Is Surgery the Only Option for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation is an increasingly popular procedure here in Austin, Texas, with many women who have gone through childbirth and menopause looking to improve both the aesthetics and physical health of their vaginas. There are many debilitating problems women can experience after having children, the most common being:
• Lack of intimate sensation
• Difficulty reaching orgasm
• A feeling of being ‘loose’
• Stretched or sagging labia
• Urine leaks when laughing, coughing or sneezing
• Difficulty holding a full bladder
We’re going to take a look at both surgical and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation options and discuss the ways in which they can help with all of the issues described above.
Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation – Vaginoplasty
Vaginoplasty is a broad term used to describe surgery of the vagina or labia. It can be performed not only to improve the aesthetics of the vagina, but also to reduce the size of the vaginal opening and correct various pelvic conditions such as prolapse or bladder weakness. It can be an effective way to overcome the aesthetic or physical effects of having children, but it is a very invasive and daunting solution.
Although there are many different types of vaginoplasty, having vaginal surgery is always a painful and risky procedure, not to mention expensive. As with any type of surgery, infection and excessive bleeding is always a risk, but there are many more potential side effects to vaginoplasty, such as:
• Loss of sensation
• Pain during intercourse
• Nerve damage leading to numbness
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation – ThermiVa
ThermiVa is a revolutionary vaginal rejuvenation treatment that does not require any surgery. In comparison to vaginoplasty, it is less expensive, faster and pain free. Plus, there’s no downtime which is ideal for busy moms who don’t want to take weeks off from their busy schedule to recover from surgery.
The treatment uses radiofrequency energy to gently apply controlled heat to the vaginal tissues. The heat works to shrink tissues and stimulate collagen production in order to help tissues remain plumped, elastic and as healthy as possible. It can be used on the labia, around the vaginal opening and inside the vagina, and can treat a wide range of problems including lack of intimate sensation, bladder weakness and vaginal dryness.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Without Pain
ThermiVa is not a painful procedure. The radiofrequency energy is applied via a slim wand – no larger than the size of an index finger – and since the heat generated is carefully controlled, there is no risk of burns or damage to the intimate tissues. Many women liken the sensation to a warm massage, and when the procedure is finished there is no lasting discomfort. ThermiVa is so gentle that women who undergo the procedure can have sexual intercourse on the same day, if they wish.
Another benefit of ThermiVa is that its effects can be seem immediately after the very first treatment. Although it is usually recommended to have three treatments in total to achieve the best results, most patients experience some visual and physical improvements straight away as the treated tissues begin to shrink and rejuvenate.
Which Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment Is More Effective?
As with any type of surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure, the effects can vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the problems experienced. ThermiVa can offer just as good results as vaginoplasty, but those results are gradual and occur over a series of months, while the effects of surgery can be achieved after just one procedure. However, with vaginoplasty there can be a great deal of swelling for several weeks after the surgery and the effects cannot be fully seen until the inflammation dies down.
If you’re considering a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, you should speak to a qualified physician about the problems you’re experiencing as they will be able to accurately recommend the most suitable treatment. Contact us today to book a free consultation with one of our expert physicians to discuss whether ThermiVa non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation is a suitable procedure for you.