Vaginoplasty entails a number of surgical procedures in the vaginal area, for reconstructive or aesthetic purposes.
One of the aesthetic procedures aims to "tighten up" a vagina that's become slack or loose from vaginal childbirth or aging. It is performed in general anesthesia, and requires minor preparation of the patient prior to the surgery. After the preparation, the excess mucosa is removed, stitches are applied and special mold is applied for 24 hours, or more if necessary. Labiaplasty, plastic surgery on the labia (the “lips" surrounding the vagina), can be performed alone or with vaginoplasty.
Surgery can be performed on the labia major (the larger, outer vaginal lips), or the labia minor (the smaller, inner vaginal lips). Labiaplasty changes the size or shape of the labia, typically making them smaller or correcting an asymmetry between them. Vaginoplasty is performed at patients of various ages, most commonly for the purpose of the heightened sexual response of female patients