FAQ: Vaginoplasty

If you wish to improve the sexual functioning of your vagina and its appearance by retightening the vaginal walls that were effected by advancing age or childbirth.

If you wish to improve the sexual functioning of your vagina and its appearance by retightening the vaginal walls that were effected by advancing age or childbirth.

This surgery will retighten the vagina walls by reducing the amount of stretch muscle at the back of the vagina.

Some common risk and possible complications are mild bleeding, scabbing, bruising, infection, and allergic reaction.

The non-surgical options can include creams that can be inserted into the vagina to tighten the walls but are not as effective. Additionally, patients can do Kegel exercises.

There are no other known/approved surgical options other than vaginoplasty.

If you do not have this procedure, your vagina walls will remain the same and as you get older, the muscle at the back of the vagina will begin to naturally stretch/become loose. Patients may try other alternative solutions before proceeding with this surgery.

The vaginal walls are pretty stable over time, they do experience stretching and contracting regularly but there will be no extreme differences in the tightness.

The muscle at the back of the vagina is first located and afterwards, it will be reduced through an incision that will surgically remove the excess portion of the stretched vagina muscle. The vagina muscle is then sutured together.

There will be no visible scarring and the patient will immediately experience tightening of the vagina.

These can be found on my website or during consultation.

Vaginoplasty can be accompanied with labial reconstruction.

It will last for a long time, as long as the patient does not go through vaginal birth again and it is natural for the vagina to become looser as she ages.

The surgery cost will range from $2,200 – $3,200

The incision will be located along the vaginal canal and it will start from the very back of the vagina to the opening (front).

No, the scars are not visible since it is hidden inside the vagina.

The surgery should usually take around 1-2 hours.

It may affect your ability to get pregnant and women are advised to consider not to have children after this surgery is performed.

Usually you won’t experience any changes but you will feel numbness and extreme tightness after the surgery.

The full recovery/healing usually is achieved 13 weeks after the surgery.

The surgery should not affect any bowl movements or the ability to urinate.

In the short term, patients will feel extreme tightness and some sort of discomfort. In the long run, this discomforts and extreme tightness will subside.

These symptoms should subside within 3-7 days, depending on the patient.

You will experience some degree of pain but mostly just discomfort.

我通常会在手术后几天到几周内服用Tylenol 3和Percocet,具体取决于您的疼痛耐受性。


Patients need to have 2-3 days of complete bed rest, apply ice to reduce swelling, properly clean/dry vagina, apply topical medication and all other medications prescribed. Additionally, patients should avoid vigorous exercise for 3-4 weeks.

You can use a sitz bath to help clean your incision area daily.


Patients can return to their normal routine within 3-7 days after the surgery.

You can drive once you are off your narcotic medication..

Patients can return to their routine within 3-7 days after the surgery.

This will be discussed with by my anesthesiologist. My procedure is usually done under general anesthesia/local freezing.





It is suggested that you don’t eat 6 hours before the surgery.

We recommend that you arrive 1 hour and 30 minutes before your surgery. We will also try you on your mobile phone if the time of surgery has been changed.

This can be found on the website, on our mobile app, or call our office directly.

It is a good idea to have someone drive you home.

  • 安排住院期间可能需要的个人物品
  • 安排某人在家里和工作中承担责任
  • 安排某人带你回家医院
  • 安排一个人在手术后的第一天和你在一起
  • 如果您有其他疑问,请致电您的医生
  • 如果您在手术后10天内生病(即使是小病,例如感冒),请通知医生
  • No eating or drinking 6 hours before surgery.
  • 手术前24小时请勿喝酒。手术前至少6周不要吸烟。
  • My contact information can be found on my website or at the office.
  • Wear loose clothing to the clinic/hospital
  • Make sure to buy any equipment you may need for sitz baths as advised by your doctor

The surgery should take around 1-2 hours.

You will be awake during the surgery and will receive local numbing in and outside the vagina.



  • 确保已通过姓名和出生日期确认您的身份
  • 确保您已确认要进行的手术
  • 确保已标出正确的手术部位
  • 确认您可能有的任何过敏和副作用
  • 确保您了解并签署了知情同意书





You need to have instructions reviewed with a responsible adult and you must meet all discharge criteria.

You will receive pain pill prescription to fill prior to surgery.

A sterile cloth containing antibiotic cream will be inserted into your vagina, it will be removed by the patient after 24 hours. Afterwards, the patient will need to apply topical medication and properly clean/dry their vagina (avoid baths).

Apply ice onto the area to reduce swelling and take prescribed pain medication.



You should take one next morning after the surgery and multiple times a day

It is suggested you take a shower a day after the surgery but if you do need to take a shower, avoid the vaginal area.

I usually prefer to see my patient 1-2 days after the surgery.


It is recommended that you have 2-3 days of complete bed rest and have someone take over the duties within the house.

You may resume work again after 3-7 days.


It is recommended that you avoid engaging in sexual activity for 6 weeks.

  • 确保护理人员在护理前后洗手
  • 不要等到剧烈疼痛才需要止痛药
  • 在医护人员离开房间之前,请确保通话按钮触手可及
  • 站起来之前,请坐在床边几分钟,以免头晕
  • 如果您感到虚弱或头晕,请勿在没有帮助的情况下起床
  • 您发烧高于华氏100.4度
  • 您呼吸急促或胸痛
  • 您会发现手术切口周围发红,肿胀,发热或疼痛加剧
  • 您会注意到切口正在分离,或者切口中已感染了分泌物
  • 小便时有困难或疼痛
  • 您有无法控制的恶心或呕吐
  • 您的敷料反复被鲜血浸透
  • 您感觉到骨盆区域过度肿胀和压力
  • 您的骨盆区域持续麻木或刺痛
  • 您有您现有的止痛药无法控制的疼痛

  • 遵医嘱服用止痛药和其他药物
  • 服用处方止痛药时请勿开车
  • 手术后十天不要泡澡或游泳
  • 保持切口清洁干燥
  • Take sitz baths several times a day to ease pain and discomfort
  • Do not use tampons or douche for as long as your doctor advises
  • Avoid straining or bearing down during urination
  • 只要医生建议,就避免剧烈运动和繁重的举动
  • 按照医生的指示恢复正常的日常活动
  • 按照医生的指示恢复性行为