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FAQ 2015-02-18T13:15:15+00:00
Are there any specific medical problems that would prevent me from having a rejuvenation procedure? 2015-02-24T03:32:48+00:00

This is a minimally invasive procedure so as long as you are in good health, you can typically have the procedure done. Those with heart conditions or other severe problems may not qualify, but that is quite rare.

Can these procedures help get rid of the bulging that has developed above my genital region and below my waist line? 2015-02-24T03:32:12+00:00

Yes. This are is called the mons pubis, and it often develops an extra layer of fat that can cause distortion or bulging compared to the surrounding area. We have a procedure that can be done on its own, or at the same time as other work in this area.

After the procedure, how long until I can begin using a tampon again? 2015-02-24T03:31:34+00:00

You should use sanitary pads for at least six weeks after the procedure to help ensure you don’t rip any stitches or cause other problems. After six weeks, you can return to using tampons as long as it does not cause any pain or discomfort.

Can I have this procedure while I am on my period? 2015-02-24T03:31:00+00:00

Yes, that will not cause any problems at all.

Will this procedure have any effect on my menstrual cycle? 2015-02-24T03:30:27+00:00

It is possible that your cycle will be thrown off temporarily due to the procedures. We use minimally invasive laser techniques, however, so in many cases there is no impact to your natural cycle.

 

After having a baby, how long do I have to wait before having laser vaginal rejuvenation? 2015-02-24T03:29:30+00:00

You should wait at least six weeks from a natural delivery. Your vagina needs time to heal and return to its normal size before we can begin making a proper surgical plan. Also, if you are breast feeding, there may be further restrictions due to the anesthesia.

After my procedure, how long will it be until my first post-op appointment? 2015-02-24T03:28:11+00:00

This will depend on the specifics of the procedure you are having performed. For many procedures a follow up appointment is only necessary if there is a problem or a concern. For surgeries to address urinary stress incontinence, we typically have you come back in about a week to have the catheter removed and ensure everything is healing properly.

Are there any risks associated with these procedures? 2015-02-21T15:45:09+00:00

All of the procedures performed in our facility are done to the highest standards, and only by a highly trained and experienced surgeon. As with any surgery, however, there may be some risk of infection or hemorrhage, which occur in less than 1% of patients. We have not experienced any of these issues in the past, and take every possible precaution to avoid them with each of our patient.

As mentioned above, if you have any questions about your specific procedure, please don’t hesitate to call in and set up a consultation with the doctor. This is the best way to learn exactly what you can expect from your procedure.

Where will I complete my recovery? 2015-02-21T15:43:48+00:00

If you are from the area, you will go home for your recovery (after a brief period of observation in our facility). Recovering at home is more comfortable and can help get you back to normal more quickly. If you are traveling from out of town, you can recover in a hotel room with a loved one there to help take care of you. If nobody will be traveling with you, we can help make arrangements to have a private nurse stay with you during the first few days of recovery.

How much pain can I expect during the recovery period? 2015-02-21T15:42:48+00:00

During the procedure the entire genital area is treated with a long lasting local anesthetic. This helps to minimize or even eliminate any pain during the first 18 hours of recovery. After that time there may be some fairly minor pain, which will be managed by prescription drugs. Most patients report that the discomfort is very tolerable and not a major concern.

How long will the surgery last? 2015-02-21T15:37:28+00:00

These procedures are meant to be permanent solutions to the problems you’re facing. Of course, if you have additional children or experience other major changes to your body, you may notice changes to the genital region as well. As long as you follow the recovery steps and your overall health and body stays the same, you should not experience any noticeable issues for many years.

After procedure intercourse 2015-02-21T15:36:13+00:00

 In most cases you will have to wait about six weeks before engaging in intercourse.

Improvement of sexual gratification? 2015-02-21T14:44:54+00:00

A) We have a number of different options available to help improve the overall sensitivity of the genitals, which will help improve your sexual gratification. The doctor can help to tighten up the muscles of the vaginal wall, which helps to add additional friction during intercourse, which is essential for maximum stimulation. He can also take steps to help to improve access to the clitoris, and even improve g-spot access. When each of these steps is performed in conjunction, it can have dramatic effects on the way sex feels.

Restore to a more youthful look! 2012-11-27T14:44:31+00:00

As I have aged I have noticed that the look of my vagina has changed, and there doesn’t seem to be any exercises or other things I can do to address this problem. Can your procedures help to restore a more youthful look to my genital region?

Absolutely. The doctor can help give your genitals the exact that you desire. Depending on your specific situation, the labia minora can be sculpted to give you the look you desire.

Problems with Urination? 2012-11-27T14:44:05+00:00

I struggle with passing small amounts of urine when I exercise, sneeze, and laugh or at other times. Is there anything that can be done about this?

Yes. This issue is known as stress urinary incontinence, and is very common. It can be caused by aging, having children or a number of other reasons. We can correct this issue by helping to strengthen the muscles along the top part of the vaginal wall.

How long this procedure will take? 2012-11-27T14:43:43+00:00

Every patient is slightly different, and the operating time will vary based on exactly how much work needs to be done. Your doctor will give you a custom estimate on the length of the surgery before he begins. On average, however, these procedures take about one hour to complete.

How much does the procedure cost? 2012-11-27T14:43:24+00:00

The specific costs will vary depending on the procedures you require and how much work needs to be done. A specific price can be provided to you after your initial evaluation and consultation. The prices we quote are for the entire procedure including the surgical center, the surgeon, the equipment, the anesthesiologist, nurses and any follow up appointments you require.

What anesthetic or other pain management techniques will be used during the procedure? 2012-11-27T14:42:55+00:00

The anesthetics used will depend on the specific procedure you require as well as you own personal preferences. You, the doctor and our certified anesthesiologist will choose from a variety of options including local anesthetics, nerve blocks, epidural, general anesthetic and more.