What Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery?

The reasons for vaginal rejuvenation surgery may be cosmetic, functional, and even essential. Rejuvenation tightens or reshapes the vaginal area. The main areas of surgery include vaginoplasty, reduction of the clitoral hood, labiaplasty, labia majoraplasty, and monsplasty.

The Why and How of Vaginal Rejuvenation

Aging, childbirth, birth defects, or the desire to change the appearance of the vagina are all reasons for having cosmetic surgery on the genital area. The type of surgery depends on the needs or wishes of the patient. As with any other type of cosmetic surgery (we recommend to help you out), the client should learn as much about the procedure as possible and consider all options before committing to it. A brief description of each procedure follows.


Vaginoplasty is the procedure done to tighten the vaginal walls. The most common reasons for having a vaginoplasty are the loss of elasticity due to aging and the consequences of natural childbirth.


Labiaplasty concentrates on the inner or outer labia. It is done to change the structure of the labia folds. Women make the decision to have the surgery to reduce the size of the folds or correct the problem of one side being larger or longer than the other. The issue can be a result of aging or it may be an anomaly present at birth. Labiaplasty may be done as a stand-alone surgery or combined with a vaginoplasty.

Clitoral Hood Reduction

The clitoral hood is located over the clitoris and serves the same function as the foreskin on male genitalia. When the clitoris becomes aroused, the hood retracts. But sometimes the clitoral hood becomes abscessed and cannot do the job as it should. When this occurs, the result can be painful and lead to further infection. A reduction of the clitoral hood can help to prevent recurrences of the problem. Another reason for the reduction is an overabundance of folds. Women may feel this is unattractive and it can lead to difficulty with arousal and orgasm.

Labia Majoraplasty

This surgery pertains to the outer folds of the labia and is done for the same reasons as the general labiaplasty. When the labia majora is oversized, there may be difficulty with intimacy, urination, and hygiene. A woman may also wish to have it corrected for cosmetic reasons. The size of the outer labia is reduced or surgery is done on one side to make it match the other side.


When the mound above female genitalia bulges due to extra skin or excess fat it can affect a woman’s view of herself. Sometimes the bulge is noticeable when wearing a swimsuit or can be troublesome under fitted pants. A monsplasty reduces the size of the mound and can restore a woman’s confidence in her appearance.

Vaginal rejuvenation surgery makes it possible for women to have control over the size, function, and appearance of their most intimate areas. If you have a concern about any of the above structures of your vagina, it may be time to schedule a consultation with a board certified surgeon specializing in vaginal rejuvenation procedures.