Dr Sherina Balaratnam talks Vaginal Rejuvenation with FemiLift at London Bridge Plastic Surgery
What is FemiLift and vaginal tightening?
Since the vaginal wall contains collagen fibres, over time these can stretch and cause the vaginal wall to lose elasticity. This can cause a reduction in enjoyment of sexual intercourse. As well as a normal part of aging, this reduction in elasticity can be increased after child birth. Women may also notice that urinary incontinence occurs. Another consequence of the loss of elasticity in the vagina can be repeat vaginal infections which are debilitating and distressing.
New technology has allowed us to offer a revolutionary technique for tightening the vaginal walls. Using a laser to stimulate collagen growth, the FemiLift tightens the vaginal wall, thereby restoring a more youthful feel. It also helps reduce urinary incontinence. In addition, feedback has shown that the FemiLift also helps those that suffer from dryness and recurrent vaginal infections.
Is not painful – women who have had the procedure report only a tingle of warmth but no pain.
Has no downtime
Is a very quick procedure, over in minutes
Is proven technology
Women notice results immediately and then more so after a short period of time, often a few days. The number of treatments that you will require will be recommended to you for long lasting results. This will be discussed with you at consultation before any treatments are carried out.
Q: Why choose FemiLift at LBPS?
A: The surgical and medical expertise of the team at LBPS is second to none. We understand that any procedure involving the vagina and surrounding areas is extremely personal in nature and our professional and gentle approach means that your dignity and comfort is of utmost importance. We have a dedicated female specialist who will ensure that the treatment is quick, pain free and comfortable.
Q: Who will perform my FemiLift Treatment?
A: At LBPS our specialist clinical team are trained to provide you with the very best care with safety as a priority. As a female, Dr Balaratnam, will guide and support you through your FemiLift Treatment from Consultation and Treatment, to Follow Up Care. Our experienced Nurses will also be at hand to support you at any time on our dedicated 24/7 patient phone number. Read more about Dr Sherina Balaratnam here – Meet Your Doctor
Q: Are there any requirements prior to having FemiLift treatment?
A: Prior to having any treatment you will need to have an up to date Pap smear result (within 12 months). This will be reviewed during your consultation to ensure your suitability for treatment.
Q: What happens during the treatment?
A: After a consultation to ensure that you are suitable for the FemiLift, the procedure is quick and painless. Using a speculum, a small rod containing the laser is gently inserted into the vagina. It is then carefully pulled back so that the laser covers the full length of the vaginal wall. It does not hurt and is over very quickly.
Q: What happens after the treatment?
A: Following the procedure it is recommended that you do not have sexual intercourse or use tampons for approximately five days to allow the vaginal wall to settle. There is no other restriction and no pain.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Most patients require just 1 or 2 treatments to achieve long lasting improvement in both sensation and urinary incontinence. If you have severe laxity you may require 3 or 4 treatments every 4 weeks to achieve the optimum result. Following your Consultation with our specialist you will be prescribed 1 or more treatments as indicated.
Q: How long do the results last following the FemiLift Treatment?
A: The Femilift treatment provides long lasting improvement in vaginal sensation and control of urinary incontinence. Results generally last from 18 months to 2 years depending on your individual health and pre-existing laxity.
Q: What are the costs?
A: The number of treatments that are required for each individual will vary. This will be determined at your Consultation. A course of two treatments is from £3200. Additional individual treatments from £1600.