What is Vaginoplasty |Charleston SC

What is Vaginoplasty


After experiencing a vaginal birth, many women are starting to consider vaginoplasty. Especially after multiple natural births, it is quite common to seek a solution to improve your vaginal tone. As standard as this cosmetic surgery procedure has become, you may wonder, what is vaginoplasty?


Vaginoplasty is under the umbrella for a number of genitoplasty procedures that are performed in the vagina or vulva or any of the surrounding related structures. That includes surgery carried out in the:


  • Labia Majora
  • Clitoris
  • Cervix
  • Urethra
  • Uterus
  • Bartholin’s Gland
  • Rectum
  • Labia Minora
  • Lymphatics
  • Anal Sphincter
  • Urethral Sphincter
  • Perineal Musculature
  • Nerve Tissue
  • Large Blood Vessels


Why Choose Vaginoplasty?


Childbirth is not the only cause of vaginal loosening or slacking, women have also turned to vaginoplasty as a solution to reverse the effects of aging. Surgeons believe that undergoing vaginoplasty surgery can also improve sensitivity although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists doesn’t find this claim to be accurate.


The Truth About Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty


Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty have broadened into a group of various cosmetic surgeries known as “vaginal rejuvenations” or “designer vagina” surgery. In place of the scalpel, surgeons have recently started using laser technology as an alternative to traditional surgery. Here are examples of “vaginal rejuvenation.”


  1. Revirgination is when the thin tissue, known as the hymen, at the entrance of your vagina is repaired to its original state.
  2. Clitoral unhooding removes the tissue that typically covers the clitoris.
  3. G-spot amplification is when the front walls of your vagina, commonly known as the “G-spot” is injected with collagen to increase sensitivity and pleasure.


What are the risks of Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty?


Although the risks of vaginoplasty and labiaplasty surgery have not been recorded, the risks of general cosmetic vaginal surgery include:


  • Changes in sensation
  • Scarring
  • Pain
  • Infection

If you’re considering cosmetic vaginal surgery, give us a call so we can have an open discussion about your goals and concerns. We do our best to meet your expectations and consider the significance of helping you boost your confidence.

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About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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