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Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery in San Francisco, CA

Vaginoplasty & Labiaplasty Specialists

Vaginal Rejuvenation, also known as a Vaginoplasty or Labiaplasty, refers to surgical procedures that restore the vaginal anatomy to a more youthful look, feel and function. Vaginal Aesthetic and Rejuvenation Surgery, refers to two types of surgical procedures:

  • Cosmetic Surgery: of the external vaginal and vulvar structures.
  • Functional Surgery: of the vaginal canal to improve sexual function and gratification.

Dr. Leslie Kardos specializes in Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty surgery at Pacific Gynecology Surgical Group in San Francisco, CA. She has been recognized as a top gynecologic surgeon in the Bay Area her expertise performing minimally invasive surgical procedures. Learn more and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kardos today!

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Labiaplasty for Cosmetic Reasons

Aesthetic Labiaplasty’s are performed to improve the appearance of the external portion of the vagina and vulva. Many women who are born with enlarged labia or have this occur after childbirth or as part of the normal aging process, consider vaginal cosmetic surgery to help improve the appearance of these structures.

Vagionplasty for Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginopolasty to improve or enhance sexual function corrects damage that occurs to the supportive tissues in the walls of the vagina and muscles as a result of vaginal childbirth or aging. This damage can result in a relaxed vaginal canal and or a gaping vaginal opening. Vaginoplasty tightens the inside of the vaginal canal and the opening of the vagina to increase friction and improve sexual sensation.

Am I a candidate for a Vaginoplasty or Labiaplasty?

Women who are good candidates for a Vaginoplasty or Labiaplasty may be looking to improve or treat the following:

  • Looking to Improve Sexual Sensation
  • Looking to Improve the Appearance of External Genitalia and Restore Self-Esteem
  • Suffering From Stress Incontinence

About the Procedure

Vaginoplasty is performed by a urogynecologist or vaginal reconstructive surgeon under general anesthesia and in a hospital setting where you will stay for a maximum of two days. Vaginoplasty is a standard gynecologic surgical procedure that takes about 60 – 90 minutes with you spending about an hour in the recovery room where you are monitored for any post-operative complications.

What is Recovery Like?

After your surgery there will be some pain and discomfort. Your physician will prescribe medication to relieve pain and antibiotics to prevent infection. You will also be instructed to refrain from sexual intercourse for at least 2 weeks or until you heal completely. This is very important since the contraction of vaginal muscles during sexual activity may cause tearing and incomplete or delayed healing.

After a week you will have your sutures removed and receive instructions on specific exercises to strengthen and tighten your pelvic muscles. Vaginal muscle stretching exercises are very important since they can reduce the amount of scar tissue formed and help to ensure an adequate sized vagina.

You must also avoid being constipated and lifting heavy objects for about a month after your surgery


The results from Vaginoplasty can be very rewarding – both for the woman’s self esteem and where improved sexual function is a goal.

Since Vaginoplasty tightens and restores the vaginal muscles, it re-establishes friction that increases sexual gratification for both women and men. There is a 98% success rate. In about 2% of the cases a minor revision may be necessary to achieve appropriate results.

Schedule an Appointment for Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery in San Francisco, CA

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kardos today! She will take the time to answer any questions and determine the best treatment for you. For more information, contact our women’s health clinic at (415) 426-7859.

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