Surgical vaginal tightening and nonsurgical vaginal tightening with THERMIva® are two options available to women seeking a solution to vaginal laxity, or vaginal looseness. This is a common issue experienced by women as a result of childbirth, menopause, hormonal changes, and aging. While surgical and THERMIva® vaginal tightening both serve to rejuvenate the vaginal area, the two procedures are distinctly different.
Read on for more information about the differences between surgical and THERMIva® vaginal tightening.
Vaginal laxity can lead to decreased self-confidence and sexual satisfaction. Vaginal looseness commonly leads to lost sensation during sexual intercourse. Stress urinary incontinence, which is uncontrollable urination during exercise, laughing, sneezing, or coughing, may also occur with vaginal laxity.
While vaginal laxity may be improved through kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, many women don’t see adequate improvement with kegels alone. For further improvement, a vaginal tightening procedure is a reliable solution.
Surgical Vaginal Tightening
Also called vaginoplasty, surgical vaginal tightening is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure to improve vaginal laxity. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation is recommended for women after they’re done having children to reduce symptoms including reduced sensation during sex, vaginal looseness, and perineum scar tissue protruding from the vaginal opening. Surgical vaginal tightening will give a “hand in glove” fit and the effect is permanent so this is for women finished with having babies and will give you the tightest results.
Anesthesia and Downtime
Surgical vaginal tightening is performed under general anesthesia. After the procedure, it’s crucial for patients to wait six weeks before having sex.
THERMIva® Vaginal Tightening
For patients looking to avoid the downtime required after surgical vaginal tightening, THERMIva® nonsurgical vaginal tightening is available. This treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) energy naturally to tighten the vaginal tissue by stimulating collagen production in the vaginal tissues, external labial areas, and vaginal walls under the urethra.
Anesthesia and Downtime
Neither general nor local anesthesia is required for THERMIva® vaginal tightening. It’s a pain-free procedure that only lasts for around 30 to 45 minutes. Three THERMIva® treatments, each spaced one month apart, typically provide optimal tightening results. The tightening effects of this procedure last about a year and need a yearly booster treatment for best results.
No downtime is required after THERMIva® vaginal tightening. Patients can return to work and other activities immediately. This makes it a more convenient method of vaginal tightening for patients with busy schedules or those who may still have more children.
Contact Visionary Centre for Women today to learn more about vaginal tightening treatment options.