Vaginal cosmetic treatments are becoming increasingly popular in Los Angeles as more treatment options become available and more women become aware that there is a viable solution to their discomfort or dissatisfaction “down there.” Cosmetic vaginal procedures are often about more than just appearances, as many women, particularly those who have had children, wish to regain their confidence, femininity, and sexual satisfaction.
At Comprehensive Urology, we are proud to offer the latest and most effective vaginal cosmetic treatments designed to help women achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results they want. Our team of experienced, compassionate urologists understand that the decision to undergo any vaginal cosmetic treatment is incredibly personal one, which is why we strongly believe in providing a caring, supportive environment in addition to expert treatment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Vaginal Cosmetic Treatment?
It is not uncommon for women to experience changes in the look and feel of their vagina as a result of age, childbirth, or other conditions, and a rejuvenation procedure can successfully reverse these changes. However, any woman who feels uncomfortable, embarrassed, or unhappy with the appearance or feel of her genitals is eligible to undergo a cosmetic treatment.
Vaginal cosmetic treatments can benefit a wide range of individuals. Please do not hesitate to contact the experienced surgeons at Comprehensive Urology to learn more.
Types of Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures involve tightening or reducing the size of specific areas of the vagina, such as the labia majora or labia minora (the outer and inner lips) or the vaginal canal.
Depending on the particular vaginal area that a women would like to address, our surgeons may suggest one or a combination of the following types of vaginal cosmetic treatments:
One of the most commonly recommended treatments, a labiaplasty involves reducing the size or adjusting the symmetry of the labias. Many women live with embarrassment and discomfort as a result of labial protuberance, asymmetry or excess skin. A labiaplasty can help women feel comfortable in everyday life, as well as when wearing formfitting outfits, such as a bathing suit.
A labiaplasty procedure typically requires removing excess tissue to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape and size that is also comfortable when walking or sitting. The procedure is relatively short and typically performed as an outpatient procedure, which means that patients can return home the same day as the treatment. Additionally, the recovery time is often no more than two to three days.
ThermiVa is an ideal vaginal cosmetic treatment for women who want to see gradual, beautiful results without having to undergo surgery. Using thermistor-regulated RF energy waves to gently heat the skin, ThermiVa effectively causes tissues to become tighter and firmer. The ThermiVa radiofrequency waves work by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, which helps shrink loose, stretched or excess skin.
ThermiVa treatments are administered on an outpatient basis with a smooth, “S” shaped hand piece that can target internal and external anatomical features, such as the inner and outer labia, as well as the vaginal canal. Each cosmetic ThermiVA treatment session takes only about 15 to 30 minutes, and patients are recommended to undergo at least three sessions over a period of four months to achieve the best ThermiVa results possible.
Following a full ThermiVa cosmetic treatment, patients will have nine months to a year of cosmetically appealing results, in addition to improved nerve function and muscle tone.
Labiaplasty vs. ThermiVa
When considering whether to undergo a labiaplasty or ThermiVa treatment, it is important to note that both vaginal cosmetic procedures can provide similar results. However, labiaplasty or ThermiVA can offer a range of benefits that may be more appealing to some patients than others.
The Advantages of Labiaplasty:
- Long-lasting results
- Short procedure
- Performed under local anesthesia
- Reduces physical pain or pinching of excess tissue
- Improves appearance of inner and/or outer labia
- Increase in self-confidence and comfort
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and complications to consider, which may or may not be deciding factors for a patient.
The Disadvantages of Labiaplasty:
- Surgical procedure
- Recovery period of three days to three weeks
- Risk of infection, scarring, and/or reduced sensitivity
- Avoid physical and sexual activity during recovery
As a non-surgical vaginal cosmetic treatment, ThermiVa provides the following benefits and risks.
The Advantages of ThermiVa:
- No incisions necessary
- Short treatment sessions
- Improves physical sensation and appearance
- Treats internal and external features
- Improves dryness and laxity
- No downtime
The Disadvantages of ThermiVa:
- Gradual results
- Short-term effects (nine to 12 months)
- Multiple sessions are suggested
- Retreatment for ThermiVa suggested every year or two
At Comprehensive Urology, we provide ample information for our patients to make a confident decision about if labiaplasty or ThermiVa is right for them. Each of the vaginal cosmetic treatments, such as labiaplasty and ThermiVa we offer are safe and highly effective, allowing women to feel comfortable and confident in their bodies. To learn more about your options for labiaplasty and ThermiVa, please do not hesitate to contact us today!
Over the course of a woman’s life, factors like age, childbirth, weight changes, and various medical conditions can cause the muscles of the vagina and surrounding tissue to become stretched or loose, often leading to discomfort, incontinence, and reduced sexual satisfaction. Fortunately, our dedicated urologists in Los Angeles offer a non-surgical vulvovaginal rejuvenation procedure called ThermiVa that helps restore and revive your feminine wellness with no downtime or discomfort.
To learn more about ThermiVa treatment and how it can help you reclaim natural lubrication, sexual comfort, and confidence, please contact us today! Simply schedule a ThermiVa consultation online or call us at (310) 499-2756.
Find the Confidence You Deserve with ThermiVa
ThermiVa is a non-surgical outpatient procedure in Los Angeles that uses thermistor-regulated RF energy emission to gently heat skin tissue, causing it to gradually shrink and tighten. ThermiVa is administered with an “S” shaped hand piece has smooth curves for optimal comfort in treating both internal and external anatomical features.
Radio frequency energy has been used in cosmetic facial procedures for years and is gentle enough to not require any recovery time. For the best possible ThermiVa results, it is recommended that patients undergo three ThermiVa sessions of 15 to 30 minutes over a period of three months. Patients typically see immediate results followed by more significant results over the next three to four months with ThermiVa. In total, patients in Beverly Hills may enjoy up to nine months to one year of tighter skin tissue from ThermiVa as the body produces more collagen in the treated area.
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Improve Appearance, Health and Sexual Function with ThermiVa
ThermiVa provides overall improvement of skin and muscle tissue, nerve enhancement, and increased blood vessels in the labia and vaginal canal for renewed and strengthened results. Women who have lost elasticity or suffered excessive stretching can regain normal skin and muscle tone that can also improve bladder and orgasmic function with ThermiVA. Additional benefits from ThermiVa include:
- No need for anesthesia
- No downtime necessary
- Able to resume sexual activity the same day as ThermiVa treatment
- Noticeable results after first and second session
- Reduced urinary leakage
- Improved vaginal moisture
- Increased nerve sensitivity
- Reduction of sagging skin
- Long-lasting results
In order to ensure the best possible outcome that suits each patient’s unique needs, it is strongly recommended to seek ThermiVa therapy from a skilled urologist in Los Angeles who understands a patient’s cosmetic and medical needs. In many cases, ThermiVa may provide enough pelvic floor strength and improvement to avoid the need for bladder surgery or prolapse reconstruction surgery.
Find Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment Today!
We offer a variety of vaginal repair procedures in addition to ThermiVa, including sling procedures, robotic surgery, bladder augmentation, and prolapse repair. Our urologists in Beverly Hills use the most advanced treatment options such as ThermiVa and focus on the minimally invasive procedures and quality of life preservation. When considering a vaginal rejuvenation procedure such as ThermiVa, please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a consultation by calling (310) 499-2756 today!
Labia surgery or labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which enlarged or assymetrical labia minora or majora are reshaped for better cosmetic or functional results. It is not uncommon for women to experience changes in the shape, size, and overall appearance of their genitals over time, whether due to childbirth, genetics, or trauma. However, when these changes cause physical discomfort, embarrassment, or unhappiness, a labiaplasty procedure can help you gain confidence and satisfaction with your body.
The inner or outer labia, also known as the labia minora or labia majora, are the folds of skin surrounding the vagina. This tissue varies in color, shape, and size among women and can often become stretched, loose, or enlarged over time. If the inner folds become pronounced or extended, many women feel self-conscious or embarrassed, as well as experience pain during intercourse or irritation when walking or sitting.
The experienced labiaplasty surgeons at Comprehensive Urology can provide the information and insight you need to make a confident decision about whether a labiaplasty procedure is right for you. Our surgeons strongly believe in providing a caring and supportive environment as well in addition to comprehensive care and expert treatment.
Who is the Best Candidate for Labia Reduction Surgery?
The decision to undergo female genital surgery is incredibly personal and many women choose to undergo this elective procedure for a wide range of reasons. The best candidates for a labiaplasty meet one or more requirements:
- Experience pain or discomfort during physical or sexual activity
- Are unhappy with the shape, size, or appearance of their genitals
- Do not smoke
- Are not pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the future
- Currently in good physical health
- Feel uncomfortable or self-conscious in tight fitting clothing
- Have polyps on the labia
The labiaplasty surgeons at Comprehensive Urology strongly believe in taking the time to get to know a patient’s needs and goals, and strive to ensure that each patient has realistic expectations when it comes to labiaplasty procedure or any form of genital rejuvenation treatment.
Types of Labiaplasty Procedures
There are numerous surgical techniques designed to address a variety of concerns when it comes to labiaplasty, however, the main goals of these procedures is typically to reduce the size of the inner or outer lips.
Labia Minora Reduction – This labiaplasty procedure involves removing excess or uneven skin interior vaginal lips that may have become stretched, loose, or enlarged, resulting in discomfort or embarrassment. Many women choose to undergo a labiaplasty because the protruding inner lips can create an unsightly bulge when wearing bathing suits, leotards, or other tight-fighting outfits.
In order to reduce the size of the inner lips, the urological surgeons at Comprehensive Urology will make minimal incisions to reduce bleeding and scarring, as well as improve the overall recovery experience. Less tissue damage should require less downtime.
Labia Majora Reduction – This labiaplasty procedure involves removing excess or uneven skin of the outer vaginal lips. In many cases, the labia majora can become stretched or enlarged as a result of childbirth or aging. The excess tissue can cause discomfort or make women feel too self-conscious or embarrassed to wear tight-fitting clothing, such as yoga pants, jogging shorts, bathing suits, or leotards.
In reducing the size or shape of the outer folds via labiaplasty, our surgeons use the most advanced techniques to safely remove excess skin with minimal incisions strategically placed to achieve natural-looking results.
Both types of labiaplasty procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic, allowing the patient to return home within the same day. It’s not uncommon for our team to perform a labiaplasty in addition to other urological treatments, such as pelvic organ prolapse, to ensure our patients receive the most comprehensive treatment available.
Recovering from Female Genital Surgery
In most cases, patients typically recovery fairly quickly from labia reshaping surgery. During the first few days after the labiaplasty, women can expect to have swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the genital area, however, these side effects can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication, ice packs, anesthetic spray, and rest.
Patients are advised to wear loose fitting clothing during the first several days after a labiaplasty to eliminate the risk of friction and discomfort. It will also be helpful for women to wear a pad for a few days in the event of minor bleeding and to take prescription antibiotics to prevent infection. Every patient recovers at her own pace after a labiaplasty, so it’s important to listen to your body and discuss your recovery process with the doctors at Comprehensive Urology. We can help monitor your progress and will advise when it’s safe to resume exercising as well as sexual activity after the labiaplasty procedure.
To learn more about our labiaplasty or ThermiVA procedures and whether it is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced vaginal rejuvenation doctors at Comprehensive Urology in Los Angeles.
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