Vaginoplasty in Cleveland

One of the most popular cosmetic gynecology procedures is a vaginoplasty, also known as vaginal tightening. This is a cosmetic procedure performed to tighten the vaginal canal. Dr. Gitiforooz performs this surgery in her state of the art Beachwood location for women who are looking to restore their youthful aesthetic and regain sexual satisfaction.

What is a Vaginoplasty?

Reconstructive Laser Vaginoplasty (RLV) is a procedure to correct to correct vaginal relaxation syndrome, which may be caused from the adverse effects of pregnancy, childbirth, dramatic weight loss and/or natural aging of the vaginal and perineal muscles. Vaginal relaxation syndrome happens when the muscles in the vaginal wall lose their tone, control and strength, which causes an increase in the diameter of the vagina. When a woman experiences vaginal relaxation syndrome, she may have symptoms such as physical discomfort, displeasure and painful intercourse which may also lead to  emotional insecurity.

Not only does this procedure enhance the physical appearance and increase sexual gratification, but it also improves stress urinary incontinence syndrome. This involuntary leakage of urine when coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising, is improved in tandem with improvement of vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control.

How is the surgical procedure performed?

Vaginoplasty is performed as an outpatient surgery. Dr. Gitiforooz uses a laser technique for more precise incisions and the reduced risk of bleeding. During this procedure, the relaxed muscles of the vagina and perineum are tightened and reinforced to create firmness and tone. This allows for a stronger pelvic floor and a narrower vaginal diameter and can restore the vagina back to its pre-pregnancy state.  In fact, some individuals report feeling and looking like when they were at much younger ages.

Can a Vaginoplasty Be Combined with Other Gynecological or Cosmetic Procedures?

Vaginoplasty is a procedure that can be easily combined with other gynecological or reconstructive surgeries. The vaginoplasty is often combined with a labiaplasty, clitoral unhooding, or labial majora enhancement. This procedure may also be performed as part of a mommy makeover, or in combination with plastic surgeries such as a breast augmentation or tummy tuck.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Vaginoplasty?

The ideal candidate for a vaginoplasty is a woman who is in a healthy physical condition and has realistic expectations in relation to this surgery and the benefits it will have. The most requested candidate for this surgery is a woman who no longer wishes to get pregnant and is typically between the ages of 30 to 50, however, the procedure is safe for all ages.

What Are the Risks Associated with a Vaginoplasty?

There are risks that come with any surgical procedure. Although the risk of complications with a vaginoplasty are low, they include bleeding, infection, and scarring. Bleeding is usually very minimal (almost bloodless) due to the nature of the surgery being performed with a laser. Although scarring is possible with any procedure, it is extremely rare with a vaginoplasty.

What is Recovery Like After a Vaginoplasty?

During the first few days following surgery, spotting, mild pain and swelling are commonly seen. Pain medication is prescribed and ice packs can also be used to keep the pain and discomfort to a minimum. Normal daily activities are typically resumed by the second or third day after surgery, and most patients return to work within two weeks. Sexual activity and strenuous activity may be resumed within 6-8 weeks of surgery.

How much does a vaginoplasty cost?

This is an elective, cosmetic procedure, and as such, costs between $4,000 and $12,000.

Where can I get a vaginoplasty near me?

If you are interested in improvement of vaginal muscle “tightness,” then the best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Gitiforooz where you and her will discuss your concerns and symptoms and develop the best treatment plan specifically for you. You may call our office to schedule an appointment at 440-772-4000, or schedule an appointment online using the “Schedule An Appointment” option listed at the bottom of this page.