What is a vaginoplasty?

Vaginoplasty also known as posterior colporrhaphy, is a surgical procedure designed to tighten the vagina. This procedure brings the separated muscles together, and removed the extra mucosa skin from the back side. In some patients, the external skin can also be removed for a more aesthetic appearance. Vaginoplasty is one of the most popular vaginal rejuvenation procedures can help enhance sexual satisfaction.

Before and During the Procedure

Before undergoing a vaginoplasty surgery, Dr. Rodolfo Castillo board-certified plastic surgeon makes a detailed consultation and assessment. During this appointment, determine if you are a candidate, explain the procedure, discuss your expectations and take action. The doctor may require some preoperative studies and ask that you stop certain medications before treatment, guidelines on eating and drinking and quitting smoking.

Once the amount of tightening to be done is determined, a pie-shape wedge is marked to delineate the extra skin to be removed from inside the vagina. Beneath the skin, the tissues are tightened with strong sutures. Once the vaginal canal has been tightened, the mucosal skin is sutured closed. If there is external skin that protrudes, this can be reduced as well for a more aesthetic result.

After the Procedure and Recovering

Dr. Rodolfo Castillo board-certified plastic surgeon in Mexico and our medical staff will provide detailed postoperative instructions so you can experience a successful recovery.

They may feel a deep ache for the first few days, and there is no tampon use or intercourse for eight weeks.


Following your vaginoplasty surgery, Dr. Rodolfo Castillo will recommend you to:

  • Must wear compression garment or elastic bandages after the surgery
  • Avoid straining, bending and lifting or any pressures on the suture lines
  • Avoid vaginal penetration for 6 weeks
  • Avoid wearing tampons or having intercourse after four to six weeks
  • In case of any infection, wash the wound with soap and water. If discomfort persists, contact your Patient Care Coordinator