Aging, childbirth, massive weight loss, or genital injury can lead to aesthetic or functional issues in the vulvovaginal area, including laxity of the vaginal walls, vaginal dryness or irritation, or stretched contours of the vulva. These conditions can affect both your personal comfort and self-confidence, preventing you from fully enjoying life. Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck can perform vaginal rejuvenation at his Ottawa, Ontario, practice to restore or enhance the vagina’s cosmetic appearance as well as function. Be it through skillful surgery or non-invasive ThermiVa®, you can find a treatment option that suits your lifestyle and aesthetic goals at our cosmetic surgery practice.
Candidates for Vaginal Rejuvenation
Vaginal Rejuvenation is a term used for procedures that electively treat specific concerns related to the area confined by the vulva. Its primary goal is to restore or enhance the vagina’s cosmetic appearance as well as function, utilizing either surgical or non-surgical measures depending upon on each patient's particular needs. Vaginal rejuvenation may be considered by women whose lifestyle has been hampered by changes in the internal and external vaginal tissues after childbirth or menopause. Stretched or sagging genital tissues and reduced sensation do not just pose a barrier to a satisfying sex life, they can also cause other problems, including:
- Urinary stress incontinence
- Vaginal dryness that leads to pain during sexual intercourse
- Discomfort or pain during activities such as bike riding or horse riding
- Discomfort in wearing tight clothes
If you experience any of these conditions and would like an effective solution, Dr. Van Wyck can create a treatment plan that targets your specific concerns. Your candidacy for vaginal rejuvenation will be determined after a thorough checkup during the initial consultation with your plastic surgeon. The anatomy of the vulva is divided into several zones or areas from the mons to the anus. During your consultation, Dr. Van Wyck can help you choose the best procedure for your goals based on the location of your concerns and their severity.
Vaginal rejuvenation surgeries at our practice can involve vaginoplasty, in which the vaginal walls are tightened or a labiaplasty, in which the vulva or labia are contoured for a more desirable shape. In some cases, we can perform a customized combination of both procedures. Like all surgeries, any risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced and skilled surgeon like Dr. Van Wyck. He is not only extensively trained, but he is also an innovator and respected teacher in his field. He is constantly investing in innovative technology that can help him deliver exceptional care and superior results for every patient and procedure.
The ThermiVa® vaginal laser treatment can help patients achieve their goals painlessly, with no downtime or side effects.
ThermiVa: A Painless, Non-surgical Treatment Option
Dr. Van Wyck and his team also offer a non-surgical alternative for vaginal rejuvenation using ThermiVa®. This therapy has been cleared by the FDA, and can tighten the labia and internal vaginal tissues using controlled radio frequency energy. The ThermiVa® vaginal laser treatment can help patients achieve their goals painlessly, with no downtime or side effects.
The ThermiVa® device is thin and wand-like, and patient hygiene is ensured as a single device is used for only one patient's treatment. The entire treatment is generally divided over three office appointments spaced one month apart, and each session typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes. This treatment relies on the radio frequency waves gently heating the tissues and boosting collagen production. Patients can see or feel the difference immediately, and experience the total benefits after the completion of the entire treatment.
Rejuvenate Your Confidence
If you are looking to revamp your confidence and improve your quality of life, vaginal rejuvenation may be the solution for you. Contact us to learn more about our vaginal treatment options, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Van Wyck.