Vaginal tightening surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic.
Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for one night.
Vaginal tightening surgery tightens the stretched tissues and pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. The surgeon will also remove any excess skin to reduce the overall size of the vagina.
You should expect your vagina and the internal and external surrounding area to be quite swollen and sore after surgery. It is a sensitive area, so walking and sitting may be uncomfortable at first. You’ll be given pain relief while in hospital and advice on managing the pain and discomfort when you return home. An ice pack wrapped in cloth may also give you some relief. The early recovery stage will pass, but if you have any concerns, you will have 24/7 contact details for our nursing team.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the surgical options available and whether vaginal tightening is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from recovery and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.
At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Vaginal tightening surgery involves shortening the stretched muscles at the back of your vagina with dissolvable stitches and removing any excess skin. This tightens the vaginal muscles and surrounding soft tissues, making the diameter of your vagina smaller. Vaginal tightening surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic. When the muscles and ligaments in the vagina become weaker, it can leave the bladder, bowel and womb unsupported, and they can begin to push through the vaginal wall. This can lead to problems with the ability to pass urine and stools. Surgery can make the vagina feel tighter and more comfortable, and any problems with passing urine may be resolved.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For vaginal tightening surgery you’ll need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one night following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. You’ll be given pain relief while in hospital and advice on managing the pain and discomfort when you return home. The early recovery stage will pass, but if you have any concerns, you will have 24/7 contact details for our nursing team. You should be able to return to work about one week after surgery and expect to be fully recovered in four weeks. You will need to abstain from sexual intercourse for 4-8 weeks, depending on your recovery.
At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost Emergency telephone support, which you can use at any time