Childbirth and the natural aging process will often result in a gradual slackening or loosening of the vaginal walls, but it may also occur after the removal of growths or other treatments. While in most cases this laxity is completely normal, it can sometimes proceed to the point that a tampon will fall out, and this lack of muscle tone can also lead to sexual dysfunction.
The procedure will bring the separated muscles closer together. If the case requires it, extra skin from the back side of the vagina may also be removed. A vaginoplasty can be done under local anesthesia, but most patients opt for a procedure done under general anesthesia.
The recovery is generally easy. The doctor will recommend the patient take it easy for a couple of weeks, and a deep ache or discomfort are to be expected for the first few days.
Labiaplasty is also used to repair labia that have been deformed by injuries, piercings, tumors, or, more commonly, previous Labiaplasty procedures that were not done correctly.