COSMETIC VAGINAL SURGERY

Surgery Overview

At Islip OB-GYN, we perform several cosmetic vaginal procedures that include vaginaplasty, labiaplasty and hymen restoration. We have years of experience with each procedure and we assure you that you’ll be receiving the very best care in the area. Should you have any further questions on vaginal reconstructive surgery after looking over our information, please feel free to give us a call. We will be happy to discuss post-operative care and potential complications with you.

Vaginaplasty


Vaginaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces excessive width in a woman's vaginal canal. This can occur after natural childbirth and is typically a cosmetic issue.

Most patients complain of a diminished sensation or friction during intercourse and have difficulty, or are unable, to achieve an orgasm. This procedure can take anywhere from 1-3 hours and is designed to enhance friction during intercourse.

Vaginaplasty enhances the tautness and tightness of the vaginal walls by decreasing the vaginal diameter. There are several surgical techniques used based on the condition you may have. Typical conditions include the following:

Rectoceles

This happens when the rectum bulges into or out of the vagina and typically occurs as a result of injuries during childbirth. With a weakened or bulging rectum, bowel movements are more difficult. The vagina can also feel larger, reducing sensation during intercourse.

Cystoceles

This occurs when the bladder falls, descends from its usual position. With cystocele it is sometimes difficult to completely empty the bladder and this can be associated with bladder infections. This can also cause the bladder to overfill and allow small amounts of urine to leak (common when walking or coughing). Cystoceles can also occur due to trauma from childbirth.

Urethroceles

Occurs in conjunction with a cystocele as these can both cause involuntary loss of urine (especially when there is increased pressure in the abdomen from walking, jumping, coughing, sneezing, laughing or sudden movements).

Enteroceles

The bulging of the small intestines into the back wall of the vagina.

This surgery provides a proper vaginal tightening; not only is the vaginal tissue dissected and trimmed, but the underlying supporting structures and muscles are as well. The degree of tightness will depend on your wishes or situation.

Labiaplasty


Labiaplasty is performed to reduce the length and bulk of a woman's inner vaginal lips. This can become an issue after childbirth or may be naturally occurring. This is typically a cosmetic surgery in which we will remove the excessive tissue and reconstruct the vaginal lips.

There are a few common surgical techniques used for labiaplasty. The standard method involves trimming in a curved or straight line and suturing the edges together vertically. This is not always preferred as it can give more post-operative scarring and with some sensation potentially being lost. This does, however, eliminate the dark edges of the labia and give better symmetry.

We use a Z-Plasty technique where specialized flaps are made in the labia and sutured together. The upper and lower edges are then horizontally brought together. This creates a natural look that preserves the original color of the labia and reduces extra tissue.

Hymen Restoration


Whether the hymen has been injured during sexual intercourse or another trauma, it can usually be restored. Although it may not be able to in some cases, we will be happy to give you an evaluation to see if you are able to have this type of surgery performed.

During this procedure, the edges of the torn hymen are trimmed with fine scissors, cautery or laser devices. Using delicate sutures, the hymen can be reconstructed to its original form. When intercourse happens, there will be a tear and a small amount of bleeding to the repaired hymen.