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Vaginal Tightening (inc Pelvic Floor Surgery)

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- Comprehensive aftercare

What is pelvic floor surgery?


What are the benefits of this surgery?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


What is pelvic floor surgery?

Vaginal tightening at The Hospital Groupwhich incorporates pelvic floor surgeryis carried out by our leading Consultant Gynaecologist, who is highly experienced and has worked with us for more than a decade.     

The operation helps to reinforce and rebuild the perineal body. This is the area where the perineal muscles are located, outside the vagina. This is a reconstructive surgery to rebuild the area at the entrance to the vagina. It is sometimes mislabelled as a "vaginoplasty".   

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The posterior repair procedure results in more effective vaginal function by rebuilding the perineal body as well as reconstructing the deeper muscles in the area. Another benefit is that the surgery can restore strength, tone and control to your vaginal musclesPelvic floor surgery can also enhance sensitivity by improving the effectiveness of the anatomy. 

Our Gynaecologists are also very experienced at treating bladder prolapses, which specifically reduces urinary frequency and urgency and, for some, can be life-changing.  

Please note, vaginal mesh is never used in any of our procedures. 

What are the benefits of this surgery?

If there has been a tear around the vaginal area during childbirth, the pelvic area often becomes damaged and this can cause symptoms such as constipation, irritable bowel, and difficulty in defecation. Some women could also experience incomplete bladder emptying or incontinence. Discomfort during intercourse can occur from this condition which, in turn, affects overall confidence.  

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Pelvic floor surgery, posterior repair, and complex vaginal repairs have been successfully carried out for many years at The Hospital Group. These surgeries help women by improving the function of the pelvic floor and tightening the vaginal muscles 

These procedures have been carried out for over 20 years by our Senior Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon. He believes that the quality of a woman’s life can drastically improve after undergoing this procedure. Imay help with self-esteem and reduce stress levels as pelvic floor surgery can also improve bladder function. 

Are there any risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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As a guide, these could include bleeding, pain, scarring, infections, wound breakdown and potential revision surgery.  


Is it right for me?

Vaginal muscles can become loose and weak following childbirth when it stretches the levator group of muscles that form the perineal body. You may have also lost muscle tone naturally with age. These conditions could lead to you considering pelvic floor surgery.   

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We recommend waiting until about a year after your child is born, if you were considering this surgery post-labour, although during your consultation we can discuss this in more detail. To be considered for surgery, you must be generally fit and healthy, have a healthy BMI, have no serious underlying health conditions and be 18 or older. Our Consultant Gynaecologists will sometimes advise that you may benefit from counselling related to your treatment. 


The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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We have several finance options to choose from, ranging from paying for the procedure outright, to spreading the cost over a number of years on our flexible finance plans. Learn more about these on our Pricing and Finance page.

Fast Facts

Surgery Time: 1 hour
Time Off Work: 2 weeks
Hospital Stay: 1 night
Full Recovery: From 2 - 3 weeks
Sexual Intercourse: After 4 - 8 weeks
Exercise: After 4 weeks
Scarring: Minimal
Final Results: From 4 - 6 months

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Vaginal Tightening (inc Pelvic Floor Surgery) FAQs

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How long does vaginal tightening surgery take?
Vaginal tightening surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for one night.
What does vaginal tightening surgery involve?
Vaginal tightening surgery tightens the stretched tissues and pelvic floor muscles and ligaments. The surgeon will also remove any excess skin to reduce the overall size of the vagina.
How will I feel after vaginal tightening surgery?
You should expect your vagina and the internal and external surrounding area to be quite swollen and sore after surgery. It is a sensitive area, so walking and sitting may be uncomfortable at first. You’ll be given pain relief while in hospital and advice on managing the pain and discomfort when you return home. An ice pack wrapped in cloth may also give you some relief. The early recovery stage will pass, but if you have any concerns, you will have 24/7 contact details for our nursing team.
How long is recovery?
You should be able to return to work about one week after surgery and expect to be fully recovered in four weeks. You will need to abstain from sexual intercourse for 4-8 weeks, depending on your recovery.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

Your first appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Your surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The surgery

You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.

The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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