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Vaginal Tightening

This is a surgical operation whereby the vagina is tightened up by thinning out or reducing the soft tissues and tightening the vaginal muscles.

Why does my vagina feel loose or wide?

This may be due to giving birth to one or several children. The vaginal muscles and ligaments become weakened and start to sag. This leaves the bladder, bowel and womb (uterus) so unsupported that they can literally begin to push through the vaginal wall. This leads to problems with the body’s ability to pass urine and stools.

A widened vagina may be age-related. As you get older, your body’s muscles begin to slacken and lose their elasticity. This happens to all muscles throughout the body, due to a reduction in the production of oestrogen (a hormone that provides muscles with elasticity.

What are the problems with a wide vagina?

There is a loss of sexual pleasure during intercourse because there is little or no friction between the penis and the vaginal wall. The result may be that sex becomes less satisfying for you and your husband or partner.

Can my vagina be restored to normal?

Yes, or as near normal as possible.

Will there be complications?

If any complications arise it may be that during the tightening up procedure, your bowel is accidentally punctured.  

If your vagina is of normal width or just slightly widened but you still want it tightened to heighten sexual pleasure, you may experience problems. Your vagina may end up feeling too tight, making sexual intercourse painful. There may also be the possibility of ongoing urinary tract infections.

What does the surgery involve?

The operation involves tightening the vaginal muscles and ligaments in the back wall. You will require a general anaesthetic for this.

How long does the surgery take?

Surgery usually takes approximately 1 hour to perform. You may be required to stay in overnight for observation.

What will happen in the recovery period?

Your vagina and the surrounding area will be quite swollen and feel sore afterwards. As the swelling and soreness lessens, you will be able to walk more comfortably.

What is the recovery time?

Barring any complications, you should be fully recovered in 4 weeks. You may be able to return to work about 1 week after surgery.

When can I resume sexual intercourse?

You may resume sexual intercourse within 1 to 2 months.

What can I expect from the surgery?

You can expect your vagina to feel tighter. Your confidence should be increased as you may find sexual intercourse more pleasurable for both you and your partner. If the problem was that your internal organs, i.e. bladder, womb and bowel had dropped out of position, things should feel better. You should no longer have problems urinating or passing stools as your organs will be back in their normal position.