Dr. Bora Ok | Estetik, Plastik, Rekonstrüktif Cerrahi

Genital Surgery


What is genital plastic surgery?

Due to factors like advancing age and childbirth, women may face problems in the genital region, such as a loosening vagina and sagging or enlarged labia. These may be purely cosmetic complaints or may cause more severe issues such as painful intercourse and be taxing on one's self-confidence.

Vaginal laxity caused by stretched-out tissues in the vaginal canal can cause daily discomfort, and sexual dysfunction, keep partners from experiencing pleasure and take its toll on emotional and physical intimacy. Vaginal laxity may cause further problems, such as urinary incontinence. It is possible to treat these problems and improve the quality of life physically, mentally, and emotionally with genital plastic surgery, mainly vaginoplasty, and labiaplasty.

  1. Vaginoplasty
  2. Labiaplasty


1. Vaginoplasty

What is vaginoplasty (vaginal tightening)?

Vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure to tighten, reconstruct and restore the vagina that has loosened due to vaginal childbirth and/or advancing age. Especially in women who have had multiple vaginal childbirths, vaginal laxity can cause many problems that reduce their quality of life, from daily discomfort to decreased sexual satisfaction and urinary incontinence.


How is vaginoplasty done?

Extra skin and mucosal tissue are removed from the vagina, loosened pelvic floor muscles are sutured to create tightness and firmness, and incisions at the entrance of the vaginal canal, especially those caused by episiotomy during childbirth, are repaired.

Performed under general anesthesia, vaginoplasty is a painless procedure that takes about 40 minutes, and the patient can be discharged the same day or after one night at the hospital. The stitches dissolve on their own and disappear within ten days.

Frequently asked questions

What is the healing process like after vaginoplasty?

There may be some discomfort in the first 48 hours after the operation. The pain can be relieved with OTC painkillers prescribed by your doctor. Applying a cold compress to the incision area as described by your doctor also helps to reduce edema and pain.

Attention to personal hygiene is sufficient for wound care. After the operation, a vaginal packing is placed to control edema and discharge, which is typically removed the next day. The patient can take a bath on the third day unless advised otherwise.

It is advised to refrain from strenuous physical activity and avoid saunas, pools, hot tubs, and baths. Sexual intercourse should also be avoided for the first six weeks.

Is the result of vaginoplasty permanent?
Can the vagina return to its pre-birth state after vaginal childbirth?
What is the cost of vaginoplasty in Turkey?

2. Labiaplasty

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure for reducing, reshaping, and reconstructing the labia minora, or the inner lips surrounding the vagina. Large and/or sagging labia minora can be aesthetically displeasing, lead to pain during sexual intercourse and cause other problems such as recurrent urinary tract infections. Large labia minora can also cause extreme self-consciousness when wearing tight pants, swimsuits, or workout clothes. Labiaplasty eliminates all these problems, creating more aesthetic, symmetrical, and proportionate labia minora. Labiaplasty surgery can be performed on its own or together with vaginoplasty.


Clitoral hood reduction

Excess tissue on the labia minora may be enough to cover the clitoris. In this case, the clitoral hood reduction can be performed together with labiaplasty. In this procedure, the layers on the clitoris are removed to provide a more aesthetic appearance and to enhance arousal during sexual intercourse.


How is labiaplasty done?

Labiaplasty involves reshaping the inner lips by trimming the excess tissue. For the comfort of the patient, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia or sedation. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours, and the patient is usually discharged on the same day. Dissolvable stitches are typically used to suture the surgery site, which disappear within a few weeks.

Frequently asked questions

Who is a good candidate for labiaplasty?

Females over 18 who have self-confidence problems due to the enlarged labia, who are uncomfortable wearing tight clothes or engaging in activities such as cycling or horseback riding, and who experience pain during sexual intercourse due to labia getting in the way can prefer labiaplasty. Virgin females can get labiaplasty, it is not a procedure that damages the hymen.

What happens if someone who needs labiaplasty chooses not to get it?
Does labiaplasty cause loss of sensation?
What is the healing process like after labiaplasty?
Are the effects of labiaplasty permanent?
What is the cost of labiaplasty in Turkey?

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