The visible area between the vagina and the rectum is called the perineum. This is the same area where episiotomies are repaired and tears during a vaginal birth may occur. Some women note scar tissue, loose tissue and skin tags (redundant skin) in this area. A perineoplasty aims to tighten the opening of the vagina and repair the aesthetic to the perineum. The underlying muscles are repaired, bringing the perineal body back together. This aids in the sensation at the opening of the vagina for many women who feel too loose or have a “gaping” vagina.
It is important to have a consultation to determine if this treatment is needed or if you would be better suited with vaginoplasty. The vaginoplasty is done in addition to a perineoplasty to tighten the full length of the vagina.