Lateral colporrhaphy

Lydia A. Fein, Carlos Medina, Noor Joudi

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Lateral colporrhaphy is a surgical technique used to cosmetically tighten the vaginal mucosa and is indicated for vaginal laxity and decreased vaginal sensation, though data are limited regarding its effectiveness. The goal of lateral colporrhaphy is to excise redundant vaginal mucosa to improve appearance and enhance sensation during intercourse. Possible complications include localized infection, postoperative bleeding, wound breakdown, recurrent vaginal laxity or decreased sensation, overcorrection resulting in a very narrow vaginal canal, vaginal pain, dyspareunia, granulation tissue, cystotomy, proctotomy, and fistulae. This is considered a cosmetic procedure by most insurance companies and not covered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Colporrhaphy
  • Laxity
  • Vagina
  • Vaginal rejuvenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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