For vaginal looseness that can occur after giving birth, menopause, and the natural aging process, women may seek out vaginal tightening treatments. Surgical and nonsurgical THERMIva® vaginal tightening procedures are both available, but which one is right for you? Here, we’ll help you make the best choice for you by describing the ideal candidates for surgical vaginal rejuvenation and nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation with THERMIva®.
Surgical Vaginal Tightening
Surgical vaginal tightening is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure to restore strength, control, and muscle tone in the vaginal tissues.
Surgical vaginal tightening is generally ideal for patients with moderate to severe vaginal relaxation or pelvic organ prolapse. In these cases, patients may find that surgical vaginal tightening is a more effective solution than THERMIva® vaginal tightening for dramatic results.
After the one-to two-hour procedure, the results of surgical vaginal tightening last for many years.
Surgical vaginal tightening requires patients to wait six weeks before sex and tampon-wearing. This is an important step to ensure the best possible results from vaginal tightening treatment.
THERMIva® Nonsurgical Vaginal Tightening
THERMIva® nonsurgical vaginal tightening works by stimulating the tissues’ natural collagen production process using radiofrequency. No incisions or sutures are required, which appeals to patients looking to avoid surgery.
This treatment method is effective for many cases of vaginal laxity. Patients can experience notable cosmetic improvements, as well as greater sexual pleasure and relief from stress urinary incontinence. However, THERMIva® vaginal tightening may not provide the best results for patients with severe vaginal relaxation or pelvic organ prolapse.
The results of THERMIva® vaginal tightening generally last for about a year, after which patients can receive touch-up procedures one to two times annually, depending on their unique needs. For this reason, some patients may prefer surgical vaginal tightening, which provides longer-lasting results.
The recovery period for THERMIva® vaginal tightening is far shorter than that of surgical vaginal tightening. After THERMIva® vaginal tightening, patients can resume their regular activities immediately — no downtime is required.
To learn more about which vaginal tightening treatment is right for you, please contact Visionary Centre for Women today.