The vaginal rejuvenation Tampa procedure is a cosmetic surgical and non-surgical process that beautifies the vagina to your liking and comfort. Many women experience changes in the vaginal structure and response after childbirth, or as part of the aging process.
Now, with new technologies accessible, women have more choices to correct their discomfort. There are new selections that are effective, easy and painless. The time has come for a safe and effective treatment that is quick and comfortable for women’s care.
What is a Labiaplasty:
Labiaplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The techniques used during the procedure will vary depending on the personal needs of the patient. Most women can return to everyday activities within a week or two, though it is recommended that patients refrain from sexual intercourse and strenuous exercise for a bit longer.
Depending on the patient’s concern, any of the following substitute surgeries can be performed:
- If there is too much skin, a patient may want to consider a labia majora plasty.
- Some women may have long or bulky outer vaginal lips (labia majora), in addition to a large labia minora. The labia majora can be reduced in size through excision.
- Women who complain of excess skin along the top of the clitoris can benefit from clitoral hood reduction. This form of labial surgery surgically trims down the clitoral hood to decrease bulkiness.
- Vaginal rejuvenation utilizes dermal fillers to plump up the surrounding area as well as correct vaginal dryness – this treatment is also known as labia puffing. As a non-surgical procedure, it is very appropriate for women that are anxious about undergoing invasive surgery.
Who is a Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Women with large labia folds understand the discomfort that they cause, including tugging during sexual intercourse, activities like riding a bike, or wearing tight clothing. Women may also experience low self-confidence to due to their large labia folds, and wish to undergo the procedure for cosmetic reasons. Dr. Shienbaum can address your vaginal appearance and restore it to a more pleasant and comfortable size.
What is recovery like from Labiaplasty?
Following surgery, bruising and swelling may occur, and any discomfort can be controlled with medication. Patients are recommended to rest in bed for the first couple of days to avoid irritation that may occur with walking. Many patients can return to work within a week, depending on the type of job. Patients should avoid sexual intercourse for one month. Be sure to follow Dr. Shienbaum’s specific post-op instructions for best results.
I’m Interested in Labiaplasty, What Is the Next Step?
A labial reduction, like most surgeries, is an important personal decision. Learning more about the procedure, results, and recovery can help you make that decision. If you are interested in this procedure, you are encouraged to call Brandon Plastic Surgery. Patients are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum to learn and understand more about labiaplasty.
The FDA released a statement on 7/30/2018 alerting patients and health care providers that the use of energy-based devices to perform vaginal “rejuvenation” may be associated with serious adverse events. These devices are currently being used in the Tampa Bay Area including Brandon, Tampa, Lakeland and Riverview. The safety and effectiveness of these devices for treatment has not been established. The treatment of symptoms or conditions by applying energy-based therapies to the vagina may lead to serious adverse events, including vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sexual intercourse, and recurring/chronic pain
The following devices have NOT been cleared by the FDA for “vaginal rejuvenation “. The respective manufacturers have been contacted and the FDA will be monitoring their claims about uses of their products. The FDA issued a notice to the manufacturers about the risks these laser and energy devices when used for vaginal rejuvenation
Below are some of the devices currently used for vaginal rejuvenation which were noted in the FDA warning.
Venus Fiore™ is designed with three applicators to address internal vaginal health restoration, labia skin tightening, and mons pubis reduction. It’s powered by proprietary (MP)2 technology-the synergistic combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and PEMF-and the innovative applicators and features ensure optimal patient safety, comfort, and hygiene with single-use disposables, while delivering noticeable results with no downtime.
The Exilis Ultra Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment meets strict safety standards. Our specialists take care to pick the correct form-fitting applicator tip size as everyone has a unique vaginal canal size and shape. The low heat radio frequencies eliminate all chances of vaginal discharge, infection, or bruising. 360 degrees Volumetric Heating makes for a quick and comfortable treatment session.
Votiva is a vaginal rejuvenation device that uses radiofrequency (RF) to tighten pelvic muscles, treating the effects of vaginal laxity such as urinary incontinence and loss of sensitivity.
ThermiVa® is a non-invasive, non-hormonal treatment that uses controlled radiofrequency energy to gently heat tissue, with little to no discomfort and no downtime.
MonaLisa Touch is a revolutionary new vaginal rejuvenation procedure that can treat vaginal atrophy and its many symptoms. Using an advanced medical laser, MonaLisa Touch stimulates the vaginal tissue with a controlled energy pulse, causing an increase in collagen production, which is essential to healthy vaginal cells.
Alma FemiLift is a state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive outpatient solution that incorporates CO2 technology to provide optimal care for various feminine concerns. The procedure is fast, painless and completely safe, and provides highly effective results. It’s a versatile solution that enables medical practitioners to treat various feminine indications quickly and effectively.
JOULE Multi-Platform System is A non-ablative treatment using selected wavelengths of light penetrating deep into tissue. Specially designed sapphire quartz delivers therapeutic light through the Broadband Light (BBL™) handpiece by gently massaging the exterior vaginal skin heating the dermal layer. End results include a more pleasing appearance and a feeling of increased texture and tone.