Can ThermiVA be considered for an alternative to labiaplasty?
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ThermiVA Versus Labiaplasty -- Which Is Best For Vaginal Rejuvenation? Do BOTH!
ThermiVa will give improvement of the appearance of both the labia majora and minora - #Williamsville NY
H Karamanoukian MD
ThermiVa To Reduce Labias
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I recommend a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon or urogynecologist experienced in labiaplasty and ThermiVa treatments. Other energy based devices can improve vaginal wall or canal laxity but offer no remedy for the external genitalia (labia, clitoral hood, etc.).
Best of luck to you.
In some cases
ThermiVa vs Labiaplasty
As an overview:
ThermiVa is a radiofrequency device utilizing thermal (heat) energy to target cell growth. It’s comfortable and has absolutely no downtime. ThermiVa is FDA approved for vaginal and labial tightening. Many patients also report increased sensitivity, lubrication and stimulation, in additional to relief from incontinence, but it’s primary function is vaginal tightening and any additional benefit is just that.
Please keep in mind that skin is not being removed with the ThermiVa, like it would be with a labiaplasty. I like to compare it to botox/filler vs a facelift- you will definitely see improvement with both- but physical anatomy and expectations are something to consider.
A photo would be helpful in answering your question
If you are looking for major and long lasting changes in your appearance, then surgery is your only option. If you not, the answer is maybe it will help, maybe not. If your physician is an expert in both surgical and nonsurgical therapies, you will get an honest balanced answer. If not, it's a hit or miss approach.
ThermiVa vs Labiaplasty
ThermiVa is a non-invasive treatment for vaginal tightening, stress incontinence, vaginal dryness and external tightening. The external genitalia can be treated and does show improvement. However, the amount of improvement in laxity of the external skin (labial majora and labia minora) is limited with a non-invasive treatment such as ThermiVa. If you have a large amount of labial laxity, labiaplasty may still be required to get the results you want. I recommend you discuss with a board certified plastic surgeon who performs both ThermiVa and labiaplasty.
You will absolutely notice a difference in the appearance of size and tightness using ThermiVa. Having said that, there is certainly a difference in the results you would get with Labiaplasty vs Thermiva. I suggest getting a consultation. Understanding how much you would like to reduce the size would help to choose which route would be best for you.
ThermiVa causes a significant change in the size of the labia.
ThermiVa causes a significant change in the size of the labia. The labia majora usually shows the most significant reduction in size but the labia minora will usually also decrease in size but not nearly as much. It is not uncommon for the labia minora to be larger than the labia majora. If you are symptomatic or wish to have this significantly reduced go for a consultation with a Physician who performs both reduction labial surgery as well as ThermiVa.
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