Vaginal Plastic Surgery

The Functional Benefits of Vaginal Plastic Surgery from the Aesthetic Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Vaginal plastic surgery, also referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, is comprised of vaginoplasty (tightening of the vagina) and labiaplasty (reshaping of the labia). In spite of the stigma clouding this procedure, it is one of the fastest growing with more than 5,000 procedures performed in the US in 2013, a 44% increase from 2012, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and 114,135 procedures performed worldwide according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

The media and public have positioned vaginal plastic surgery as a procedure only undergone for aesthetic purposes based on unrealistic female images; in fact, there is currently discussion in Great Britain to have the procedure labeled as “genital mutilation”. However, this stance ignores the functional and psychological benefits of the surgery, particularly in increased sexual satisfaction. These procedures can correct the following issues:

  • Enlarged labia minora
  • Enlarged labia majora
  • Clitoral hood
  • Changes to the labia after childbirth
  • Disproportionate prominence of the mons pubis
  • Reducing the mons pubis after menopause


During pregnancy, women carry the baby’s weight for nine months, which causes the muscles to stretch and the vaginal walls to become looser. This can decrease friction during intercourse which can lead to reduced sexual satisfaction. In addition, some women suffer tears during childbirth that leave scar tissue behind leading to severe perineum pain. This scar tissue can be removed during a vaginoplasty procedure decreasing pain during intercourse.

Vaginal plastic surgery is made up of two main procedures, external and internal. The external consists mainly of enhancing appearance and the internal part is to improve sexual intercourse. The internal surgery tightens the walls of the vagina to increase pleasure during sexual intercourse.

Labiaplasty reduces the size or changes the shape of the labia minora, typically making them smaller or correcting an asymmetry between them. Childbirth and aging can cause enlargement or misshaping of the labia, while other women are naturally born with enlarged labia. Women with enlarged labia might experience discomfort with:

  • Exercise
  • Tight-fitting clothing
  • Sexual intercourse


These procedures are usually performed in an outpatient setting. The results of a labiaplasty are permanent; however the results of a vaginoplasty are not permanent. Aging and childbearing can change the results obtained after a vaginoplasty and may require further treatment.

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Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery are committed to performing the highest quality care, which is why our office based surgical office is accredited by the Joint Commission. We also provide all aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the face, breast and body including: FaceliftForehead Lift and Browlift,Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose)Genioplasty (Surgery of the Chin)Lip Enhancement and Jaw ImplantsCheek Dimples and Chin CleftsNeck and Facial LiposuctionRemoval of Skin Cancer and Skin LesionsTreatment of Facial Lacerations and Facial FracturesScar RevisionCosmetic Revision of Previous Facial SurgeryCorrective Jaw (Orthognathic) SurgeryFacial NeurosurgeryFacial ReconstructionBurns and Burn ReconstructionCleft Lip and Cleft PalateSilicone and Saline Breast Implant AugmentationBreast LiftBreast ReductionMale Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)Breast ReconstructionAbdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck),Liposuction and LiposculptureBrachioplasty (Arm Lift)Buttock and Thigh LiftVaginal Rejuvenation and LabiaplastyBody Lifting and Contouring after weight loss and gastric bypass surgery, and Tattoo Removal.  Non-surgical skin and laser procedures provided at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery include: BOTOX® and Juvéderm® InjectionsChemical Peeling and DermabrasionDermasweep MicrodermabrasionLaser Hair RemovalLaser Skin Care and Mole RemovalSkin Resurfacing and Skin RetoningFace and Body Spider Vein RemovalSurgical Hair Restoration, and the Exclusive Vivité® Skin Care Line.

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