimes referred to as vaginal tightening or vaginal rejuvenation surgery, is a surgical procedure with the aim of tightening the inner and outer muscles of the vagina. In most cases a Vaginoplasty is an elective surgery, meaning the vast majority of procedures are carefully planned in advance, rather than carried out in an emergency situation. The procedure is sometimes carried out in conjunction with labiaplasty surgery

Can I be too old for a Vaginoplasty?

One of the more common questions we are asked in relation to this procedure is “am I too old for a vaginoplasty?”. The simple answer is no, in most cases, age is not a factor that determines suitability for vaginal rejuvenation; this decision is based primarily on your health and medical history. Vaginoplasty candidates need to be in good overall health with no cardiovascular conditions, as due to the use of general anaesthetic, these factors can add risk to the surgery. 

However, as a vaginoplasty is an elective surgery, you will have plenty of time to discuss any doubts or concerns with our caring team who will help you to make an informed decision on whether a Vaginoplasty is right for you.

What are the benefits of Vaginoplasty?

A vaginoplasty works to tighten the opening and walls of the vagina, in turn providing a number of health benefits, both physically and mentally.

Physical Benefits

The loosening of the vaginal opening and walls especially through childbirth, can lead to a number of health concerns such as urinary incontinence, where a simple laugh or sneeze can cause urine to leak. The original development of the procedure was to help treat those who suffered from vaginal deformities such as vaginal agenesis, in which the vaginal canal doesn’t form at all. Although some of these issues are uncommon, a vaginoplasty operation aims to address them, allowing patients to regain more physical control over their bodies and often helping them to improve the sex lives of both themself and their partner

Sexual Benefits

One of the increasingly common reasons that more and more women are choosing to have a vaginoplasty is to help empower us in our sex lives. The widening of the vaginal canal through ageing and childbirth can make it difficult for women to feel the same pleasure we once did through intercourse, often making it difficult for women to orgasm through sex. But by tightening the vaginal muscles, through vaginal rejuvenation, we can boost our sexual confidence and pleasure.

Mental Benefits

Many women speak of increased self-esteem levels following their vaginoplasty procedure. After childbirth, it is perfectly normal for women to feel powerless over the changes happening to their body, and post-natal depression is a common occurrence. For many, choosing to have vaginoplasty surgery is about regaining some sense of control back over their life. This, combined with the aforementioned physical and sexual benefits of vaginal rejuvenation, can boost confidence levels and help to improve our overall mental health.

So, if you’re wanting to empower yourself, boosting both your physical and mental health, then no matter how old you are, a vaginoplasty is the perfect solution. But as with any elective surgery, it is only ever as good as your medical practitioner.

At MAS Gynaecology, our Consultant Gynaecologist, Mr Masood, has over two decades of Obstetrics and Gynaecology practice and a specialist in vaginal rejuvenation, so you can rest assured knowing that you’ll receive only the highest quality care from both Mr Masood and the rest of the MAS Gynaecology team before, during and following your operation. This is reflected by Mr Masood’s maximum 5* rating on the iwantgreatcare website, which is based solely on patient reviews. For more information or to speak with a member of our understanding team, please contact us.